Rafael Nadal

Rafael Nadal ethnicity

Nadal in 2008, photo by Prphotos

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 Homar, who owns an insurance company, the glass and window company Vidres Mallorca, and the restaurant Sa Punta. His uncle, Miguel Ángel Nadal, is also a footballer, who played for Barcelona and internationally represented Spain.

Rafael is married to María Francisca (Mery) Perelló Pascual.

Rafael’s paternal grandfather is named Rafael Nadal. Rafael was a musician.

Rafael’s paternal grandmother is named Isabel “Bel” Homar Sureda. Isabel was born in Manacor.

Rafael’s maternal grandfather is named Pedro Parera.

Rafael’s maternal grandmother is named Catalina Femenies.

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

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  1. jonasbttencourt says:

    Classic spaniard, pic a little misleading, but you got the overall idea, people that say he looks middle eastern or north african never really saw a middle eastern or north african person. Taylor Lautner looks just as “dark” than him and everyone believes he is just northwestern european…

  2. andrew says:

    pic old as hell

    ethnic, are you there?

  3. phaedra says:

    Looks Australian Aboriginal

  4. 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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