Etrusco Football Used for Italia '90 - Signed by Beppe Bergomi
Adidas Etrusco football used for an Italia '90 training. Former Inter FC captain Beppe Bergomi has signed the football, making it unique.
Made by Adidas, the Etrusco Unico was the official soccer ball for the FIFA World Cup held in Italy in 1990, the European Championship held in Sweden in 1992 and the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
The name and the complex design of the ball took inspiration from the ancient Etruscans and their refined decorative motifs. The heads of three Etruscan lions decorate each of the hexagonal backgrounds inspired by the Tango, another old style of ball. This was the first ball to have a layer of polyurethane foam which gave softness to the touch and a particular elasticity.
This unique item comes with its history and was used by the Italian national team with Beppe Bergomi (who has signed the ball) for pre-match preparation.
Collector's item: deflated and folded
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