The Deal

Inside the World of a Super-Agent

Author: Jon Smith

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472123039

Category: Soccer

Page: 352

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'Excellent . . . an in-depth excavation of the murky and mysterious world of football business. Smith's candid and often shocking book reveals the true workings of football business that take into account things few of us even could even imagine . . . The Deal answers some of those questions and leaves you wanting more. It is an educational tool that most fans could do with researching' Joe Short, Express Football analysis has grown at the same exponential rate as the sport's popularity and yet one of its most intrinsic elements remains tantalisingly opaque: the role of 'agent'. The Deal is a unique and fascinating perspective into the business of sports management through the eyes of 'Mr Football', 'super-agent', Jon Smith. 800,000 watch their professional football team play each week and TV pulls in audiences of around 600 million. Despite these phenomenal figures, the complex money-making scene behind sport is one of its biggest mysteries. The Deal will be an unprecedented insight into this world, showing what goes on as players and big money change hands. The Deal is also the story of one of the shrewdest and most successful businessmen of our time. Documented through Jon's personal rollercoaster of high-flying success to near bankruptcy, the book's over-arching narrative will offer an inspiring personal journey as well as insider knowledge of brokering deals at a high level and under extreme pressure. The Deal will appeal strongly to buyers of business books as well as a significant number of sports fans interested to know what goes on in the back room of their favourite sport.

The Deal

Inside the World of a Super-Agent

Author: Jon Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1472123042

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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'Excellent . . . an in-depth excavation of the murky and mysterious world of football business. Smith's candid and often shocking book reveals the true workings of football business that take into account things few of us even could even imagine . . . The Deal answers some of those questions and leaves you wanting more. It is an educational tool that most fans could do with researching' Joe Short, Express Football analysis has grown at the same exponential rate as the sport's popularity and yet one of its most intrinsic elements remains tantalisingly opaque: the role of 'agent'. The Deal is a unique and fascinating perspective into the business of sports management through the eyes of 'Mr Football', 'super-agent', Jon Smith. 800,000 watch their professional football team play each week and TV pulls in audiences of around 600 million. Despite these phenomenal figures, the complex money-making scene behind sport is one of its biggest mysteries. The Deal will be an unprecedented insight into this world, showing what goes on as players and big money change hands. The Deal is also the story of one of the shrewdest and most successful businessmen of our time. Documented through Jon's personal rollercoaster of high-flying success to near bankruptcy, the book's over-arching narrative will offer an inspiring personal journey as well as insider knowledge of brokering deals at a high level and under extreme pressure. The Deal will appeal strongly to buyers of business books as well as a significant number of sports fans interested to know what goes on in the back room of their favourite sport.

The Deal

Inside the World of a Super-Agent

Author: Jon Smith

Publisher: Constable

ISBN: 9781472123022

Category:

Page: 336

View: 1100

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Excellent . . . an in-depth excavation of the murky and mysterious world of football business. Smith's candid and often shocking book reveals the true workings of football business that take into account things few of us even could even imagine . . . The Deal answers some of those questions and leaves you wanting more. It is an educational tool that most fans could do with researching' Joe Short, Express Football analysis has grown at the same exponential rate as the sport's popularity and yet one of its most intrinsic elements remains tantalisingly opaque: the role of 'agent'. The Deal is a unique and fascinating perspective into the business of sports management through the eyes of 'Mr Football', 'super-agent', Jon Smith. 800,000 watch their professional football team play each week and TV pulls in audiences of around 600 million. Despite these phenomenal figures, the complex money-making scene behind sport is one of its biggest mysteries. The Deal will be an unprecedented insight into this world, showing what goes on as players and big money change hands. The Deal is also the story of one of the shrewdest and most successful businessmen of our time. Documented through Jon's personal rollercoaster of high-flying success to near bankruptcy, the book's over-arching narrative will offer an inspiring personal journey as well as insider knowledge of brokering deals at a high level and under extreme pressure. The Deal will appeal strongly to buyers of business books as well as a significant number of sports fans interested to know what goes on in the back room of their favourite sport.

How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide

Author: Erkut Sögüt LL.M,Jack Pentol-Levy,Charlie Pentol-Levy

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1789014395

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 104

View: 1898

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With the total European wage bill for professional footballers in excess of £9.5 billion per year, the standard 10% that an agent receives from their client’s wage is already enticing people from all over the world. How to Become a Football Agent: The Guide offers a unique read with unparalleled insights into the workings of the beautiful game and seeks to help people to become football agents. With added advice from top agents such as Pere Guardiola, Ilhan Gündoğan and Harun Arslan, How to Become a Football Agent: The Guideincludes ‘expert opinions’ from the representatives of some of the very best footballing talent on offer. Also touching on football’s interaction with other industries like law and journalism, those such as Rory Smith (Chief Soccer Correspondent, New York Times) giveshis view on football agency, helping provide you with the skillset for a successful career in the exhilarating game of football or indeed any client based business. The team behind Football Agent Education has used their experience and network to compile this must-know information. Representing high-calibre players like Mesut Özil, llkay Gündoğan and Shkodran Mustafi, as well as coordinating numerous on- and off-pitch transactions, they are able to give readers unrivalled advice from previous experiences in this difficult yet rewarding industry.

Super Agent

The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read

Author: Jerry Argovitz,J. David Miller

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9781613210680

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 318

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Offers the amazing true story of Dr. Jerry Argovitz, the dentist turned NFL super agent turned USFL teamowner, and his controversial plan to reform college sports once and for all.

Football's Secret Trade

How the Player Transfer Market was Infiltrated

Author: Alex Duff,Tariq Panja

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119145422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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"The book will appeal to a global audience: to anyone with an interest in soccer, sports and business. They will be shocked to learn what goes on behind the scenes of the world's most popular sport"--

License to Deal

A Season on the Run with a Maverick Baseball Agent

Author: Jerry Crasnick

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 9781594860249

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 312

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An inside view of the often cutthroat world of sports agents, from the perspective of a maverick sports agent who entered the industry to represent ballplayers while keeping his love of baseball and integrity intact.

The Art of Being a Soccer Agent

Keys to Excelling in a Fascinating Profession

Author: Paul Fraga

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781502910172

Category:

Page: 86

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Are you a Soccer Agent and you have just started? You're not yet but you would like to be one of them? If you belong to one of these groups, let me ask you a question: Has anyone, ever, explained to you what this profession is about? I mean the day-to-day. Do you know what to do? And more important, do you know how to do it? I'll go further. Do you know the variables you have to pay special attention to? And the obstacles that will appear and how to overcome them? I will share with you the question I asked myself at the time: "I am already a FIFA agent, now what?" Tell me, is it familiar to you? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Now think about how you would feel if I told you that you can learn the keys of this profession from a practical point of view. Imagine yourself making a qualitative step forward as an agent! Sounds good, right? Well, it is possible. This is the book I wish I had read when I started. In my case it took me time to realize many things, so now I want you to save time and bad moments.

The Secret Agent

Inside the World of the Football Agent

Author: Secret Agent

Publisher: Birlinn

ISBN: 0857908154

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 9337

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The secret is to know when to stick and when to twist, when to bet and when to burn, when to bluff and when to hold. This whole business is one massive, never-ending card game and if you sit at the table long enough then maybe, just maybe, you're going to get so lucky that you'll beat the house or even break the bank. Unless, of course, the house breaks you first.' From mere coffee boy, to lowly scout, to multi-million pound wheeler dealer with the Premiership big guns and the cream of the Champions League, this book charts the Secret Agent's fast and furious progress through the dressing rooms, board rooms and bedrooms of England's top clubs. It doesn't just lift the lid on the true face of professional football, it tears it off and hurls it across the room. This is a no-holds-barred, jaw-dropping insight into the true power-brokers of the world game: the moneymen and dealmakers who grease the wheels - or, more accurately, the palms - that make the whole football machine tick. Scandalous, witty, fearless and occasionally heartless, The Secret Agent casts an astonishing new light on the ambition, greed and power in a cut-throat and self-obsessed world.

Sports Agents and Labour Markets

Evidence from World Football

Author: Giambattista Rossi,Anna Semens,Jean Francois Brocard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317744802

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 210

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The sports agent has become a highly significant figure in contemporary sport business. The role of the agent is essential to our understanding of labour markets and labour relations in an increasingly globalised sports industry. Drawing on extensive empirical research into football around the world, this book explains what agents do, how their role has changed, and why this is important for future sport business. Offering analysis from economic, legal, social and historical perspectives, the book explores key topics such as: the history of sports agents including the emergence of the modern agent in US sport typologies and demographic profiles of agents in football valuations and organisational analysis of leading European agents and agencies relations between agents and clubs future directions for research into sports agents. Focusing on the major European leagues, this book goes further than any other in illuminating an important but under-researched aspect of contemporary sport business. It is a valuable resource for any student, researcher or policy-maker with an interest in sport business, sport management, sport policy, the economics of sport or labour economics.

Slow Getting Up

A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

Author: Nate Jackson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062383213

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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One man's odyssey into the brutal hive of the National Football League As an unsigned free agent who rose through the practice squad to the starting lineup of the Denver Broncos, Nate Jackson took the path of thousands of unknowns before him to carve out a professional football career twice as long as the average player. Through his story recounted here—from scouting combines to preseason cuts to byzantine film studies to glorious touchdown catches—even knowledgeable football fans will glean a new, starkly humanized understanding of the NFL's workweek. Fast-paced, lyrical, dirty, and hilariously unvarnished, Slow Getting Up is an unforgettable look at the real lives of America's best athletes putting their bodies and minds through hell.

The Football Agent

The Most Hilarious, Absurd, Revealing and Personal Book about Football You'll Ever Read

Author: Knut Hoibraaten

Publisher: Hhh Forlag

ISBN: 9788269009903

Category:

Page: 182

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The wildly entertaining, shocking, brutally honest inside story, from a real football agent Knut Hoibraaten has worked as a professional football agent for a decade. In this book he reveals for the first time the true extent of the craziness behind the scenes. Wild partying around Europe, the truth about the machinations behind the buying and selling of players, a training camp at La Manga with an eye-watering special twist: all add up to the story they didn't want you to read! When football managers in designer suits show off a new player, they want you to believe the acquisition is the culminaton of a process of considered, strategic decisions. The reality is often very different, as Knut Hoibraaten reveals in this sensational look into the secret world of football. Giving a whole new meaning to the term "straight from the heart," Hoibraaten's story will make you laugh out loud as well as nod in recognition. Finally, a window is opened on the the secret world fans have long suspected existed, but never before been able to glimpse. Knut and his story will stay with you long after you've put the book down.

Football Leaks

Uncovering the Dirty Deals Behind the Beautiful Game

Author: Rafael Buschmann

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 178335142X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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One anonymous football fan. 18.6 million confidential documents. This is the explosive story of the biggest leak in sporting history, and the shady underworld of modern football. In 2016, a whistleblower known only as 'John' started to leak a treasure trove of top-secret files to German newspaper Der Spiegel. These documents reveal the clandestine dealings of clubs, players and agents at the highest echelons of international football. And the story they tell is astonishing. From the eye-popping details of player transfers including Neymar Jr, Pogba and Coutinho, to the loopholes and opaque tax structures that ensure maximum earnings for players and agents alike, this is a tale rife with rapacious greed and questionable deals. At the same time, it is the gripping story of a fan who wanted to free football from its corrupt overlords - and now finds himself on the run.

American Radical

Inside the World of an Undercover Muslim FBI Agent

Author: Tamer Elnoury,Kevin Maurer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101986166

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The explosive memoir of a Muslim American FBI agent fighting terror from the inside. It’s no secret that federal agencies are waging a broad, global war against terror. But for the first time in this memoir, an active Muslim American federal agent reveals his experience infiltrating and bringing down a terror cell in North America. A longtime undercover agent, Tamer Elnoury joined an elite counterterrorism unit after September 11. Its express purpose is to gain the trust of terrorists whose goals are to take out as many Americans in as public and as devastating a way possible. It's a furious race against the clock for Tamer and his unit to stop them before they can implement their plans. Yet as new as this war still is, the techniques are as old as time: listen, record, and prove terrorist intent. Due to his ongoing work for the FBI, Elnoury writes under a pseudonym. An Arabic-speaking Muslim American, a patriot, a hero: To many Americans, it will be a revelation that he and his team even exist, let alone the vital and dangerous work they do keeping all Americans safe.

The Terminal List

A Thriller

Author: Jack Carr

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501180819

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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“Double the trouble, twice the action, and quadruple the enjoyment. Careful while reading this one, it could leave a mark.”—Steve Berry, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Order A Navy SEAL has nothing left to live for and everything to kill for after he discovers that the American government is behind the deaths of his team in this ripped-from-the-headlines political thriller. On his last combat deployment, Lieutenant Commander James Reece’s entire team was killed in a catastrophic ambush that also claimed the lives of the aircrew sent in to rescue them. But when those dearest to him are murdered on the day of his homecoming, Reece discovers that this was not an act of war by a foreign enemy but a conspiracy that runs to the highest levels of government. Now, with no family and free from the military’s command structure, Reece applies the lessons that he’s learned in over a decade of constant warfare toward avenging the deaths of his family and teammates. With breathless pacing and relentless suspense, Reece ruthlessly targets his enemies in the upper echelons of power without regard for the laws of combat or the rule of law. An intoxicating thriller that cautions against the seduction of absolute power and those who would do anything to achieve it, The Terminal List is perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Stephen Hunter, and Nelson DeMille.

The Billionaires Club

The Unstoppable Rise of Football’s Super-rich Owners WINNER FOOTBALL BOOK OF THE YEAR, SPORTS BOOK AWARDS 2018

Author: James Montague

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472923138

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 336

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Once upon a time football was run by modest local businessmen. Today it is the plaything of billionaire oligarchs, staggeringly wealthy from oil and gas, from royalty, or from murkier sources. But who are these new masters of the universe? Where did all their money come from? And what do they want with our beautiful game? While almost cloaked in secrecy, the billionaire owner has to raise his head above the bunker when it comes to football ownership – a rare Achilles heel that allows access to worlds normally off limits journalists and outsiders. In the Billionaires Club James Montague delves deeper than anyone ever dared, to tell this story for the first time. He criss-crosses the world – from Dhaka to Doha, from China to Crewe, from St Louis to London, from Bangkok to Belgium – to profile this new elite, their network of money and their influence that defies geographic boundaries. The Billionaires Club is part history of club ownership, part in-depth investigation into the money and influence that connects the super-rich around the globe, and part travel book as he follows the ever-shifting trail around the globe in an attempt to reveal the real force behind modern-day football. At its heart The Billionaires Club is a football book, about some of the biggest clubs in the world. But it is also about something bigger: the world around us, the global economy, where the world is headed and how football has become an essential cog in this machine.

The Business of Sports Agents

Author: Kenneth L. Shropshire,Timothy Davis,N. Jeremi Duru

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812292790

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Successful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire, Timothy Davis, and N. Jeremi Duru, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents. This revised and expanded third edition brings the volume up to date on recent changes in the industry, including: —the emergence and dominance of companies such as Creative Artists Agency and Wasserman Media Group —high-profile cases of agent misconduct, principally Josh Luchs, whose agent certification was revoked by the NFLPA —legal challenges against the NCAA that may fundamentally change the definition of amateurism —changes to agent regulations resulting from new collective bargaining agreements in all of the major professional sports —evaluation of the effectiveness of the Uniform Athlete Agents Act (2000) to regulate agent conduct —issues faced by the increasing number of agents representing athletes who work abroad as well as athletes from abroad who work in the United States. Whether aspiring sports agent, lawyer, athlete seeking an agent, or simply interested in understanding the world of sports representation, the reader will find in The Business of Sports Agents the most comprehensive overview of the industry as well as a straightforward analysis of its problems and proposed solutions.

Sneaker Wars

The Enemy Brothers Who Founded Adidas and Puma and the Family Feud That Forever Changed the Business of Sport

Author: Barbara Smit

Publisher: Ecco

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 400

View: 896

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The fascinating story of the enemy brothers behind Adidas and Puma, whose rivalry shaped the modern sports business Adidas and Puma are two of the biggest global brands in sports, paying stars, clubs, and competitions to show off their labels in stadiums and across magazine pages. In Sneaker Wars, journalist Barbara Smit reveals the dramatic, character-driven story of these two power-houses. Started in their mother's laundry room in Germany, Adi and Rudi Dassler's shoe business was an instant success, their spikes worn by Jesse Owens in the Berlin Olympics. But a vicious feud soon pulled them apart: by the end of World War II, the brothers split the company, dividing their family and hometown. Adidas and Puma revolutionized the world of sport, their rivalry introducing behind-the-scenes deals and multimillion-dollar contracts. From Pelé to Joe Namath, Walt Frazier to Boris Becker, Muhammad Ali to David Beckham, they all contribute to the roller-coaster rise, near collapse, and revival of the two brands. A page-turning narrative, Sneaker Wars is a riveting blend of family drama, business, sports, and history.

Gunning for Greatness: My Life

With an introduction by Jose Mourinho

Author: Mesut Özil

Publisher: Hodder

ISBN: 9781473649958

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Mesut Ozil is a midfield magician, casting an elegant spell over opponents and conjuring passes through gaps lesser mortals can't even see. After an eventful sojourn among the Galacticos of Real Madrid he has savoured silverware at Arsenal, while in 2014 he lifted the World Cup with Germany. But his life and career have been a test of resilience. Growing up in Germany's Turkish community, he faced prejudice from those who claimed his dual identity would prevent him giving his all for the national team. Later came questions over a different type of commitment, the kind levelled against those, like Mesut Ozil, who excel in football's finer arts rather than relying simply on running and ruggedness. He has proved concerns on both these issues lack substance. In Gunning for Greatness, Mesut Ozil reveals the inside stories of his relationships with Jose Mourinho and Arsene Wenger, his quest to help the under-fire Frenchman restore Arsenal's pre-eminence - and how he silenced the sceptics by conquering the world.