Rafael Nadal Parera is one of the best tennis players in the world. Widely known as ‘The King of Clay’, the man has been through many ups and downs in his career but his fandom never declined. According to the Forbes Magazine, in 2018, Nadal made a whopping $27 Million from brand endorsements. Here is a list of all the brands that sponsor Rafa Nadal.
Telefónica is a Spanish multinational broadband and telecommunications provider which operates in Europe, Asia, and North, Central, and South America. In 2014, Rafael Nadal became its global ambassador and will continue to hold this position till 2020. Rafa also represents the subsidiaries of Telefónica – Movistar, O2, and Vivo – in Spain, United Kingdom, Germany and some Latin American countries.
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2. Banco Sabadell
In 2014, Nadal became the brand ambassador of Banco Sabadell in Spain as well as internationally. He is till date the main face of the brand’s advertising campaigns in the corporate and commercial arena.
In 2008, Nike signed a 10-year contract with Nadal. The brand has many more big players from different sports in its kitty. So, there is no one brand ambassador of Nike. Nadal shares this title with many other sports people.
Babolat has been sponsoring Nadal since he was just 13 years old. The tennis racquets that Nadal uses in various tournaments are prepared by the brand.
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5. Kia Motors
Nadal’s association with Kia Motors first began in 2004 when he was roped in as the brand ambassador of the company in Spain. After two years, in 2006, he became the global brand ambassador of Kia Motors. In 2015, his contract was extended till 2020.
Mapfre is a Spanish insurance company, based in Majadahonda, Madrid. In 2014, Mapfire even set up the junior tennis circuit Rafa Nadal Tour to raise funds for the Rafa Nadal Foundation.
7. Richard Mille
If Federer has Rolex, Nadal has Richard Mille – a popular brand that makes luxurious and expensive watches. In 2010, he was first made the brand ambassador of Richard Mille. Apart from being seen in the various adverts of the brand, Rafa also wears these watches in personal space. In fact, he was also seen in a $725,000 Richard Mille Tourbillon Watch after winning the US Open in 2017.
8. Mueller Sports Medicine
In January 2014, Nadal signed a three years contract with Mueller Sports Medicine. Nadal says that the strips help him stay away from blisters before the match.
9. Tommy Hilfiger
Nadal became the global brand ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger in 2014. He has been seen in multiple ad campaigns for the brand ever since.
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