The 10 best agents in football ranked: Find out who the best is!

The 10 best agents in football ranked: Find out who the best is!

Babu Tendu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:04 PM

Football is one of the most popular games on the planet, and players are idolized in the same way that Hollywood stars are. As a result, footballers have a profound influence on the youth, and in search of a comparable level of renown through a pleasant pastime, they, too, take up the sport. Here are the best agents in football.

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It is not enough for the finest players in this sport to have talent unless they also have a good agent. Therefore, the top football agents in the world are listed in this article.

Who are the best football agents in the world?

Many sources discuss various football agents and their accomplishments, but this article will focus on the top ten list of the best football agents in the world.

10. Ralph Nkomo

He is a South African agent who was born in Zimbabwe. He is one of the best and has played for some of Africa's well-known players. He is among the best football agents in South Africa. He served as a significant scout for the Portsmouth football club in Africa. In addition, he has a long history of assisting African athletes in obtaining professional contracts in Europe and Africa.

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He has former Zimbabwe international forward Benjani Mwaruwari, John Utaka, Kanu, and a few other notable players on his management roster.

9. Pini Zahavi

He built a reputation for himself by assembling the best Chelsea team possible. He has been doing it since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich purchased the London club in 2003. He finally rose to become a vital part of the billionaire's inner circle. He built a name for himself as one of the best football agents in the UK.

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Israeli football agent Pini Zahavi arrives to attend the Ballon d'Or France Football 2019 ceremony at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris on December 2, 2019. Photo by Franck Fife.
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Besides his player-supplier business, Zahavi is also in charge of negotiating contracts for all of Chelsea's star players during their initial two-year stay at the club. He was also instrumental in the club's recent acquisitions. He established himself as Europe's first soccer agent thanks to his extensive network in the sport. Carlos Tevez and Rio Ferdinand were among his clients.

8. Shittu Olatunji

Shittu is an NFF-licensed player agent who rose to prominence due to his essential role in the John Mikel Obi transfer controversy between Manchester United and Chelsea.

Shittu has partnered with Jerome Anderson's SEM, a leading sports agency in the United Kingdom. Shittu is well-known for his outstanding work ethic. He not only represents his clients in contract negotiations with clubs but also handles their lives away from football.

He is among the best football agents in Nigeria. Chinedu Obasi, Isaac Promise, Onyekachi Apam, and Ambrose Efe are among the prominent players Shittu represents.

7. Barry Silkman

Barry Silkman became one of the leading brokers for player transfers between some of the world's wealthiest clubs and made a fortune doing it. He was a footballer for approximately 16 years.

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Agent Barry Silkman arrives at the PFA Player of the Year Awards 2013, at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Photo by EMPICS Sport.
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And after retiring from the field, he converted his love of football into a lucrative company off of it. His career as a player was reasonably successful, and he later tried his hand at management in the 1990s, but his current occupation has earned him millions. The 69-year-old currently boasts a strong client list, including David Villa, Demba Ba, and Ravel Morrison.

6. Cezary Kucharski

Cezary Kucharski is among the top agents for supplying exceptional Polish players. In recent years, he has chosen some of his country's top talents and exhibited them in his brand.

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Robert Lewandowski (one of Cezary's clients) in action during the UEFA Nations League League match between Poland and Belgium at PGE Narodowy on June 14, 2022, in Warsaw, Poland. Photo by PressFocus.
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Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Dortmund winger Jakub Blaszcykowski are among Kucharski's current clients. He also played sports until 2007, in addition to his current career.

5. Tim Hager

He showed incredible fortitude in representing some of the game's most promising young players. He focuses primarily on young French stars that possess all of the required qualities to become the finest players in a few years. Yann M'Vila, Mamadou Sakho, and Antoine Griezmann are among his clients.

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Antoine Griezmann (one of Tim Hager's clients) in action during the UEFA Nations League match between France and Croatia at Stade de France on June 13, 2022, in Paris, France. Photo by Jose Breton.
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The majority of his clientele continues to play in the French football division. Nevertheless, he is in frequent contact with several other teams worldwide.

4. Jerome Anderson

Jerome Anderson established himself as one of the top English football agents. He effectively represented some of the best footballers to ever play in the English Premier League in recent years.

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Ian Wright, former Arsenal player and Jerome's client prior to the Women's Champions League final match between Barcelona and Olympique Lyonnais on May 21, 2022, in Turin, Italy. Photo by Chris Ricco.
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Aside from being a football agent, he is also a banker. Jerome Anderson has a long history with the English football team, Arsenal. He supplied some of the top talents the club ever received during the 21st century.

He had a portfolio that includes superstars such as Thierry Henry, Dennis Bergkamp, Tony Adams, and Ian Wright.

3. Paul Stretford

Paul Stretford gambled on Wayne Rooney several years ago when he was only 16 years old. But, surprisingly, the 16-year-old Englishman eventually gravitated toward success.

Rooney quickly established himself as one of the most marketable players in the world. Stretford played a crucial part in Wayne Rooney's financial success. In the process, he made his riches.

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Wayne Rooney, manager of Derby County and former Stretford client after the championship match between Blackpool and Derby County on April 30, 2022, in Blackpool, England. Photo by James Gill.
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Stretford is exclusively responsible for Rooney's transfer to Manchester United. He also played a crucial role in Wayne Rooney's recent transfer to Everton. He supplied not only football stars but also famous coaches like Roberto Mancini and Harry Redknapp.

2. Jorge Mendes

With his extensive relationships in the football world, Jorge Mendes stands out among the other agents on the list.

However, he has reasonable control over the players from his home country of Portugal. He is in charge of the country's top football players who arrive and go. He is among the best football agents for young players.

Cristiano Ronaldo, James Rodriguez, Radamel Falcao, Angel Di Maria, and José Mourinho are his clients.

1. Pere Guardiola

Apart from his fame, Pere Guardiola is a well-known figure in the football world. He has established himself as one of the most outstanding agents in the field. He recently made a lot of income by transferring an Uruguayan to Barcelona, the world's richest football team.

Guardiola has become wealthy and is one of the richest football agents. Hector Bellerin, Jon Toral, and Isaac Cuenca are among his clients, in addition to his crown gem Luis Suarez and thus, he is among the best football agents in Europe.

It takes a lot of hard work to become one of the best agents in football. The right amount of observation, experience, and understanding of the sport is required. To offer an outstanding presentation and strike the correct agreement, one must have exceptional marketing and negotiation abilities in addition to the ability to gauge the players' potential.

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