The Most Powerful Agent In Football – Surprisingly, Jorge Mendes, dubbed the “superagent” in the soccer world, does not top the list.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is the owner of Gestifute, the unchallenged leader in the soccer business.
Mendes is one of the world’s most powerful football agents, with clients such as David de Gea, José Mourinho, Diego Costa, James Rodrguez, Joo Félix, and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He also represents Formula 1 driver Charles Leclerc, triple jump champion Patricia Mamona, surfer Frederico Morais, tennis player Joo Sousa, and cyclist Joo Almeida outside of football.
Mendes is dubbed a “super-agent” by many.
From 2010 to 2020, he was crowned Best Agent of the Year at the Globe Soccer Awards ten times.
In 1996, Mendes facilitated Nuno Esprito Santo’s transfer from Vitória de Guimares to Deportivo de La Corua, which was his first deal as a football agent. In a tavern in Guimares, he met the goalkeeper.
Mendes eventually drew in more Portuguese players after that, notably Jorge Andrade.
Hugo Viana’s first major international transfer was from Sporting CP to Newcastle United in the Premier League for about €12 million in 2002