How much does a standard soccer ball weigh?
According to FIFA, all size 5 soccer balls must weigh between 14 and 16 ounces, which is equivalent to 420 to 450 grams per gram of weight.
It is interesting to know that the weight of the ball is measured at the beginning of each match and usually the weight of the ball increases with the game. This is especially true on wet days when the ball gets wet.
In general, the weight of a soccer ball is related to several components:
Materials and components: The old designs of soccer balls made of natural and animal leathers weighed much more. The synthetic leathers used to make soccer balls today have significantly reduced their weight.
Size: FIFA has also set a standard rate for a soccer ball to inflate, which is standard at 0.8 bar pressure, or 11.5 pounds per inch.
It is also good to know that a size 4 soccer ball should weigh between 12.35 and 13.75 ounces, which is equivalent to 350 to 390 grams.
Why are the pieces of a classic soccer ball black and white?
It is interesting to note that the classic black and white soccer ball was not invented until the 1970 World Cup hosted by Mexico. This version was called Telstar and was made by Adidas for the World Cup. After that, this version of the soccer ball became very popular and widespread. Adidas created this black and white model because of the increase in football watching on television.