ORHAN YILDIRIM verlängert bei Werder
Portrait & Services
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Our sports services
We have been active as a players agent officially licensed by the German football federation DFB since 2004, placing players in all professional soccer leagues worldwide under the FIFA, UEFA and DFB statutes.
But our services are not limited only to initiation, negotiation and finalization of professional athletic contracts. When a player engages us to help shape his/her professional future, this decision can encompass a career spanning many years. Consequently, our aim is to work with the athlete to establish a basis to warrant and cultivate this mutual trust relationship. We therefore offer a comprehensive range of services, based on the wishes, requirements and potentials of the individual client, which goes beyond the realm of sports to address personal needs, so that the athlete can give the necessary concentration to his/her profession.
Our years of experience and contacts in the business of international live shows and artists, along with our established ties to soccer clubs throughout Europe have allowed us to build a global network of player agents, sport management firms and club officials within just six months. This network will be consistently refined and expanded in an ongoing manner.
Another area of concentration has been on building a youth scouting network in Germany and other European countries, and with a focus on South America. For instance, one of the initial results of these networking and scouting efforts has been the placement of Colombia’s John Jairo Mosquera with SV Werder Bremen.
Our representatives all speak fluent English, and some are also fluent in Spanish. They undergo regular professional development training in order to the meet the demands and latest developments in the business head on.
Media | Marketing & PR
We attend to all public relations issues that might affect a professional athlete in today's media world.
Based on long years of experience in the promotion and marketing of personalities, we have developed extensive contacts with numerous media outlets in the TV, radio, print and Internet areas. Moreover, we have a regular network of sponsors, agencies and endorsers, who are interested in creating a suitable platform for their brands by supporting our work with athletes and artists.
We work with our clients to develop individual goals in the area of marketing & PR that are in line with the public persona of the athlete in question and which protect and correspond with his/her personal and private needs.
We also develop public relations concepts with our clients and partners, which cover the public characterization of the player’s athletic performance and objectives, as well as public appearances and PR campaigns. In addition, we can accompany the athlete in off-the-field activities as part of the PR concept, e.g. when he/she wishes to lend name support to a particular social cause.
In the context of the PR concept, we can also organize specialists for interview training and personal coaching for public appearances, in line with the needs of the individual client.
Personal coaching in the international sporting world can also include language teaching and/or lessons in the regional culture and geography of the host country or future home.
personal & lifestyle consulting | personal management
Today, professional athletes must manage their public image as an integral part of the job description. Pros are more in the spotlight than ever before. But the media and the public always see only an aspect or a moment of the athletes personality, which is why it is important that clients not only receive important marketing and PR tips, but that they also use them with the right degree of poise and confidence.
It is only natural that a professional athlete begins his/her career at a young age, the only time to lay the physical foundations for a sport. And it is equally natural that during this time, with the physical maturation into a pro, the personality of the athlete matures as well. It is therefore a challenge for any professional athlete to also bring his/her physical and personal growth into line with the demands of the media and the public. The challenge increases with success.
In order to meet this challenge head on, and to allow the athlete to continue focusing on his/her profession, we offer consulting and support for the personal sphere.
Personal needs can vary widely, and we work personally with clients to determine exactly what he/she wants – and to set up a flexible plan to realize those desires. We have numerous contacts to experts and professionals who can help actively create the individual services for each athlete.
This begins with public image consulting, which can cover everything from style consulting to general lifestyle themes. In this way, especially young athletes are supported in the development of the poise and confidence needed for PR appearances, just as effectively as with interview or PR training.
We also maintain contacts with sport and media psychologists who can assist the athletes with specific or future challenges on or off the field, or ready them for what experiences are yet to come.
Clients may also request that we speak to their clubs (their employers) concerning professional or personal topics that go beyond the normal contractual or salary talks, and for which the athlete wishes representation. We offer athletes support in discussing their careers with friends and family. We can do the talking or provide the right specialists to help athletes prepare these important people (especially for young pros) for the challenges and demands of professional sports, so that they can continue to provide their support. There are many other aspects of daily life that we can help with personally or for which we can refer the right expert – for example, with regard to visa and other official issues.
Financial & Legal Consulting
For many professional athletes, their time as an active player is when they lay the financial groundwork for their life further down the road.
But not many young people have the knowledge necessary for long-term financial planning. They need competent support, and the public spotlight brings out many offers of advice and assistance, some of which may not have the best interests of the athlete in mind. We offer our clients, for one, our long years of experience as business people, in order to provide some orientation in the area of financial and legal services. Our interests in this case are the same as those of the athlete: to lay the foundations for long-term security and peace of mind in financial and legal matters as quickly as possible, in order to allow the absolute concentration on the professional and personal development of the client.
For this reason, we have built a network over the years, including independent financial advisors with a proven track record of integrity and expertise in the professional sporting world, as well as banks, insurers and lawyers. The lawyers who we work with can also assist with individual legal issues and / or have partners to deal with these aspects of life.
If desired, we can put the athlete in contact with this network, as an opportunity to ensure lasting personal and comprehensive financial and legal advice independent of his/her club and private sphere. Naturally, we also work with the client's existing advisors in this very important area, as well as with family and friends, in order to assure that all parties involved are providing the athlete with the best possible advice and support.