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John Viola

Enter the secretive world of the football agent. 

Accomplished and highly regarded as becoming one of the first officially FIFA licenced intermediaries in the United Kingdom, I come from a top level financial services background with over 20 years’ experience in the football industry. I am a vastly proficient intermediary having negotiated several high profile and global transfers over the years, winning an excellent reputation and respect for this throughout the industry. I am well placed to handle complex areas surrounding the world of professional football today. I enjoy representing players, conducting transfers and more at the highest levels of the sport across the globe. By adopting a personal, honest, professional, ethical and dependable approach I have amassed a vast network of contacts and relationships with decision makers at clubs at all levels in the most important markets worldwide. A true influencer in football, I have also developed an online e-learning course to help interested individuals achieve a Football Intermediary Certificate, which has proved to be a great success.

SAMPLE OF PLAYER DEALS ACHIEVED:
• Christian Karembeu: Real Madrid to Middlesbrough
• Roberto Carlos: Represented
• Luis Figo: Worked with
• Craig Moore: Transferred him throughout all of his career
• Chris Sutton: Chelsea to Celtic (Celtic record transfer at the time)
• Nikola Zigic: Valencia to Birmingham (Birmingham’s highest paid  player at the time)
• Jean Beausejour: Club America to Birmingham
• Kevin McNaughton: Transferred him throughout all of his career
• Gordan Petric: Transferred him throughout all of his career