Born in Italy, Mino Raiola grew up in the Netherlands before he became one of the most powerful soccer agents in the world, with players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba.
Football agent Raiola died on Saturday, 30 April, confirmed by his family on social media. The sad news of the super agent whose players involved some of the top names in football recently condemned the news of his death on 28 April, stating that he was fed up busting these myths every four months.
Raiola was 54 at the time of his death and was an agent to clients like Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, arguably two of the biggest transfer prospects in the world. It was previously revealed that Raiola had been to hospital on and off since the beginning of the year and his family had vehemently argued that it was because of regular check-up.
“In infinite sorrow we share the passing of the most caring and amazing football agent that ever was,” read the statement by Raiola family
“Mino fought until the end with the same strength he put on negotiation tables to defend our players. As usual, Mino made us proud and never realized it,” the statement further added. “Mino touched so many lives through his work and wrote a new chapter in the history of modern football. His presence will forever be missed.
“Mino’s mission of making football a better place for players will continue with the same passion,” the statement said on Raiola’s impact on football.
“We thank everybody for the huge amount of support received during these difficult times and ask for respect for the privacy of family and friends in this moment of grief.”