Super-agent Rafaela Pimenta: ‘Alex Ferguson hit the table and our tea spilled everywhere’ | Football

Rafaela Pimenta is often described as the most powerful woman in football because her work as an agent, with a roster of players headed by Erling Haaland, offers her a rare influence in a world dominated by men. For more than 20 years Pimenta forged a lucrative working relationship with Mino Raiola. She was an unobtrusive force as a former academic and lawyer, from Brazil, who closed some of the biggest deals in world football while Raiola grabbed the attention as a boisterous super-agent.

Since Raiola’s death last year, Pimenta has taken a more public role as she heads her agency in…


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