Jesse Acevedo (Cleveland, OH, United States)
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1. Since when are you a collector?
Since World Cup 2010
2. Why did you start collecting balls?
I'm a soccer coach and I obtained a Jo'bulani match ball to show to the team I was coaching at the time. Since then I have been collecting world cup soccer balls and I am very interested in their history.
3. How many balls do you have in your collection?
Seven
4. Which balls do you have in your collection?
Brazuca (Match Ball) WC 2014
Speedcell (Match ball) WWC 2011
Jo'bulani (Match Ball) WC 2010
Jo'bulani (Final Ball) WC 2010
Teamgeist (Match Ball) WC 2006
Fevernova* (Match Ball) WC 2002
Tircolore* (Match Ball) WC 1998

*From Adidas Historical Collection
5. What is your favourite ball in your collection and why?
The Teamgeist,

To me, it feels the best constructed ball. Also this was the type of ball that I grew up playing with so there is also a bit of nostalgia for me to.
6. Where do you keep your balls? Do you have a display?
Right now I keep them in my closet. BUT I'm working on buying some big O-rings that I can screw into the wall and have on open display for my friends when they come over. Also I like bringing some of them to my team to show, to which they enjoy seeing.
7. What balls are you missing in your collection that you would like to buy?
Women's World Cup Match Balls 1999-2007
1999 USA
2003 USA
2007 China

World cup match balls 1930-1994
1930 Uruguay
1934 Italy
1938 France
1950 Brazil
1954 Switzerland
1958 Sweden
1962 Chile
1966 England
1970 Mexico
1974 Germany
1978 Argentina
1982 Spain
1986 Mexico
1990 Italy
1994 USA

Other
Teamgeist final Match Ball
8. What balls do you offer for sale from your collection?
None... Yet
9. What are your contact details where other collectors can contact you?
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10. Is there anything else you would like to share with us about yourself (other interests, hobbies, etc.)?
I'm A soccer coach for a High School scholastic soccer program. I like to bring in Official World Cup ball for the players to see and enjoy (the ball is not played with, just show-n-tell).

I'm also a volunteer soccer coach for the local community and coach kids who would never see an official World Cup Ball in real life yet alone be able to afford one.

IN the future, I'd be happy to take a photo with any World Cup Soccer ball with my teams and post them here.

Feel free to ask me any questions you like,

Thank you
The collector needs the following ball(s):
 
adidas Icon 1999 USA
 
adidas Teamgeist 2007 China
 
adidas Fevernova 2003 USA
 
adidas Teamgeist 2006 Germany (final)
 
adidas Questra 1994 USA (historical match ball set)
 
adidas Etrusco Unico 1990 Italy (historical match ball set)
 
adidas Azteca 1986 Mexico (historical match ball set)


THE WORLD CUP BALL INSPIRED BY THE HOST NATION

The official match ball of the 1986 FIFA World Cup was called adidas Azteca México. Just like in case of the previous World Cup ball (the Tango Espana), adidas went on using an appellation related to the host country. The Aztec’s were one of the...

 
adidas Tango Espana 1982 Spain (historical match ball set)


TANGO AGAIN

Due to the indisputable success of the Tango in the 1978 World Cup and the 1980 Euro Cup, adidas did not design and produce a revolutionary new ball for the Spanish World Cup. Instead they made a ball called Tango España, with only minor changes from its predecessors. This ball was the...

 
adidas Tango River Plate 1978 Argentina (historical match ball set)


TANGO IN ARGENTINA

The 1978 World Cup came back to America, being hosted by Argentina. In respect of the official ball, this edition represented a great milestone, because Adidas launched a model with a revolutionary design: the Tango - inspired by the classic dance of Argentina. This ball was...

 
adidas Telstar Durlast 1974 Germany (historical match ball set)


For the first time in the World Cup’s history, the tournament was hosted by the homeland of Adidas. Germany (at the time West Germany) had already hosted the Olympic Games in 1972 which was a great success, with typical German efficiency and great organisation. The same levels were expected for the football Word Cup and there is no doubt that Adidas...

 
adidas Telstar Durlast 1970 Mexico (historical match ball set)

 

THE ARRIVAL OF ADIDAS TO THE WORLD CUPS

The German Adidas, founded by Bavarian Adolf (Adi) Dassler, was already famous for its excellent shoes, now adopted by Europe’s most prestigious football teams: the black Adidas boots with the famous three white stripes...

 
1966 World Cup ball (Slazenger Challenge)

 

THE SELECTION OF THE OFFICIAL MATCH BALL FOR THE WORLD CUP

The choice of the football to be used in the World Cup, was a matter of great importance. In previous competitions there had been problems regarding the size and weight of the footballs. In Chile, last...

 
1962 World Cup ball (Crack)

 

FIFA AND THE LOCAL SUPPLIERS

In all World Cups prior to 1970, the National Association of the host country always requested from local suppliers sample balls which were tested and approved by the organizing committee, as well as by the referee committee. From...

 
1958 World Cup ball (Top Star)

 

THE SELECTION OF THE WORLD CUP BALL

In November...

 
1954 World Cup ball (Swiss World Champion)

 

MARKETING VS FIFA REGULATIONS

 
1950 World Cup ball (Superball)

 

TECHNICAL BREAK-THROUGH

As we...

 
1938 World Cup ball (Allen)

 

THE APPEARANCE OF BRANDED BALLS

As we could see in the 1934 World Cup, the host nation Italy supplied the official balls for the tournament and this practice did not change in the 1938 FIFA World Cup either. There was a French company called „Allen” who had...

 
1934 World Cup ball (Federale 102)

 

HISTORICAL LOOK...

 
1930 World Cup ball (T-model)

 

HISTORICAL LOOK BACK

Brazuca (Match Ball) WC 2014 Speedcell (Match ball) WWC 2011 Jo'bulani (Match Ball) WC 2010 Jo'bulani (Final Ball) WC 2010 Teamgeist (Match Ball) WC 2006 Fevernova* (Match Ball) WC 2002 Tircolore* (Match Ball) WC 1998 *From Adidas Historical Collection
Brazuca (Match Ball) WC 2014 Speedcell (Match ball) WWC 2011 Jo'bulani (Match Ball) WC 2010 Jo'bulani (Final Ball) WC 2010 Teamgeist (Match Ball) WC 2006 Fevernova* (Match Ball) WC 2002 Tircolore* (Match Ball) WC 1998 *From Adidas Historical Collection
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