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Neymar’s Transfer Highlights Cloudy World Of Third Party Ownership

Soccer star Neymar, the most marketable athlete in the world, has just transferred to European powerhouse Barcelona. The 21 year-old has left Brazilian based club Santos in a reported €57m deal. Though the move is not so clear cut. A common practice for soccer players in Brazil is the selling of their economic rights. This […]

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David Beckham’s Next Move Will Not Be Motivated By The Bottom Line

The news this week of David Beckham leaving the LA Galaxy put clubs around the world on alert. The English midfielder is seeking a new challenge, having achieved everything he wanted in his six year stint in the MLS. After signing a 5 year deal when he moved from Spanish giant Real Madrid, Beckham decided […]

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Former Basketball Agent Jason Levien To Buy A Piece Of MLS D.C. United

It seems as though former basketball agent Jason Levien has already lived a full life.  In 2008, Jason Levien, owner of a company named Levien Sports Representation, left his basketball agency behind to become General Counsel/Assistant General Manager of the Sacramento Kings and was later promoted to Senior Vice President prior to resigning in 2010.  Then, Levien became part owner […]

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Breaking Down The Harry Kewell Deal

After what seemed an eternity, Australian’s superstar Harry Kewell has finally signed for Melbourne Victory. In what is a massive coup for the A-League, the Socceroo has decided, at 32, that the time is right to come back to his home. But his deal is a lot more complicated than your standard contract, and sets […]

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It’s Good For The Game!

This is a guest contribution from Matt Cohen, who recently completed an internship with Max Eppel Soccer Agency LLC and is currently engaged by Cassius Management’s Sports Division (www.cassiusmanagement.com) as a US intern.  He lives in Southern California and has experience in the soccer market securing playing contracts and endorsement deals for players. As I’m […]

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Sports Agents Secret Weapon: Know Thy Fans

Sports agents spend so much time working with an assortment of clients and personalities, all with differing degrees of needs, that it is easy to forget about the consumer end of the sporting world. If you’re a sports agent, you may feel constantly wrapped up in the demands of your client or the law and […]

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Rookie Duties – On Location In Moscow, Russia

Sitting here at the dacha (what us Americans would call a summer house) of one of my advisees and close friend, Sem Golikov, it’s amazing looking back on the past seven days. It’s been an exhausting trip so far with flight delays, connection changes, brutal jet lag, major cultural differences (although at least I knew […]

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Soccer Players Don’t Use Roids

After thirty days and plenty of headaches from those lovely vuvuzelas (Don’t worry- they will NOT be allowed at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil), this first World Cup in South Africa has come and gone. Paul the Octopus went 8-0 and correctly picked Spain to be the World Champions. The 2010 World Cup has […]

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World Cup Update: Players in focus

The World Cup can be a great platform for players who are looking to switch clubs, and with many of the group matches having already been completed, I have chosen a few standouts who may be targeted by bigger clubs. Some players were previously linked to moves, while others might see their clubs financial resolute […]

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Shabbat Shalom: Friday Wrap-Up (6/4/2010)

Now that we have changed the look and feel of SportsAgentBlog.com, I am just waiting for the multi-million dollar buyout offers to start pouring in.  On a serious note, though, congrats to a blog I have been reading for a while now, The Big Lead, on earning a cool 7-figures after being bought out this […]