Jonathan Barnett (sports agent)

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Jonathan Ian Barnett (born 28 January 1950) is a football agent and is the chairman and founder of Stellar Group Limited.[1] Jonathan was recently named the number 1 most powerful sports agent in the world, according to Forbes.[2] He is credited as being the man who brought Lennox Lewis into the boxing world.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

While Barnett's first client was legendary Cricket player Brian Lara, he has made a name for himself since then representing some of the world's best football players.

His client list includes Gareth Bale, Saul Niguez, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Jordan Pickford. He masterminded the £86 million move of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur.

Barnett's agency is now the fourth biggest sports management agency in the world and number one in football. [3]

Controversy[edit]

In 2006, he was banned by the Football Association (FA) for 12 months and fined £100,000 for arranging secret rendezvous between his client Ashley Cole and Chelsea Football Club representatives. [4]

Personal Life[edit]

Barnett is Jewish and is member of St John’s Wood Synagogue.[4] He is married and has three children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chambers remains in limbo
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  4. ^ a b "The JC Profile: Jonathan Barnett". Jewish Chronicle. Retrieved 21 July 2019.

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