CPL announces DERBYSTAR as official 2020 matchday and training ball provider

Toronto, ON (March 4, 2020) – The Canadian Premier League (CPL) revealed a partnership deal with Canadian-based company, DERBYSTAR Canada as the official match-day and training ball provider. This partnership, negotiated by Canadian Soccer Business (CSB) on behalf of the CPL, has DERBYSTAR designing and manufacturing custom CPL BRILLANT APS (Advanced Performance System) balls to be used in all match-day and training sessions by all eight CPL clubs. 

Branded with the Canadian Premier League logo and incorporating the League colours, the custom-designed BRILLANT APS ball has an innovative textured surface, a zero-wing latex bladder offering a lively bounce and an even lighter and softer touch than ever before, handstitched and the 32-panel design offers a perfectly round ball with a consistent flight path. Identical in its quality to the ball that is currently used in the Bundesliga, Germany’s top football league.  The BRILLANT APS is celebrated for its durability, consistency in flight, flexibility – even in wet conditions and at low temperatures. 

“We are very happy that our best competition ball will now be played in professional Canadian soccer as well. The cooperation with the young and ambitious Canadian Premier League reflects our reputation as the ball specialist.” said DERBYSTAR Germany’s management team spokesperson, Andreas Filipovic. 

“We are truly excited to partner with a world-class premium brand such as DERBYSTAR that is a leader in its category and recognized for providing the highest quality products,” said Canadian Premier League Commissioner, David Clanachan. “Part of our goal is to align with brands that are innovative and will enhance the growth and development of soccer in Canada and DERBYSTAR delivers on that.” 

Since its foundation in 1968, DERBYSTAR has specialized in the production of hand-stitched sports balls and was among the first manufacturers to use synthetic materials for ball product which was seen as ground-breaking in the mid-1970s and remains a benchmark in terms of innovation.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer the first customized ball which the CPL, Member Clubs, players and all the fans can identify with and truly call their own,” according to the DERBYSTAR Canada spokesperson. 


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DERBYSTAR Canada Inc., is a distributor specializing in soccer balls.  The brand DERBYSTAR is known as an innovative market leader with speciality products designed to enhance the athletic performance.  DERBYSTAR sets the bar as the soccer ball specialist creating exclusive designs on high quality products. For further information, visit