Rafael Nadal and Maria Francisca Perello welcome first child

(AFP Photo, Valery Hache)

Maria Francisca Perello has welcomed her first child with Rafael Nadal.

The beautiful couple have become parents for the first time to a son Rafael, multiple sources confirmed to Spanish media. Our champion Rafa has been present during the birth on Saturday morning in Palma de Mallorca.

A source said: ‘Both the mum and her baby, born in the 37th week of her pregnancy, are doing well.

‘The birth took place in a private clinic on the island where Mery had to remain under observation and rest completely in the last few weeks.’

Real Madrid, a renowned football club in Spain, shared the news on their official social media handle and congratulated Rafa and Mery.

The football club took to their Twitter handle and wrote, “Congratulations to our dear honorary member @RafaelNadal and to María Perelló for the birth of their first child. We join you in sharing the happiness of this moment. All the best!”

The happy couple got married in 2019, and have been together for over 17 years.

Congratulations to the new parents!


  1. Let me add my belated congratulations and best wishes to Rafa and Mercy! All the best.

    Rafa, I was 36 at the birth of our first child. Everything changes from now on!

  2. Great to read that new dad Rafa has hit the practice courts in preparation for the year end finals in which he will play, according to reports.

  3. Rafa, Mery y toda la familia
    Los felicito a todos y Gracias a Dios que todo esta bien.
    Congratulations on your new baby boy!!!!!!

    • Waiting to see photos! Rafa was such an adorable baby and toddler that I can only Imagine how beautiful his baby boy is! Can’t believe that our Rafa is a papa … I get emotional every time I think about it… it’s crazy how many years have passed & how time is going by so fast! So happy for they both of them!

    • Super Happy For Our New Member of Rafa Family. God Bless the Mother Marry for Quick Recovery. Congratulations to Our dear Rafa. Champion has been Born💞💞😍😍😍

    • Congrats, Rafa and Mery! I am so happy for you and your growing family! I look forward to seeing beautiful photos of Rafa Jr.!

  4. FELICITACIONES!!! por el nacimiento de vuestro bebé muchas bendiciones para los tres, me alegro mucho de que todo haya salido bien,. BENDICIONES!!!

  5. FELICITACIONES!!!! Que Dios os bendiga, para poder criar a ese bebé, me alegro que todo haya salido bien, BENDICIONES!?!

  6. Congratulations Rafa and Maria (Xisca). God bless you and baby Rafael with health, safety, peace and love. Sincerely. Mary Lynn

  7. God bless all three of you, Rafa, Mery, and Rafael! I have been watching and waiting for the news. So happy for you. Life will NEVER be the same. Blessings always and cannot wait to see a photo! Much love … xx

  8. Most heartfelt congratulations to Mery and Rafa on the birth of their first child!!!! Blessings always!!!!

  9. Wonderful news!! Congratulations to Rafa and Mery on the birth of their son. I’m so glad to hear mother and baby are doing well and I can just imagine how relieved and overjoyed Rafa must be feeling.

    • Congratulations to Rafa and wife for baby RAFAEL!!! Am so happy for you two!!! May the good Lord continue to 🙌 bless you! LOVE ❤️ YOU ALWAYS!!!

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