Mino Raiola has died, as it was was announced by his family, who wrote in social media: "With infinite pain we announce the death of Mino, the most extraordinary prosecutor ever. He fought until the last moment. with all his strength and once again he made us proud of him without even realizing it.
Mino fought until the last moment with all his strength, just as he did to defend footballers and once again he made himself proud of him without even realizing it. Mino was part of many footballers and wrote an indelible chapter in the history of modern football.
We will miss him forever, his project to make the world of football a better world for footballers will be carried forward with the same passion. We sincerely thank those who have been close to us and ask everyone to respect the privacy of family and friends in this time of great pain."
Mino Raiola's career
Mino started playing football in the Haarlem youth academy, but stopped at the age of eighteen, and in 1987 he became head of the team's youth sector. In 1992 he brought Bryan Roy to Foggia, while in 1993 he intervened as mediator in the negotiation that brought Dennis Bergkamp and Wim Jonk from Ajax to Inter.
He then becomes a FIFA agent, founds the Sportman company based in Monte Carlo. In 2009 he brought Zlatan Ibrahimovic from Inter to Barcelona, in the summer of 2010 and during the 2011 winter transfer market he brought Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Mark van Bommel, Urby Emanuelson and Dídac Vilà to Milan and Mario Balotelli to Manchester City.
In recent years he has been the protagonist of many negotiations, such as Pogba at Manchester United, De Ligt to Juventus and Haaland to Borussia Dortmund. In 2020, Forbes ranks him fourth in the world among the attorneys with a turnover of 84.7 million dollars having closed business for 847.7 million dollars.