Google Down the Line!: (UPDATED) MEDIA MASHUP: Rafa presents charity gear with Iker, receives Marca Legend Award

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

(UPDATED) MEDIA MASHUP: Rafa presents charity gear with Iker, receives Marca Legend Award

Thanks to meri and an anonymous DtL reader for tipping me off to the latest Rafael Nadal news!

It's a been a busy couple of days already for the world's top baller. The Spanish steamroller joined his footballer friend Iker Casillas as they gave president of the 'Communidad de Madrid', Esperanza Aguirre, the t-shirts they'll be wearing during their "Friends of Iker vs. Friends of Rafa" charity event today. Very exciting!

The pair also announced their roster for the event: Iker will be bringing ballers David Ferrer and Juan Carlos Ferrero, cyclist Alberto Contador, F1 racer Fernando Alonso, as well as his clubmates, Sergio Ramos + Fabio Cannavaro.

Rafa will have sexy Serb Novak Djokovic, F1, Rally and MotoGP racers such as Pedro de la Rosa, Carlos Sainz and Sete Gibernau, and footballers Raul and Samuel Eto’o.

And Rafa was presented with ANOTHER well-deserved accolade to go along with the many others he's accepted recently. The 22-year old was awarded the Marca Legend Award for career excellence by Marca, the popular Spanish newspaper.

Congrats to you on behalf of RAFANATICS everywhere!


UPDATE: Here's video of Rafa + Iker presenting the t-shirts at the pre-event presser. Enjoy!


  1. Peeps in the vid (in case you need identification).

    Present & past Spanish ballers: Fernando Verdasco, Emilio & Arantxa Sanchez-Vicario, David Ferrer, Juan Carlos Ferrero.

    BTW, that old guy at the beginning, hugging Rafa and presenting him with the award, is His Majesty the King of Spain Juan Carlos.

  2. David Beckham will also make an appearance, he'll be in Rafa's team. Rossi is not available

  3. anon: Alright! Thanks for the update!!

  4. Is it my imagination, or is the lady in red (queen?) behind Rafa grabbing his ass while she's clapping? I mean, that's what I would do, why wouldn't she?

  5. Look at Rafa laughing it up in these pics - I love it!! He's too adorable. I'm also loving that he & Nole are hanging out... fun!

    anon: is the Beckham thing really true? If so, this is just one giant hot man fest. BOO to not being in Spain today!! :(

  6. agh! above comment by johanne :)

  7. I, too, find it interesting that Rafa invited Nole to take part in the event. I guess either their PR team pulled it together (since they still share Benito Perez-Barbadillo as far as I know) and/or they genuinely have good relations.

    I'm sure it's a combo platter - I'd love to be in Spain anyway but even more so today.


  8. Looks like a man only event. Hmmm, what will happen in the shower, who will drop the soap first?

  9. Well, Queen Sofia (lady in red) is quite a sedate elderly lady, but has a feisty side to her (over 70 and still sailing and riding).

    She dotes on Rafa and was seen at the Olympics jumping and hollering during his gold-medal match. A totally out-of-character thing for her, but who could blame her.

  10. Yay, Rafanole, my favourite sandwich after the meatball sub. Hehe.

    And boy does he look good again here (what a surprise... LOL).

    *runs off to Spain to consume even more hot double caramel Raffé lattes*

    "One giant hot man fest."


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