Mino Raiola, originally Carmine ‘Mino’ Raiola, was a Dutch-Italian football agent who representd some of the most popular football players including Zlatan, Pogba, Erling Haaland, Verratti, De Ligt, Balotelli, and more.
He died on April 30, 2022 after a long illness. He was being treated at Milan’s San Raffaele hospital.
How was Mino Raiola’s Early life & Family?
Carmine ‘Mino’ Raiola was born in the southern Italian town of Nocera Inferiore, Salerno on 4th November 1967 and was 54 years old at the time of his death.
His family moved to Haarlem, the Netherlands, only a year after he was born, where he grew up. Mino Raiola demonstrated his dynamism early on, working at his family’s restaurant (dubbed “Napoli”) before launching his own business at the age of 20.
Talking about his educational background, he graduated from high school and enrolled in the Faculty of Law at university for two years. He was multilingual and spoke a total of seven languages including English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, French, and German.
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Mino had been a respectable footballer for his local club, but at the age of 18, he realized he’d never make it as a professional player and eventually decided to quit. Since he had then joined law school at the time, he was familiar with the legal system. HFC Haarlem, his home club, put him on its board two years later.
Initially, a player, Raiola later became an agent for a player agency called Sports Promotion. After signing an extraordinary deal with the Dutch players’ union, he began representing all of the country’s footballers. His fortune started soaring.
Besides, Mino was a youth soccer player for HFC Haarlem before leaving to become the team’s h in 1987. He then went on to work with Sports Sponsorship as well as serving as an agent.
He moved to Monaco to start his own business and now lived there.
His transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United set a world record in 2016. In 2010, Mino Raiola bought Al Capone’s former Miami home.
Two administrative proceedings were filed against him for violations related to transfers in 2008.
Besides these popular current players like Ibrahimovic, Lukaku, and Balotelli, Mino also represented the popular Czech player Pavel Nedved.
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Who is Mino Raiola’s Wife?
Well, it is known that Mino Raiola was a married man, however, apart from the information that he met his wife in Foggia, Italy, not much has been mentioned about her publicly. Moreover, the detailed information regarding Mino’s former relationships and former girlfriends are not disclosed to the media portals.
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Mino Raiola had a net worth of a whopping $85 million as an Italian football (soccer) agent. His main source of income was his sports company where he manages a number of professional athletes.
It was reported that Paul Pogba’s agent spent £7 million of his cut from Raiola’s world-record move to Manchester United on Al Capone’s former Miami house.
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