This was the Official Match Ball of the FIFA World Cup™ 1970 in Mexico.
The first official match ball provided by adidas was called Telstar. Its name derives from "Star of Television" as the event in Mexico was the first to be televised live across the globe.The revolutionary design - white and black pentagons and hexagons – made the ball visible on black and white television screens.
Adidas has been represented in every FIFA World Cup™ since 1970 providing the most important equipment of each match – the ball.The Telstar durlast is the first official match ball developed by adidas for a FIFA World Cup.
The design of the Telstar has effectively represented the archetypal soccer ball: it has had a lasting influence, shaping soccer design.