UEFA has announced that Kipsta, the football brand of the French sporting goods company Decathlon, has signed a three-year licensing agreement to become the official match ball supplier of the UEFA Europa League and the UEFA Europa Conference League, beginning next season running until 2027.
Designed, tested and created in France, Kipsta official match balls meet the highest technical requirements and are FIFA QUALITY PRO certified. The French brand also provides the official match ball for Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in France, as well as for the Pro League in Belgium.
Guy-Laurent Epstein, UEFA marketing director, said, “We are thrilled to announce Kipsta as the official match ball supplier for the first time as we join forces with a brand that shares our passion for innovation, quality and the love of the game. Kipsta’s experience in providing top-quality balls and commitment to the sport will be tremendous assets as the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League enter into new eras.”
Fabien Brosse, chief products and sports officer of Decathlon, said, “UEFA’s decision recognises Kipsta’s expertise and ability to offer a high-level technical product that meets the highest standards. It also reinforces the commitment of the Kipsta teams to the practice of football, whether amateur or professional, throughout the world.”
Headquartered in Tourcoing, France, Kipsta has specialised in the design of football products since 2016 and is committed to excellence, providing customers with high-performance products, including at the highest level, at the most accessible price possible.