My Story:

Likely being the first Nike balls that carry the FIFA Approved logo, the Nike Geo Pearl ball has the glittery surface much like a pearl and hence its name.  A soft touch and feel seem to always point to a high quality match ball so this unsung hero must be one of the few that was not known to be used in any league or competition.  Anyway being still new to the world of match balls (likely before 2000 due to the old design of the FIFA Approved logo), and this being the first of Geo family of balls that carries this logo, it must certainly show the progress that Nike has made to reach this level of FIFA recognition.  In this era now we all know that Nike balls have become the mainstay of major leagues such as the English Premier League, Spanish Primera Liga and the Italian Serie A.  The path that this pearl carved have come a long way indeed.

 

The Official Story:

Nike may have advertised for the Geo Pearl in those days so appreciate if this can be found.

 

Technical Story:

Made in Pakistan.

FIFA Approved Code: 259.F5Z


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