LONDON: The world’s five leading football agencies have been estimated as having reached a combind total of €4.2bn in terms of the market value of their players.

British operator Stellar Football Ltd, with €1.09bn or one-quarter of that tally, ranked as the leading agency, according to

Stellar manages the careers of 499 professional players in the United Kingdom and abroad and is behind some of the biggest transfers in football history, including Gareth Bale’s €100.8m move from Tottenham to Real Madrid.

Wasserman, with 428 players worth a total of €862.3m, ranked as No2 judged by TranseferMarkt data. Stars on board include Borussia Dortmund’s Raphaël Guerreiro and Federico Valverde of Real Madrid.

The US-based media conglomerate also negotiates marketing and promotion contracts for NBA, NFL, MLB, and NHL stars as well as golfers.

Jorge Mendes’s Gestifute ranked third on this list.

As of July 2020, a total of 119 football players signed to Gestifute had a combined market value of over €796m. Clients include Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva and Real Madrid’s James Rodríguez.

Carmine “Mino” Raiola ranked as the fourth-largest football agent in the world, with nearly €747m in the combined market value of his 76 players. The Dutch football agent’s players including Zlatan Ibrahimović and Paul Pogba.

Lian Sports ranked as the fifth-leading sports agency on this list, with €645 million in contract value under management. The agency represents some of the top talents in Italy’s Serie A, including Miralem Pjanic and Kalidou Koulibaly.

Analyzed by geography, statistics show that UK agencies top the list of 10 most-successful football agencies in the world, managing nearly €2bn worth contracts. German and the US agencies follow, with €965m and €862m worth contracts, respectively.

The five leading players under the management of the top five agencies hit €366 million market value as of July. Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva headed the list of Gestifute players, with €80m in market value. Paul Pogba, tops the list of Mino Raiola’s players with the identic market value.

Bayern Munich left-winger Leroy Sané represents the leading name under the management of Lian sports, at €80m.