Professional footballers like Jürgen Klopp, Messi, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic love padel!

Padel is very popular with many footballers and there are some famous footballers who also play padel regularly.

Here are some examples of football players who love padel:

Lionel Messi
The Argentinian football star is a big padel fan and has even opened his own padel hall in his hometown of Rosario.

Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese superstar has also discovered his passion for padel and has often been seen playing on the court in Spain.

Diego Maradona
The late Argentine football legend was also a big fan of padel and played regularly to stay fit.

Neymar Jr.
The Brazilian footballer is also a keen padel player and has already taken part in several padel tournaments.

Gerard Piqué
The Spanish footballer is not only a successful defender for FC Barcelona, but also a successful padel player. He has even founded his own padel company called "Kakiusa".


Jürgen Klopp

However, there are many other football players and football coaches who also enjoy playing padel, such as Sergio Ramos, David Beckham, Jürgen Klopp (with video!) and many more.

Incidentally, Marc Klopp (the son of football coach and padel enthusiast Jürgen Klopp) and Michael Jäggle run the Padel FC Berlin with 7 indoor padel courts!


Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Of particular note among the football greats is Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not only a well-known footballer, but also a big fan of padel. He has publicly announced his passion for the sport and regularly participates in padel tournaments and charity events.

In 2016, Ibrahimovic founded the brand "Padel Zenter" together with Swedish padel player Johan Svensson, which specialises in opening padel courts. The brand has opened several padel centres in Sweden and plans to expand internationally in the future.

In addition to this, Ibrahimovic has also been involved in advertising campaigns for padel brands and is an active supporter of the sport.


Padel Centre

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's brand "Padel Zenter" has opened several padel centres in Sweden. Some of the locations are:

  • Stockholm - There are several padel centres in Stockholm, including in Solna, Södermalm, Bromma and Kungsholmen.
  • Gothenburg - There is a padel centre in Gothenburg, located in the Lindholmen district.
  • Malmö - The Padel Centre in Malmö is located near the Emporia shopping centre.
  • Uppsala - There is also a padel centre in Uppsala, located near Arlanda Airport.
  • ... and many more Padel locations


Michael Rummenigge

Michael Rummenigge, former German football player and brother of legendary footballer Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has been a big fan of padel for many years and has also been involved in padel.

He has founded the company "Rummenigge Padel", which specialises in building padel courts and organising padel tournaments. The company has opened several padel centres in Germany and plans to open more in the future.

In addition, Michael Rummenigge is also an active player and has participated in various padel tournaments, both in Germany and internationally. He is also a commentator for padel games on German television and is committed to promoting the sport in Germany.

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