Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal ethnicity

Birth Name: Rafael Nadal Parera

Place of Birth: Manacor, Balearic Islands, Spain

Date of Birth: 3 June, 1986

Ethnicity: Spanish (Catalan)

Rafael Nadal is a Spanish tennis player. He speaks Spanish and Mallorquín (a dialect of Catalan).

He is the son of Ana María Parera and Sebastián Nadal. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is a retired footballer who played for Barcelona and internationally represented Spain.

Rafael’s paternal grandparents were Rafael Nadal and Isabel “Bel” Homar Sureda. Rafael’s grandfather Rafael was a musician. Isabel was born in Manacor.

On his mother’s side, Rafael is the grandson of Pedro Parera and Catalina Femenies.

Sources: http://www.nytimes.com
http://www.diariodemallorca.es

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  1. neiltennant says:

    nadal

    fadal

    faydal

    etc. are also arab names

  2. phaedra says:

    Looks Australian Aboriginal

  3. anen87 says:

    The Nadal side are Spanish I’ve seen his father, uncles, cousins, and Nadal grandparents and none of them he resembles. He inherited that unique facial features, mousy button nose look from his mother side. Not much is known from mom side but her surname spelling Perera is Portuguese in origin opening a lot of doors for Rafa’s other half being Other than Spanish…
    “Perera is a common surname in Sri Lanka, Portugal, Brazil, and most of the Lusosphere.”
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perera

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