Mino Raiola has died today May 1, the sports agent was 54 years old. The news of the death of the powerful sports agent has shocked the whole football world. The cause of Mino Raiola’s death is confidential, but it is known that the former pizza chef from Nocera Inferiore, who emigrated to the Netherlands, had been ill for some time. Last January Raiola had surgery at the S. Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
At the time, Professor Zangrillo said that the operation had been planned for some time. But already at that time, there were worrying rumours about the state of health of Ibrahimovic’s agent.
The career and biography of Mino Raiola
Born in Nocera Inferiore (Salerno), Mino Raiola’s parents moved to Haarlem in the Netherlands after just one year. Here his father opened a pizzeria where the future super manager started to work, dividing his time between the family business and football.
Raiola, in fact, played in the youth team of Haarlem but stopped playing at the age of 18. He became, however, responsible for the youth sector. Raiola took his first steps as an entrepreneur in the restaurant industry.
Raiola’s career as an agent began after an agreement with the footballers’ union, he got the mandate to represent Dutch athletes abroad. Raiola made his first deals with Italy with the transfer of Bryan Roy to Foggia, but above all with the transfer of Bergkamp and Jonk from Ajax to Inter.
Having become a FIFA agent, the former pizza chef opened the Sportman company, based in Monte Carlo. It was the first stone of his empire that led him to be one of the richest agents in the world, as certified by Forbes in 2020 estimating Mino Raiola’s turnover at 84.7 million dollars.