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Mino Raiola Biography
Mino Raiola was born on 4 November 1967, he 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.
|Real Name:||Carmine Raiola|
|Born:||4 November 1967 (age 54)|
|Net Worth:||$1 million – $10 millions|
Early Life and Education
Mino Raiola was born in 1967 in Nocera Inferiore, Salerno, in southern Italy. He moved to the Dutch city of Haarlem a year later with his parents.
Growing up in the Netherlands, his father opened a successful restaurant business where Raiola spent his younger years working as a waiter.
At the same time, he obtained his high school diploma and attended university for two years, enrolling in the Faculty of Law.
He started playing football for the youth team of HFC Haarlem, but stopped at age 18 in 1987 to become head of the youth team.
Mino Raiola Career
Mino Raiola began working at Sports Promotions, a sports agent company, and assisted in the transfers of several high-profile Dutch players to Italian clubs, including Ajax player Bryan Roy (in 1992 to Foggia), Marciano Vink (in 1993 to Genoa), Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp (both in 1993 to Internazionale) and Michel Kreek (in 1994 to Padua).
More than 20 players playing in European leagues were represented by Raiola. He resided in Monaco.
In 2008, he was involved in two disciplinary hearings instigated by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC) for transfer irregularities as part of a wider investigation of professional football by Italian authorities.
In August 2016, after closing the world record transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, Mino Raiola made a reported €25 million from Pogba’s €105 million transfer; subsequently he bought the former Miami home of one of America’s most famous mob bosses, Al Capone, for €9 million.
On 8 May 2019, the Italian Football Federation banned Raiola from acting as an agent representative for three months for undisclosed reasons, while his cousin Vincenzo Raiola was banned for two months.
On 10 May, the bans were extended worldwide after the FIFA Disciplinary Committee absorbed the Italian federation’s decisions.
On 13 June 2019, after Mino Raiola and his cousin appealed the original ban to the Federal Court of Appeal in Italy, they won, resulting in a revoking of the three-month ban.
On 22 January 2020, Mino Raiola was among a number of high profile football agents including Jorge Mendes and Jonathan Barnett who threatened FIFA with legal sanctions following the planned cap on transfer payments.
Mino Raiola speaks seven languages: Italian, English, German, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Dutch.
In January 2022, Mino Raiola was admitted to San Raffaele Hospital in Milan.
In April 2022, Mino Raiola business and a doctor treating him, both indicated that Raiola was “fighting” for his life.
Raiola Net Worth
Mino Raiola is an Italian football agent. He has an estimated net worth of $1 million – $10 millions.