At just 24 years old, Rafa Mir can already say that he has named a football stadium after him. The Sevilla striker attended this weekend “delighted and grateful” to the act in which the municipal soccer field of Javalí Nuevo, the Murcian district where he grew up, was baptized in his honor.
Mir was born in Cartagena but since childhood he lived in the municipality of Murcia, and in Javalí Nuevo he has received the heat of about 500 residents in an event organized by the municipal council of the town, as well as the mayor of Murcia, José Antonio Serrano. The footballer has taken advantage of the weekend without competition to participate in this scheduled tribute since it was decided that the football field would be dedicated to him.
The player was “delighted to receive this tribute with the people of my present town.” To his neighbors, who asked him for autographs and to take pictures with him, He showed them the silver medal he achieved at the Tokyo Olympics with the national team.