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Which well-known athletes are Real Madrid fans? Joel Embiid, Luka Doncic, Rafa Nadal...

Real Madrid and their supporters will be aiming for a 14th European Cup on Saturday night as they face Liverpool at the Stade de France in Paris.

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Real Madrid will be looking to secure their 14th European Cup on Saturday in Paris as they face Liverpool in the UEFA Champions League final. The ‘Reds’ too will be looking to bag their seventh UCL win with the game expected to draw a massive global audience.

Among the legion of Madridistas tuning in will be a series of celebrities from the world of film, music and sport with ‘Los Blancos’ commanding a huge global fan base which include many well known personalities such as: Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias, Russell Crowe, Robbie Williams and Tom Cruise.

Nadal

Rafael Nadal is one of the best tennis players that the game has ever known with the Spaniard winning just about every trophy imaginable not unlike his beloved Real Madrid.

Despite being born in Manacor on the island of Palma (home to LaLiga side RCD Mallorca) and with his uncle, Miguel Angel Nadal a big-name defender for FC Barcelona, the 35-year-old became a ‘Madridista’ from an early age and is a regular at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The tennis star was called upon to take the honorary kick-off recently at the Bernabeu as Madrid faced Espanyol in a game which saw them club crowned champions of Spain for a record 35th time.

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Embiid

The 76ers star makes no secret of his allegiance to Real Madrid with countless posts on his Twitter and Instagram accounts with the 26-year-old a keen follower of soccer in general with constant posts on the major developments in the game with his most recent posts coming last weekend as Manchester City won the Premier League in dramatic fashion.

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Embiid will be glued to a television screen as the players take to the Stade de France pitch on Saturday and will be hoping that a tweet from April comes true when he claimed that Real Madrid ‘are gonna win LaLiga and the Champions League’.

Doncic

The current Dallas Mavericks star is another high profile NBA Real Madrid fan with the Slovenian playing for Madrid’s basketball team for three years before making the move to Texas in 2018.

The point guard was asked about his sporting allegiances by Shaq O’Neal back in 2021 on TNT and the Ljubljana born player replied: “Of course, you know I was there (at Real Madrid) for several years and you know, that’s my team in both basketball and soccer”