My Story:

This is probably the nicest Total 90 Tracer that you will ever see and with only 100 in production around the world, you would not even dream of bouncing it at all, let alone kicking it.  With its classy gold and black combination, this ball eptomises the treasure trove that my website sets it out to be.  With inscriptions of each type of Nike ball used since 2000 and some history on who scored the first English Premier League goal since its inception, this ball is definitely a must have for all ball enthusiasts.

There is no FIFA Approved logo but you know that it is the real deal.

Worth.  Every.  Penny.


The Official Story:

Nike, official ball supplier to the Barclays Premier League, has made a golden limited edition football to celebrate the 10,000th goal scored with a Nike match ball since their sponsorship began ten seasons ago.

The golden T90 Tracer ball features the name of the first goal scorer with a Nike ball – Mark Venus who scored for Ipswich Town against Tottenham Hotspur on the opening day of the 2000/01 season.

It also honours all eight of the Nike balls used in the Barclays Premier League since the sponsorship began, with detailing calling out the names of the balls across the seasons from the first Nike Geo Merlin up until the current day Nike Total 90 Tracer, and comes in a specially crafted black and gold box, complete with football stand.

The journey to reaching the landmark 10,000 goals has been an exciting one.  Fabrizio Ravanelli scored the 100th goal playing for Derby County against Blackburn Rovers at Pride Park in 2001/02 season.  And Dennis Bergkamp put away the 5,000th Nike match ball goal for Arsenal against Middlesbrough at the Riverside Stadium in season 2005/06.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored the most goals with a Nike ball in one season, when he reached a goal tally of 31 for Manchester United in 2006/07.  Whilst Fernando Torres scored the most goals in a debut season, scoring 24 for Liverpool in 2007/08.

The limited edition golden Nike Total 90 Tracer features the same innovative technology as the one used by teams in the Barclays Premier League this season, and has been innovatively designed with geometrically precise panels that distribute pressure evenly across the balls surface, giving a more consistent, accurate and powerful strike.

Nike has produced 100 of the golden limited edition T90 Tracers and they will be available to buy from the moment the 10,000th goal is scored in this weekend’s Barclays Premier League.



Technical Story:

Made in China.

FIFA Approved Code: None

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