Rafael Nadal is a legend, and Spanish daily Marca recognized him with an apt award during a celebration of its establishment: ‘Legend: 75 Years of Marca’. According to a survey of MARCA readers, Rafa is the best Spanish sporting personality in history. He received a special award during a gala commemorating 75 years of Marca in Madrid.
Marca readers picked Rafa from among other well-known Spanish athletes, such as Manuel Santana, Mireia Belmonte, Miguel Indurain, Marc Márquez, and Paul Gasol. His incredible comeback and reclaiming of the World No.1 spot, along with his 13 Grand Slam titles, a career Golden Slam, four Davis Cup victories, and the rest of his long and impressive repertoire of achievements set him apart from the other candidates.
Congratulations, Rafa! Another well-deserved honor!
(Photos: Marca, EFE, Getty Images)