My Story:

This version of the Adidas Pelias is also known as the Pelias 2 with its different colour and design scheme.  However, the ball is still of the Adidas Roteiro technology and is used in FIFA competitions in 2005.  Though it is mainly slated for use as the match ball of the 2005 FIFA Confederations Cup to be held in Germany, there was no change of the name from Pelias, a Greek word to a more German one.


The Official Story:

Match Ball of the FIFA Confederations Cup Germany 2005.

The new Pelias is the official Match Ball of the FIFA Confederations Cup in Germany 2005 – and will be played at all FIFA events in 2005.  No doubt that the countdown to the 2006 FIFA World Cup has begun.

Adidas Power Balance Technology yields a new level of accuracy and power transfer through the most precise, consistent shape and feel ever offered in a ball.

The game of football is faster and more technical than ever before.  Traditional ball construction has reached its limits.  Consequentially a new ball production concept has been developed – providing consistent quality and performance from one ball to the next.  The new Pelias ball by Adidas, with Power Balance Technology has a seamless surface design and a revoluntionary carcass.

A new, thermal bonding technique replaces traditional hand stitching, creating a smoother, seamless surface with a responsive and sensitive ball contact.  The result is predictable trajectory, substantially minimal water uptake and maximum abrasion resistance.

The Pelias’ new carcass (the innards) features a new lamination technique that works in combination with a machine stitched process.  The benefit lies in the most uniform dynamic properties for optimal balance and maximum energy return regardless of trajectory origin.

(Reference: the original Adidas box)


Technical Story:

Made in Thailand.

FIFA Approved Code: 202.J1P


  1. Tam-T
    February 3, 2013

    Greetings, I’m making an enquiry about this matchball – ADIDAS PELIAS 2 – as im interested in purchasing a small amount for competition use in England UK. The last time i ordered a supply was in 2007 delivered from Germany. They were sent to Africa after we finished using them but the balls were so excellent that we now wish to get hold of some more. They are very difficult to get hold of now, so we ask for your help. SIZE 5 MATCHBALL, (NOT REPLICA) AND POSTAGE WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE PRICE.

    Thanks in faith

    • Wilson
      February 5, 2013

      Hi there, it’s hard to get a few of these now and eBay is your best option to find one or two like this.

    • Wilson
      February 5, 2013

      I actually have one spare Adidas Pelias 2 for sale, but how much are you willing to pay?


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