Mino Raiola is an Italian football agent known for having represented a number of well-known players including Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Matthijs de Ligt, Erling Haaland, Mario Balotelli, and formerly Pavel Nedvěd.

Raiola began his career by extending his parents’ restaurant business, despite being born in Italy and raised in the Netherlands.

Mina Raiola
Mina Raiola

Raiola was chosen as Haarlem’s sporting director at the age of 19 after the club was so impressed by his entrepreneurial skills. Raiola did not have the skills to make it as a professional footballer.

Following his time at Haarlem, he went to work for Sports Promotions, where he assisted in the transfers of a number of high-profile Dutch footballers to Italian clubs, including Ajax’s Bryan Roy (to Foggia in 1992), Marciano Vink (to Genoa in 1993), Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergamp (to Inter in 1993), and Michel Kreek (to Inter in 1993). (to Padua in 1994).

Soon after, he left the sports agency to start his own company, with his first important project being the transfer of Pavel Nedved from Sparta Prague to Lazio, following his outstanding performance at Euro 1996.

Raiola speaks Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Dutch, among other languages.

Is Mino Raiola Married?

It has been reported that Mino Raiola is a married Italian football agent.

Who is Mino Raiola Wife?

The identity of Mino Raiola’s wife has not yet been revealed, however, media reports indicate that the pair first met in Foggia, Italy.