DERBYSTAR has been the official ball partner of the Bundesliga and the 2nd Bundesliga since the 2018/19 season. The Bundesliga is one of the best football leagues in the world and has the highest number of spectators in Europe. The game is played with the Bundesliga Brillant APS ball, which not only impresses with its unique playing characteristics and high-quality workmanship, but also inspires clubs and fans every season with a new, innovative ball design. The partnership was recently extended ahead of time up to and including the 2025/26 season.
DERBYSTAR has also provided the official match ball for the 1st and 2nd Dutch football leagues since 2006. The Eredivisie in particular is considered one of the talent factories in Europe, so many of today's star players have scored their first goals with a DERBYSTAR ball.
In North America, DERBYSTAR has been the official ball supplier to the Canadian Premier League (CPL) since the 2020 season. The Canadian football league, whose debut season was held in 2019, benefits from an experienced partner with great know-how in the field of top competition balls.
DERBYSTAR is part of the SELECT Sport Group, which is also the official match ball supplier to the Swedish Allsvenskan and Superettan, the Danish national team, the Portuguese, Icelandic, Bosnian-Herzegovinian and Romanian leagues, the Danish men's and women's leagues and the first division, the Norwegian men and Women's League and the Finnish League.
DERBYSTAR IS THE OFFICIAL BALL PARTNER OF THE FOLLOWING LEAGUES
Canadian Premier League
DERBYSTAR cooperates nationwide with a large number of state associations, which in turn are divided into districts, to which in turn the associations and their members are affiliated. The focus here is clearly on supporting and promoting amateur football. The partnerships are usually long-term in order to support the associations and their clubs continuously and sustainably as a full-service provider with great know-how in the field of team sports.
DERBYSTAR IS OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE FOLLOWING ASSOCIATIONS
Fussball- und Leichtathletik-Verband Westfalen e.V.
Badischer Fussballverband e.V.
Fussball-Verband Mittelrhein e.V.
Sächsischer Fussball-Verband e.V.
Hessischer Fussball-Verband e.V.
As part of our newly introduced club cooperation, DERBYSTAR enables amateur clubs from all leagues to obtain their complete teamwear, football and sporting goods requirements directly from a single source and thereby benefit from numerous advantages for club and members. DERBYSTAR is now much more than just a ball manufacturer: In addition to footballs, our range also includes teamwear, goalkeeper gloves, bandages, training material and other player, trainer and team accessories - everything your club needs! With our sublimation jerseys, we also offer clubs the opportunity to design DERBYSTAR jerseys according to their individual wishes and thus skilfully stand out from the crowd.
DERBYSTAR IS OFFICIAL PARTNER OF THE FOLLOWING clubs
1. FC KLEVE
SV RHENANIA BOTTROP
LFC LAER 06
1. FC HEINSBERG-LIECK
FC LIPPE DETMOLD
SPVG HAGEN 11
SC HOLWEIDE 68
TUS 1896 SACHSENHAUSEN
VFL MECKENHEIM 1920
TSV GERMANIA HAIMAR-DOLGEN
SV 1919 ZEILSHEIM
FC NORDKREIS 2010
FC STAHL AKEN
In addition to its involvement in leagues, associations and amateur clubs, DERBYSTAR is also the official ball partner for regional football tournaments such as the "Ostfriesland Cup - Only the Best" in order to promote and support amateur football in the entire region in the long term.
In the highly endowed "Ostfriesland Cup - Only the Best", a total of 16 teams from the Ostfriesland region compete against each other in tournament mode and play out a tournament winner. Teams from the Oberliga to the Weser-Ems 1 district league and Ostfrieslandliga take part, with the higher-class teams automatically qualifying for the tournament.
The tournament begins with randomly drawn round of 16 matches, which are played over the full distance of 2 x 45 minutes, with a tie followed by a penalty shoot-out. From the semi-finals onwards, an extra time of 2 x 15 minutes will be played, if necessary.
The financial incentives and the possibility of being able to qualify for the "Ostfriesland Cup - Only the Best" means that the Weser-Ems 1 district league and the Ostfrieslandliga are fighting for the top positions for both the clubs and the spectators and this makes it significantly more interesting and upgraded for sponsors as well. As a ball specialist and full-service provider in the field of team sports, DERBYSTAR would like to contribute to this development.