Super agent Carmine “Mino” Raiola, better known as Mino Raiola, has died. He was 54.
The Italian, who was one of the most influential agents in football, has represented top players from European leagues.
Raiola represented the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Matthijs de Ligt, Erling Haaland and Mario Balotelli.
His death was announced by his family via a statement shared on his Twitter account.
The confirmation from Raiola’s family came two days after reports alleged that the super-agent had died.
The statement shared by Raiola’s family on his Twitter account on Saturday, 30 April, read:
In infinite sorrow, we share the passing of the most caring and amazing Football Agent that ever was.
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.
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.
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.
The Raiola Family