Nadal on the ball for Levante in 2011
|Full name||Francisco Sebastián Nadal Martorell|
|Date of birth||27 June 1986|
|Place of birth||Palma, Spain|
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Playing position||Forward / Winger|
|2004||→ Numancia (loan)||15||(1)|
|2005||→ Murcia (loan)||0||(0)|
|2006–2007||→ Hércules (loan)||16||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 30 August 2015.
Born in Palma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Nadal made his official debut for Villarreal CF against CA Osasuna, on 2 February 2003. On 15 June, playing at RCD Espanyol in a 2–2 draw, he became the youngest player ever to score in a La Liga match, aged 16 years, 11 months and 18 days; he also appeared in four UEFA Cup and one Champions League games for the club.
However, Nadal was not used very often at Villarreal, and served Segunda División loans to CD Numancia and Real Murcia in the second halves of 2003–04 and 2004–05, respectively. He spent the entire 2006–07 season at Hércules CF in the same level, and only amassed 31 league appearances between the three teams combined.
Although rarely a starter in 2009–10, Nadal contributed with two goals in 32 matches as the Valencians returned to the top division after a two-year absence. In the subsequent top flight campaign, in which he was used almost exclusively as a winger, he went scoreless in 25 games in an eventual escape from relegation; on 15 May 2011 he was sent off for a late challenge on Roberto Soldado in a 0–0 away draw against Valencia CF, which certified the team's permanence.
Nadal was part of Spain's under-17 squad which finished as runner-up at the 2003 UEFA European Championship. In the same year he also played in the category's FIFA World Cup, with the nation losing in the final to Brazil.
- Despedida con empate (Farewell with draw); Mundo Deportivo, 16 June 2003 (in Spanish)
- Piti se va al Rayo y Xisco regresará al Villarreal B (Piti goes to Rayo and Xisco returns to Villarreal B); Diario AS, 1 May 2007 (in Spanish)
- Villarreal bring in Eguren; UEFA.com, 31 January 2008
- Los Che secure third spot; ESPN Soccernet, 15 May 2011
- Xisco Nadal, de Primera división a la Regional Preferente (Xisco Nadal, from Primera división to Regional Preferente); Marca, 12 September 2011 (in Spanish)