Rafael Nadal Now a Shareholder in Real Mallorca Football Team [Video]
by Tom Gainey | July 10th, 2010, 2:57 pm

Just hours before Spain and Holland meet in Sunday’s World Cup final, Rafael Nadal has inked a deal making him shareholder in the football team Real Mallorca.

Unfortunately, Real Mallorca was in real need of money and the Wimbledon champion and footballer lover was happy to help the team which plays on his home island.

“It’s an honour to be able to help Real Mallorca, I will help in any way I can,” said Nadal who in the past expressed his allegiance for Real Madrid. “I am proud to be a part of this new project put together by Mallorca locals. I am very pleased to have Laudrup as the new coach and as the image for the club.”

The cash-strapped team placed fifth in the La Liga division.

Nadal has football in his blood. His uncle, Miguel Angel Nadal, was a top player for Barcelona and Spain. He is already in South Africa for the big match tomorrow – Rafa was unable to play in Spain’s Davis Cup defeat earlier today because of knee treatment.

Rafa won a million pounds for his second Wimbledon title last Sunday.

I added a video below:

And another quick video on Nadal readying for the World Cup final:

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6 Comments for Rafael Nadal Now a Shareholder in Real Mallorca Football Team [Video]

Anna Says:

I’m so glad he gets to go to support his team. They were really good about supporting him all clay season. He’s looking very happy and relaxed these days. So nice to see.

norma73 Says:

rafael nadal you are the most amazing tennis player i have ever seen in my life norma xxx

norma73 Says:

Dear rafael nadal,
congrats on your second wimbeldon final.you have always been my #1 tennis player in the world and i truly like to wish you all the best for the us open + all the very best for the soccer & GO THE MIGHTY SPAIN XXX cheers rafa from norma in australia xx

Jake Willens Says:

Good for Rafa– he is the greatest competitor in all of sports right now, and I love him supporting espana!

jojostruys Says:

Interesting quote by Rafa Nadal re what is sport to him (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2010/jul/05/rafael-nadal-tennis);

“I love the competition, sport in general and I love to practise,” Nadal said as he contemplated what makes him unique, a couple of hours after his 6-3, 7-5, 6-4 victory over the Czech Tomas Berdych. “You try your best in every moment. When I go to play golf I try to do my best. When I have a football match with friends and we play five-a-side, I don’t understand why not everyone is running. I don’t understand sport like this. When I go to play I enjoy running, finishing the match tired, to give it my all. It is a fun match with friends but that is what I understand is sport.”

Anna Says:

Well this should give Rafa something to do when he retires in 2018.

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