Meet our Board members

The EFAA Board is comprised of eight members, each with his own extensive knowledge of and experience with football agents.

Rob Jansen

EFAA President

Rob is co-founder and current president of EFAA. Rob was the first professionally licensed agent in the Netherlands, founded ProProf, the players Union in the Netherlands, and is co-founder and director at the Dutch agents' association, Pro Agent. He was honored with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the Global Football Congress in Dubai for his work as a football agent and has a player transfer portfolio of 850 transfers. In his 35 years in the business, Rob has experienced every side of professional football and has set a standard for the agency business, in general, and for many other leading agents and intermediaries. Rob's sport management agency represents some of the biggest names in professional football, both (former) players and coaches, including Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar, Phillip Cocu, Dirk Kuyt, Henrik Larsson, Ronald Koeman, Leander Dendoncker, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Daryl Janmaat, Nicolai Jørgensen and Marco van Ginkel. Rob coordinates the strategy and business development imperatives of EFAA. He fosters crucial professional relationships with the most important stakeholders and decision makers in professional global football.

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Roberto Branco Martins

EFAA General Counsel

Roberto, the General Manager of EFAA, represents EFAA in cross-border legal transactions and at national regulatory authorities and EU institutions. He is a director at Pro Agent, the Dutch professional agents’ association. He practises as an Advocate at the Amsterdam Bar and runs a prominent sports law firm, representing notable players’ agents, football clubs, players and coaches. Roberto worked on international research projects for the Asser International Sports Law Centre in The Hague for over ten years. He lectures specialised courses in International, European and Dutch sports law and labour law at the University of Amsterdam. He publishes regularly in international sports law journals.

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Gregor Reiter

EFAA Counsel

Gregor is the Managing Director of the German agents’ association, DFVV. He is a practising Attorney at Grüter Attorneys in Duisburg, Germany, and has expertise in sports law and finance. He holds a doctorate examining the regulation of player transfers following the landmark Bosman decision. He was formerly a professional underwater rugby player for 15 years, and won the 2005 German Championship with DUC Bottrop.

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EFAA Board Member - Manfred Schulte

Manfred Schulte

EFAA Board Member

Manfred is a leading transfer negotiator at ProSoccer, Germany, where he has conducted over 150 transfers with a cumulative value exceeding 25 million Euros. He was the first agent licensed by the DFB in Germany and is an accredited UEFA Pro Licence coach. He was formerly the European Scout for English Premier League Club, Fulham FC, and also worked previously as Sports Promotion Manager in International Marketing at Puma.

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Giovanni Branchini

EFAA Vice President

Giovanni is the EFAA Vice President and the President of the Italian agents’ association, AIACS. He has, for over twenty years, represented numerous football champions, including Clarence Seedorf – who won four Champions League titles with three different clubs – Ronaldo, Manuel Rui Costa, Romario, Jean Pierre Papin, Hidetoshi Nakata, Careca, Jonathan Zebina and Sebastian Frey. Giovanni co-founded Branchini Associati, a prominent sports firm that has negotiated transfers including those of Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United, and Luca Toni to Bayern Munich. His firm also represents a number of players in the Italian National Football Team.

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Bruno Satin

EFAA Board Member

Bruno Satin is one of the world’s leading football agents and has negotiated some of the most resounding player transfers and transactions in recent years. Bruno has represented notable players including Lama, Michaël Landreau, Julien Escudé and Olivier Dacourt. He is the director of the global football division at the International Management Group, and frequently addresses important conferences across the world, including the Globe Soccer International Sports Conference.

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Leon Angel

EFAA Board Member

Leon was among the first professional football agents to be licensed by the English Football Association. He is also a licensed FIFA agent and represents many high profile international sports people and English Premier League players, from both the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Leon is an accredited Chartered Accountant practising at Hazlems Fenton LLP, and serves as Chairman of BASE Soccer. His financial expertise equips him with a unique insight into the commercial elements of professional football, which involves increasingly complex financial transactions.

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Marcos Motta

EFAA Board Member

Marcos is a board member of the International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF) and founded Bichara e Motta Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He acted as a legal counsel in some of the largest transactions in football, and in over 300 cases and arbitrations before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Marcos holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick (England) and a Master’s Honoris Causa in International Sports Law from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) (Spain).

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Rob Jansen

EFAA President

Rob is co-founder and current president of EFAA. Rob was the first professionally licensed agent in the Netherlands, founded ProProf, the players Union in the Netherlands, and is co-founder and director at the Dutch agents' association, Pro Agent. He was honored with the 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the Global Football Congress in Dubai for his work as a football agent and has a player transfer portfolio of 850 transfers. In his 35 years in the business, Rob has experienced every side of professional football and has set a standard for the agency business, in general, and for many other leading agents and intermediaries. Rob's sport management agency represents some of the biggest names in professional football, both (former) players and coaches, including Dennis Bergkamp, Edwin van der Sar, Phillip Cocu, Dirk Kuyt, Henrik Larsson, Ronald Koeman, Leander Dendoncker, Frank and Ronald de Boer, Daryl Janmaat, Nicolai Jørgensen and Marco van Ginkel. Rob coordinates the strategy and business development imperatives of EFAA. He fosters crucial professional relationships with the most important stakeholders and decision makers in professional global football.

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Giovanni Branchini

EFAA Vice President

Giovanni is the EFAA Vice President and the President of the Italian agents’ association, AIACS. He has, for over twenty years, represented numerous football champions, including Clarence Seedorf – who won four Champions League titles with three different clubs – Ronaldo, Manuel Rui Costa, Romario, Jean Pierre Papin, Hidetoshi Nakata, Careca, Jonathan Zebina and Sebastian Frey. Giovanni co-founded Branchini Associati, a prominent sports firm that has negotiated transfers including those of Cristiano Ronaldo from Sporting Lisbon to Manchester United, and Luca Toni to Bayern Munich. His firm also represents a number of players in the Italian National Football Team.

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Roberto Branco Martins

EFAA General Counsel

Roberto, the General Manager of EFAA, represents EFAA in cross-border legal transactions and at national regulatory authorities and EU institutions. He is a director at Pro Agent, the Dutch professional agents’ association. He practises as an Advocate at the Amsterdam Bar and runs a prominent sports law firm, representing notable players’ agents, football clubs, players and coaches. Roberto worked on international research projects for the Asser International Sports Law Centre in The Hague for over ten years. He lectures specialised courses in International, European and Dutch sports law and labour law at the University of Amsterdam. He publishes regularly in international sports law journals.

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Bruno Satin

EFAA Board Member

Bruno Satin is one of the world’s leading football agents and has negotiated some of the most resounding player transfers and transactions in recent years. Bruno has represented notable players including Lama, Michaël Landreau, Julien Escudé and Olivier Dacourt. He is the director of the global football division at the International Management Group, and frequently addresses important conferences across the world, including the Globe Soccer International Sports Conference.

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Gregor Reiter

EFAA Counsel

Gregor is the Managing Director of the German agents’ association, DFVV. He is a practising Attorney at Grüter Attorneys in Duisburg, Germany, and has expertise in sports law and finance. He holds a doctorate examining the regulation of player transfers following the landmark Bosman decision. He was formerly a professional underwater rugby player for 15 years, and won the 2005 German Championship with DUC Bottrop.

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Leon Angel

EFAA Board Member

Leon was among the first professional football agents to be licensed by the English Football Association. He is also a licensed FIFA agent and represents many high profile international sports people and English Premier League players, from both the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. Leon is an accredited Chartered Accountant practising at Hazlems Fenton LLP, and serves as Chairman of BASE Soccer. His financial expertise equips him with a unique insight into the commercial elements of professional football, which involves increasingly complex financial transactions.

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EFAA Board Member - Manfred Schulte

Manfred Schulte

EFAA Board Member

Manfred is a leading transfer negotiator at ProSoccer, Germany, where he has conducted over 150 transfers with a cumulative value exceeding 25 million Euros. He was the first agent licensed by the DFB in Germany and is an accredited UEFA Pro Licence coach. He was formerly the European Scout for English Premier League Club, Fulham FC, and also worked previously as Sports Promotion Manager in International Marketing at Puma.

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Marcos Motta

EFAA Board Member

Marcos is a board member of the International Association for Football Lawyers (AIAF) and founded Bichara e Motta Advogados in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He acted as a legal counsel in some of the largest transactions in football, and in over 300 cases and arbitrations before FIFA and the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Marcos holds a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Economic Law from the University of Warwick (England) and a Master’s Honoris Causa in International Sports Law from the Higher Institute of Law and Economics (ISDE) (Spain).

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