CRISTIANO RONALDO is the most marketable footballer in the world, bar none.

And throughout his career, he has had agent Jorge Mendes by his side, earning him the biggest moves.

Jorge Mendes with Cristiano Ronaldo in December 2019
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Mendes has been Ronaldo‘s agent ever since he was a youngster at Sporting in Lisbon.

And he will look to earn the Portugal star a move after the World Cup, with Ronaldo recently leaving Manchester United.

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Who is Jorge Mendes?

Jorge Mendes was born in Lisbon in 1966, and has become one of the most influential agents in the world.

His clients include Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias and Bernardo Silva.

After working as a DJ, Mendes opened a bar and nightclub in Caminha, Northern Portugal.

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Jorge Mendes has worked with Cristiano Ronaldo since he was in the Sporting academy[/caption]

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Former Tottenham and Wolves manager Nuno Espirito Santo was Jorge Mendes’ first ever client[/caption]

And it was in that industry that he gained his first client, meeting Vitoria Guimaraes goalkeeper Nuno [who later managed Wolves and Tottenham] in a bar in 1996 and forcing through his move to Deportivo.

That deal earned Mendes a positive reputation among Portuguese players and he soon pushed through Hugo Viana’s £8.5m move to Newcastle in his first major international transfer.

Mendes was also well connected in Portuguese academies and able to acquire promising young clients such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Ricardo Quaresma.


Which other players does Jorge Mendes represent?

Jorge Mendes has an illustrious list of clients, predominantly from his home country of Portugal.

Some of his most famous clients are as follows:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ruben Dias
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Fabinho
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Diogo Jota
  • Rafael Leao
  • Ederson
  • Goncalo Guedes
  • Ruben Neves
  • Andre Silva
  • Pedro Neto
  • Renato Sanches
  • Adama Traore
  • Ricardo Pereira
  • Nico Gonzalez
  • Nelson Semedo
  • Daniel Podence
  • Francisco Trincao
  • Angel Di Maria
  • Jose Sa
  • James Rodriguez
  • Matt Doherty
  • Carlos Vinicius
  • Artem Dzyuba
  • Nicolas Otamendi
  • Joao Moutinho
  • Radamel Falcao
  • Pepe

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