Last Update January 1st, 2020
Rafael Nadal Parera is one of the best tennis players ever. Widely known as the ‘King of Clay’, Nadal has seen many ups and downs in his career, his fandom, however, never declined. With 12 French Open titles to his name, Nadal has some amazing brand endorsement deals in his kitty. At the beginning of 2020 itself, his advertising portfolio witnessed some changes. So, here we are, with the updated list of all the brands that Nadal promotes.
1. Banco Santander
On December 31st, 2019, Banco Santander announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Rafa Nadal. As per the agreement, Nadal will represent the bank in various campaigns and events in Spain and other countries, as well as Santander Private Banking globally.
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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3. Cantabria Labs (Heliocare)
In May 2019, Cantabria Labs roped in Rafael Nadal to help raise awareness of the importance of good sun protection and healthy sun exposure lifestyle. The Rafa Nadal Foundation is also a part of the agreement.
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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6. 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.
8. 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.
Mueller Sports Medicine
In January 2014, Nadal signed a three years contract with Mueller Sports Medicine.
Nadal became the global brand ambassador of Tommy Hilfiger in 2014.
In 2014, Nadal became the brand ambassador of Banco Sabadell in Spain as well as internationally. The deal ended in 2019.
Categories: Tennis Sponsorships