Nike’s Merlin ball given a Premier upgrade

Nike’s Merlin ball given a Premier upgrade

Nike and the Premier League have unveiled an exclusive new match ball set to take the world’s most exciting football club competition to a new level in Season 2019/20, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the partnership between Nike and the Premier League.

Inspired by the urban landscapes of England’s cities, the new ball will light up matches with its vivid graphics, while giving players an extra edge thanks to Nike’s latest innovations.

The 2019/20 ball is the first bespoke Nike Merlin produced solely for the Premier League and is the culmination of a creative process driven by English football’s pulsating tempo and unique fan culture.

“We wanted to design a ball that specifically illustrated the traits of Premier League football,” said Kieran Ronan, GM, Global Equipment.  “A ball that felt hyper-technical and precise in nature but also inspired by this English culture of living and breathing Premier League football.”

The new Nike Merlin ball is sure to stand out thanks to a dazzling pink Nike swoosh and distinctive modular graphic which borrows its look from the world-famous Nike Air footwear ranges.

This modular system also allows the graphic’s colours to be changed at will, so expect to see several different versions of the ball throughout the 2019/20 campaign.

“The modular graphic creates the possibility of various different colourways,” added Kieran. “It’s all about creating visual versatility to achieve fresh looks throughout the season. The Premier League is often described as the most dynamic in the world and we wanted to create a ball that reflects this.”

The 2019/20 Premier League Nike Merlin ball will be available from July 4 on




Back to blog

Leave a comment