Adidas Le 80 – FIFA Approved 202.A1D
Adidas “Le 80” for celebrating the 80th anniversary of professional football in France and Ligue 1.
The 2012–13 Ligue 1 is the 75th season since its establishment. Montpellier are the defending champions. The league schedule was announced in April 2012 and the fixtures were determined on 30 May. The season will start on 10 August and will end on 26 May 2013. The winter break will be in effect from 24 December to 12 January 2013.
The season marks the 80th anniversary of professional football in France. In addition, German sportswear company adidas became the official provider of match balls for the season after agreeing to a long-term partnership with the Ligue de Football Professionnel. To commemorate the 80th anniversary, adidas unveiled an exclusive ball, known as Le 80, for the new season.
Since France dropped from fifth to sixth place in the UEFA association coefficient rankings at the end of the 2011–12 season, the league’s third place team will qualify for the third qualifying round of the 2013–14 UEFA Champions League having previously been placed in the playoff round
Named “Le 80″ (“The 80″), the 2012/13 Ligue 1 ball features the names and championship years of the nineteen clubs that have won the league in its professional era on its panels. It appears to be the latest incarnation of the adidas Tango 12 ball used for the 2011/12 UEFA Champions League Final and slated for use in EURO 2012.
FR: Ballon officiel en français en Ligue1 saison 2012-13 – Adidas “Le 80”.