Roc Nation Sports has signed 20-year-old FC Bayern Munich and United States Men’s National Team footballer Chris Richards. Richards is joining Roc Nations Sports International’s family that includes the likes of Wilfried Zaha, Kevin De Bruyne, Marcus Rashford, Romelu Lukaku, Maro Itoje, Siya Kolisi, and Cheslin Kolbe. Roc Nation Sports is also the exclusive consulting partner of European footballing powerhouse AC Milan and Premier League favorite Leeds United.
The 20-year-old, 6’3”, defender from Birmingham, Alabama has taken Bundesliga by storm since his senior debut in June 2020. Richards got his initial break with FC Dallas before moving over to Europe to begin his career.
The recruitment of Richards follows the agency’s announcement of Alan Redmond as Head of Football. Redmond joined the Roc Nation family with a roster of 19 players, including Tyreece John-Jules and Nathan Ferguson. Alan Redmond has said on the signing of Chris Richards, “Chris is an incredible young defender. When you look at his game intelligence and the manner in which he has adapted to first team life at Bayern Munich, you see that he has rare traits. When you speak to him, it’s even more apparent. On and off the pitch, Chris is going to make a huge impact, and it’s a proud day for Roc Nation to welcome Chris to the family.”
Michael Yormark, President of Roc Nation Sports International, has also said that they are an agency perfectly positioned to support Chris’ ambition both on-and-off the field. Yormark stated, “Chris is a talent who has the ability to transform the sport in the US and his commitment to want to give back and make the sport accessible to all in his hometown is a great indication of our shared values.”