All You Need to Know About Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Jorge Mendes: Know Why They Parted Ways

Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes is considered one of the most influential football agents of all time. He has represented some big names and one of them is Cristiano Ronaldo. The list includes other big names like Bernardo Silva, Fabinho, and Ederson. Moreover, the Portuguese agent was also been named Best Agent of the Year at the Global Soccer Awards ten times from the year 2010 to 2020.

Jorge Mendes works with the GestiFute agency and is registered with the Portuguese Football Federation since 1996.

Mendes first worked as a DJ and later on opened a nightclub and bar in Caminha, Northern Portugal, which eventually was the reason for his success. He met victoria Guimaraes goalkeeper Nuno at his bar which led him toward his first client.

Major Transfers Done by Jorge Mendes

Mendes is the one behind some of the mega sports deals and major transfers. He has been at the for over a decade now. Let’s look at some of the major transfers done by him,

Cristiano Ronaldo, Sporting Lisbon to Manchester united (2003) became one of the most remarkable deals with a fee of £12 million which landed Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United. Of course, this was one of the major turning points for Ronaldo which led his path toward becoming one of the best footballers in the world.

Paulo Ferreira, Porto to Chelsea (2004) for an amount of £13.2 million who stayed there for over 9 years and was part of the team which won the Champions League title along with three PremierLeague titles.

Ricardo Carvalho, Porto to Chelsea (2004) Ricardo played for almost six seasons for Chelsea and won league titles back to back before transferring to Real Madrid. He was transferred with a fee of £20 million.

Nani, Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United (2007)  following Ronaldo’s alley, he won the Champions League trophy in his first season with the club before moving back to sporting due to his loss of form and fitness this year. He was transferred with an amount of £22.4 million.

Anderson, Porto to Manchester United (2007) along with Nani moving from sporting, Anderson also moved to Manchester United from Porto the same year with a transfer fee of £27 million. However, Anderson did not stay too long in the club.

Why Cristiano Ronaldo And Jorge Mendes Parted Ways?

Various media sources have recently claimed that Ronaldo’s agent Mendes has split as Mendes advised Ronaldo to not attend the interview against Manchester United, with Piers Morgan. Thus the incident gave away the 20 years of togetherness between them.

Mendes has worked with Ronaldo since he was at the sporting academy and has now become one of the most influential agents in the world.

Other Clients of Mendes

Apart from football, Jorge represents many talented clients such as Charles Leclerc (formula 1 star), Patricia Mamona (triple jump champion), Federico Moris (surfer), Joao Sousa (Tennis player), and Joao Almeida (Cyclist). Thus he is referred to as a ‘Super-agent’ globally. Mendes has represented almost 137 clients till now.

Jorge Mendes’ Net Worth

Mendes’ estimated net worth is approximately $104 million and has contracts worth $1 Billion including his deals and contracts with his current clients. Jorge makes more than $100 million for Gestifute and is best in the field of football. He is among the agents who bring the maximum profits for their clients with the most impactful transfer.

Thus it is not wrong to say that he is ‘The Super Agent’ of football.

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Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari
Payal Kumari is pursuing her bachelor's in journalism from St. Xavier's College, Ranchi. She is a sports enthusiast and currently pens down her thoughts for Sports Axle.


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