Football News > Nike Seitiro Football - New Premier League Ball 2011/12




Nike have unveiled the new Premier League, La Liga and Serie A ball for the 2011/12 season - the brand new Nike Seitiro football. We've got exclusive imagery of all three balls, as well as the standard version non-specific to leagues, so check out our full unveiling of the Nike Seitiro ball...

Set to dominate leagues around the globe, the Nike Seitiro football is the replacement for the successful and popular Nike T90 Tracer, and is the first ball since 2003/04 not to carry the T90 mark. But how does the Seitiro match up to the predecessors, and will it perform for the top players in world football?




Visually, it's quite clear the Nike Seitiro football is very different to the previous Premier League, La Liga and Serie A ball. But as with all things Nike, this hasn't happened by accident as there are genuine performance theories behind the design.

The Nike Seitiro features Nike RaDaR technology, which stands for Rapid Decisive and Response. It is a lab and field tested standard of visual performance that allows players to see the ball better. Validated on pitch with some of the best athletes in the world, the combination of graphic design and contrast creates an optimal visual signal picture on pitch. Which in short, means Nike RaDaR allows players to make faster decisions on the pitch and stay ahead of the pace of the game.




The focus is primarily on the visual key, because Nike seem to have hit upon a winning formula for ball construction, and one they've not strayed from since engineering the 2009/10 Ascente ball.

Incorporating technology to allow the ball to travel faster, longer and truer than any other ball, the synthetic casing on the Nike Seitiro ball creates a golf ball dimple effect, allowing players to have total control of the flight and movement of the ball.




The geometric precision of the Nike Seitiro Football distributes pressure evenly, for an accurate and powerful strike no matter where the ball is hit. The construction of the new Premier League, La Liga and Serie A 11/12 ball incorporates compressed polyethylene layers which store energy from impact and release it at launch. Along with cross-linked Nitrogen-Expanded Foam, Nike claim this ball will offer exceptional shape retention and durability.


Nike sets its own high quality standards for footballs bearing the swoosh, but are also overseen by FIFA's testing and certification program. A series of seven lab tests, ranging from circumference and roundness retention, to water absorption and rebound attributes ensure balls carrying the FIFA approved mark are guaranteed for consistent performance.





So where will we be able to see the new Nike Seitiro in action? Well it's first competitive outing will be during the Copa America kicking off 1st July. After this time, the Nike Seitiro football will be in action in the English Premier League, the Italian Serie A, the Spanish La Liga, the Asian Champions League, the Asian Cup for federations and the Copa Libertadores. The Nike Seitiro is also going to be used for the home games of the Nike Federations such as The Netherlands, France, Portugal, Brasil and Poland.






Every season Nike release a new football, and on each occasion they seem to set the benchmark for a performance competition ball. We can't wait to see the Nike Seitiro football hit pitches around the globe, and we can expect to see the Seitiro bouncing off the shelves from 1st July for a price of around £90 GBP / $90 USD / €100 EURO.

Now you've seen the new Premier League, La Liga and Serie A ball, what do you think? Have your say and join the conversations with the SoccerBible community online, on Twitter and on Facebook 

Only published comments... Jun 30 2011, 12:01 AM by Editor

Comments

 

kevin t said:

unreal ball best so fair

June 30, 2011 12:10 AM
 

Brunoomartinez said:

queria mete umas caixa com essa ai

June 30, 2011 12:14 AM
 

barc4b0y said:

Love the design

June 30, 2011 12:14 AM
 

oneill...123 said:

Not sure if i like it :-/

June 30, 2011 12:16 AM
 

roosters_nsw said:

I love it !!

June 30, 2011 12:17 AM
 

bdub481 said:

even better

June 30, 2011 12:27 AM
 

beddy said:

So close to 1st :(

June 30, 2011 12:28 AM
 

Steven4vapor said:

I wouldn't say it's the worlds best ball. It's Nike. They'll say their product is the best next year. So they should change it to " well take your money for this ball because we are calling it the best for now. Next year well have the best ball. Then well take more money"

June 30, 2011 12:35 AM
 

santiv93 said:

nice!

June 30, 2011 12:49 AM
 

jazzovani said:

Not bad

June 30, 2011 12:50 AM
 

ErlendLG said:

Pretty decent!

June 30, 2011 12:51 AM
 

DJG6 said:

This is BS. I hate how Nike says on almost on every one of there products that it is proven by science that it will help make quicker decisions.

June 30, 2011 1:08 AM
 

Superfly_NikeGuy_7 said:

Sweet

June 30, 2011 1:46 AM
 

Juveboy17 said:

The visual graphics are great but seriously it is just another ball. I am going to stick with a select cure ball.

June 30, 2011 1:54 AM
 

Ned Ved said:

Seitiro? RaDaR?

I really want to head the department that comes up with fancy names and acronyms and paid big bucks.

As for graphics, l'll have to play with one to see if Nike's claim is true.

June 30, 2011 2:13 AM
 

mclark18 said:

awesome design and colors.

June 30, 2011 2:17 AM
 

_D3VONSICLE_ said:

This ball makes me think that a plain white version of this ball would look good too...

June 30, 2011 2:41 AM
 

johnnyx1352 said:

Is it really $90 or is it just a typo?

June 30, 2011 2:50 AM
 

AKFooty said:

Besides the graphics is there any difference in material or construction from the tracer?

June 30, 2011 2:59 AM
 

DarrenLaos said:

it looks good but i prefer the ball to be yellow like last season's

June 30, 2011 3:02 AM
 

tott-n-hamspurs said:

@DarrenLaos The only reason it was yellow was because they do that during the winter....EVERY YEAR!

It's for high visiblity during the winter. Don't worry, they'll have it in yellow.

June 30, 2011 3:50 AM
 

tott-n-hamspurs said:

Very nice ball! Would love to have it.

June 30, 2011 3:51 AM
 

BT13 said:

Pretty cool, still love my Tracer though.

June 30, 2011 4:07 AM
 

CBurke88 said:

I have last year's T90 ball, the tracer, and I'm also fortunate enough to have a Jabulani, and while my allegiances have always fallen with adidas the last year has opened my eyes quite a bit. Upon first encounter with the Tracer it's apparent that Nike have hit the nail on the head. It performs much better than the Jabulani in just about every facet. I still love my Jabulani, but it's become my everyday knockaround. The new ball offers the same physical construction, so it's the ball to have, but aesthetically I feel Nike have missed the mark.

June 30, 2011 4:57 AM
 

polloAhuevo said:

ummm worst ball.

June 30, 2011 4:58 AM
 

Ulfinator said:

uh that looks special

June 30, 2011 5:57 AM
 

Madridmanfan792 said:

I think the design on the Nike balls are much better than the adidas. And there usually better quality to me to.

June 30, 2011 6:08 AM
 

Gabriel-Cabral-Sandoval said:

This ball is pretty cool but I've seend better!!!!!! :)

June 30, 2011 6:11 AM
 

GUNBOII said:

Woohoo! Dragon Ball! :D

June 30, 2011 7:12 AM
 

Spartak53adidaS said:

ahahahah nothing was changed... ONLY Colorway...

June 30, 2011 7:41 AM
 

ONelson11 said:

serie a colourway is the best one...

June 30, 2011 7:46 AM
 

neckovski10 said:

 the la liga ball is the best...

June 30, 2011 8:04 AM
 

Nazirul said:

Naaaa...

June 30, 2011 8:48 AM
 

xNeymar11 said:

Could've bought that from Sports Direct yesterday, didn't know what ball it was so opted for the multi-coloured Champions League ball. :/

June 30, 2011 8:59 AM
 

Getsuga04 said:

imo the t90 balls look way better...

June 30, 2011 9:03 AM
 

Farid said:

nice, i saw this ball aagess ago tho ;) but the price goes up again :(

June 30, 2011 9:10 AM
 

tjhogan said:

i love it!

June 30, 2011 9:15 AM
 

izzihariz said:

Rooney's hair transplant looks great hahaha

June 30, 2011 9:56 AM
 

Originals91 said:

Pretty much the omni design

June 30, 2011 12:49 PM
 

moriorixs said:

serie A looks the  best

June 30, 2011 12:52 PM
 

nurisahin said:

it looks better than the new adidas torfabrik for bundesliga

June 30, 2011 12:54 PM
 

Waldrinho said:

I wish this ball was $90 USD!  More like $150.  

June 30, 2011 1:50 PM
 

unomaas said:

60 bucks cheaper than the older models?

June 30, 2011 2:05 PM
 

bw23nike said:

WOW i like the green one, and for only 90$ im buying one on July 1.

June 30, 2011 2:08 PM
 

bw23nike said:

The price is not right this ball is retail for 150!! Don't

be deceived.

June 30, 2011 2:11 PM
 

weenerman said:

i love balls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 30, 2011 2:18 PM
 

10unknown96 said:

the adidas champions league balls are still the BEST!!

June 30, 2011 2:52 PM
 

mekmex said:

i think this is the most beautiful i have ever see

June 30, 2011 2:55 PM
 

Jiberani said:

Steven4vapor said:

I wouldn't say it's the worlds best ball. It's Nike. They'll say their product is the best next year. So they should change it to " well take your money for this ball because we are calling it the best for now. Next year well have the best ball. Then well take more money"

= silliest comment ever.

June 30, 2011 2:58 PM
 

Manik11 said:

I'd say this is the best ball in the world. The ball its self hasn't changed from last year, and last year's nike ball was the best ball I've ever owned.

Oh, and I'm fairly certain the ball isn't going to be 90$ and£90. That would be a rip off.... it's aways 150$

June 30, 2011 4:40 PM
 

Getter_18 said:

all of them looks incredible perfect design!

June 30, 2011 4:49 PM
 

Getter_18 said:

all of them looks incredible perfect design!

June 30, 2011 4:49 PM
 

Neymar@11 said:

I like it alot better than the tracer

June 30, 2011 5:19 PM
 

Johnny23 said:

I have never spent more than $40 for a ball, I recently bought two t90 tracer balls (past season high-vis) which were on sale at a Nike outlet in Wisconsin. They were priced at $25 so I had to buy two that's $250 saved, but to get to the point it's an amazing ball. You really feel the difference in a lot of areas so I wouldn't hesitate paying $150 for this new Nike seitiro ball.

June 30, 2011 5:21 PM
 

MexicoCR7 said:

Expensive and ugly.. I bet c.ronaldo won't score any more free kick goals with that

June 30, 2011 5:22 PM
 

diegobarca10 said:

     now that this one is out for sale im just going

     buy the tracer for a cheaper price! :)

June 30, 2011 5:33 PM
 

messi712 said:

how much is it and it looks good but bet its hard to score freekicks with

June 30, 2011 5:39 PM
 

CRR125 said:

 @diegobarca10

 Agree with u 100%...basicaly the same ball as last years but the tracer will go down in price now...as a matter of fact i might even order two tracers!!

June 30, 2011 6:28 PM
 

DR7 said:

I loved the ball!!!

June 30, 2011 6:54 PM
 

horta said:

is it better than the jabulani?????

June 30, 2011 7:22 PM
 

MattMooney said:

wonder how much it dips and swerves.. but nice paint job!!

June 30, 2011 9:00 PM
 

burnleyfc-9 said:

i have played with it and they is no difference at all

June 30, 2011 10:55 PM
 

Fiber said:

I find it to be another quick release ball from the previous models. Nothing new here really, other than the paint job which seems nice, well, they are at least better feel than the jabulani and their share of problems.

June 30, 2011 11:53 PM
 

Gunners FC said:

These are really nice.

July 1, 2011 12:22 AM
 

pWN-R said:

pretty slick

July 1, 2011 12:27 AM
 

M20 said:

Great design,better than the old one.

July 1, 2011 6:34 AM
 

Tangerine4Life said:

Our students helped have some feedback on this ball last season. It's quality! Still not sure on the graphic design though myself. I prefer the more traditional looks. But, performance wise, no doubt this ball is brilliant

July 1, 2011 12:14 PM
 

bayern_n_boots31 said:

Man, sometimes Nike makes it hard to be an adidas fan, but then you see the new champions league ball and you forget all about that.

July 1, 2011 1:56 PM
 

bayern_n_boots31 said:

Iniesta and Rooney have hairline troubles. Sneijder, your next.

July 1, 2011 2:12 PM
 

Miguel Barrera said:

really nice design.

July 2, 2011 2:32 AM
 

Miguel Barrera said:

really nice design.

July 2, 2011 2:32 AM
 

pcm19 said:

NICE!!! nike epl has always been my fav, gonna get the hi vis, cant wait for its release

July 2, 2011 5:19 AM
 

jmili48 said:

sooo sick

July 2, 2011 6:00 AM
 

up-up said:

love the BPL color

July 2, 2011 10:01 AM
 

Roopzter said:

amazing!

July 3, 2011 5:36 AM
 

mali95 said:

Visually enhancing frm near...frm afar,nt so...bt pretty decent.

July 3, 2011 9:24 AM
 

obinnaworld said:

kinna like the graphics. It's giving it some kinna swag I don't have a name for yet.

July 5, 2011 9:45 AM
 

Griff GK said:

did anyone notice on the bottom how its only gonna be 90$ besides me??

July 6, 2011 4:44 AM
 

DRST said:

love the design

July 9, 2011 10:18 AM
 

shaun ronaldo said:

Already have it

July 30, 2011 12:23 PM
 

shaun ronaldo said:

Already have it

July 30, 2011 12:23 PM
 

soccerguy said:

@soccerbible you guys got the dollar value wrong for the price and its 150 not 90. wish it was 90 though.!! ANyway great ball

August 8, 2011 9:13 PM
 

soccerguy said:

@soccerbible you guys got the dollar value wrong for the price and its 150 not 90. wish it was 90 though.!! ANyway great ball

August 8, 2011 9:13 PM
 

barc4b0y said:

the green one looks better.

but not wasting that amount of money on a ball.

August 8, 2011 10:04 PM
 

barc4b0y said:

the green one looks better.

but not wasting that amount of money on a ball.

August 8, 2011 10:05 PM
 

T904EVER said:

already got the 2010-11 tracer for FREE! already have the champions league ball so i'm set, but i really want the t90 omni (sigh)

August 9, 2011 12:08 AM
 

T904EVER said:

or the 2006 world cup ball cuz its good for knuckles i herd

August 9, 2011 12:08 AM
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