Carmine Raiola is an Italian-born Dutch football agent who represents star players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Italian striker Mario Balotelli. He also represented former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved.
He was born on 4th November 1967 in Nocera Inferiore, Italy. The 49 year old started playing football for HFC Haarlem but stopped at the age of 18 in order to become head of the youth of the team. He currently represents more than 20 professional footballers who play in Europe.
He began working at sports promotions and a sports agent company before assisting 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 Inter Milan) and Michel Kreek (in 1994 to Padua).