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Magazine Forbes He has prepared his annual list of the fifty most powerful sports agents around the world. This edition comes with a surprise change in first place, a position that it now occupies Jonathan Barnett. The representative of Gareth Bale, among many other players, is the one that carries the most commissions by its active representatives within its agency, Stellar Group.
Bale is the best known of all the athletes his agency represents and which includes sports such as football, athletics, rugby or cricket. This season it has closed contracts worth 1,165.7 million euros, of which it has obtained up to 114.8 million euros in commissions. Some numbers that place you with a comfortable advantage over your great pursuers in the field of football: Jorge Mendes Y Mino Raiola.
Barnett represents other great soccer players. Since last March he is also the agent of Saul Ñíguez, Atlético de Madrid player, and leads others as Maxi Gomez (Valencia), Jordan Pickford (Everton), Kieran Trippier (Athletic), Ruben Loftus-Cheek (Chelsea) or Daniel James (Manchester United).
The second on the list is not dedicated to football and is Scott Boras. This agent has his empire mounted in the world of baseball, where the maximum in commissions is 5% by 10% established by FIFA. Your agency, Boras Corporation, has earned 106.5 million euros.
The Mendes Empire
The podium completes it Jorge Mendes, the best known superagent of the whole world. Be the representative of Cristiano Ronaldo It has allowed him to create an empire with his company Gestifute, with which he has billed 105.8 million in commissions out of a total of 1,076 million in contracts. Bernardo Silva, Ederson Y Joao Cancelo (Manchester City), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid), Fabinho (Liverpool) or Nelson Semedo (Barcelona) in fattening their payroll.
Raiola closes the Top-5
The fifth place, behind Jeff Schwartz and his agency Excel Sports Management, the best agent in the world of basketball, is for Mino Raiola. The Italian has entered 63 million in commissions of the 630.3 that he has signed in contracts. Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) or Marco Verratti (PSG) lead their list of represented.
(More information: This is Jonathan Barnett, the eccentric and controversial agent of Gareth Bale)