Tired of buying the same old Nike and Adidas balls only to have them tear apart in a month? Wonder why they fall apart even after being so expensive?
It is because the balls you buy are not meant to last long nor are they used for official football matches.
Contrary to everything you may have heard, football balls do not have to ve expensive to last long. You need to be careful about the type of ball you are buying.
We list down the best football balls in India that are worth your money and are international quality standards. If you do not have time to go through the list, here are our best picks:
How to Choose a Football
First things first, you need to be clear about the size of the ball you want. Official FIFA standards are size 5 for all games. It is recommended to get a ball of that size.
2. FIFA Certified:
FIFA certifies balls as “FIFA PRO” which means that this is among the highest possible approval which FIFA gives on the quality of the ball and only the ball with FIFA PRO marks are eligible to be used at the highest level of international matches.
FIFA Pro mark is reserved for balls that feel the same as on minute 1 and minute 90. You can check all the FIFA certified balls in the world from this link – https://football-technology.fifa.com/en/resource-hub/certified-product-database/footballs/certified-balls/
Most balls in India are not FIFA Pro. Only a few brands carry that certification in India at a reasonable price. It is strongly recommended to play with only FIFA certified balls to guarantee a good experience and longevity.
International standard balls are made from PU (polyurethane) material. But since PU is not made in India, the balls are generally priced on the higher side.
However, Nivia has made FIFA Pro certified balls with natural and synthetic rubber which has allowed it to be priced lower than all other FIFA certified balls.
1. Nivia Ashtang
Nivia is the only made in India brand which makes FIFA Pro certified balls. The Nivia Ashtang is used as the official ball for the Indian Super League (ISL) and you be assured that the ball is up to international match standards.
It is made with PU material and is an all-weather, all-terrain ball. You can use it in all playing surfaces like Artifical grass, soft grass or wet mud.
Considering the price range, it works flawlessly in all conditions and has a nice touch and weight to it.
This would be our go-to choice if you are looking for the best football ball under Rs. 2000 in India.Buy Now
2. Cosco Platina
Cosco Platina is made from Japanese PU material and is FIFA Pro certified. It comes in white and red colour and is very impressive in its quality.
The ball is a bit hard compared to others on the list but we believe this will result in more longevity of the ball. The ball is made in India and the quality is not as great as other balls in this list especially the Nivia Ashtang and the Kipsta F900.
But this is the football ball in India under Rs. 1500. There are other better options priced higher if you can get them.Check now
3. Nivia Antrix
Nivia Antrix is the budget version a FIFA Pro ball and is probably the cheapest FIFA Pro ball you can get in India or anywhere else in the world.
It is made with natural and synthetic rubber, unlike other balls which are usually made of PU material.
The ball is multi-layered with a rubber top cover and reinforced with four layers of strong polyester fabric developed to bear the kicks.
This is the best football ball in India under Rs. 1000.Check now
4. Puma Evopower 1.3
If you want to go down the international brand route, then the Puma Evopower Vigor 1.3 is a good choice though the most expensive on this list.
It is FIFA Pro marked and will last long. It is made from PU material and has a nice touch and balance. We like the colour scheme and everything about the ball but considering the price, we suggest to look at other balls in our list.Check now
5. Kipsta F900
Decathlon is a French company that markets its football product line under the brand, Kipsta.
The Kipsta F900 is the FIFA Pro certified ball offered by Decathlon and it is priced around Rs. 2000 in India which we think is very reasonable. It is made from PU and is manufactured in China.
Decathlon claims that the inner bladder of the ball is protected by a fabric cover put on it. A cool thing about this ball is that it comes with a 2-year warranty.Check now
Last update on 2020-12-05