Former Atletico Madrid professional footballer Juanfran, and the professional player of padel Brazilian, Lucas Campagnolo, will organize a charity event highlighting the padel within the Civitas Metropolitano, the Colchoneros stadium, next September.

The former right-back of La Roja and Colchoneros Juanfran will return to Civitas Metropolitano but this time with a racket padel by hand. The ex-footballer has joined forces with the Atlético Madrid Foundation and the star of padel Brazilian Lucas Campagnolo as part of a charity event around the padel.


The event, which is called “Play2Help”, is a solidarity initiative committed to the fight against childhood cancer. Its objective is to mobilize substantial funds for research. There will be former footballers, influencers and celebrities, whose names have not yet been revealed.

“Play2Help” will be held on Saturday, September 9 at the Civitas Metropolitano stadium. The benefits of this day of padel will be dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer, in collaboration with the foundations “Medula for Mateo” et “The Sueño of Vicky”.

Note that this will be the first time that we will see padel in a football stadium in Europe, but in the world. Indeed, there has already been a stage of theAPT Padel Tour (now A1 Padel) in the football stadium of River Plate in Argentina.

Vincent Gallie

A fan of oval football, round ball but also racket sports, he was stung by the padel during his adolescence in Galicia. As comfortable in front of the camera as behind a microphone, Vince will be able to bring his vision and expertise as a fan of the little yellow ball.