An overview of us

MINGUELLA FOOTBALL MANAGEMENT

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Minguella Football Management is a long-established football management company that works to satisfy all player´s needs, helping them to plan and develop their career and performance.

 

Many years of experience and success focusing in football have allowed us to offer a high quality and custom-made service for our clients. MFM will be the best partner for any player at any stage: from young to professional, working always to look for their excellence in the field.

 

Our company believes in the importance of setting a strong link with the player to ease work, strengthen confidence to develop his future as a professional and human being. We are ready to improve your career, guide you through it with the best possible tools and also help facing new challenges when hanging up one’s boots.

Founder

Josep Mª Minguella

About him

There is no other agent that can presume of having worked with and for some of the best player’s in football’s history: Diego Armando Maradona and Lionel Messi.

 

Being a law student and also working in a Filmmaking Company, he decided to make his passion come true achieving his Coaching license. He became the assistant on the bench at FC Barcelona during the 70´s of a football legend: Rinus Michels – known for the “Clockwork Orange” football developed with the Dutch National Team, AFC Ajax.

 

He became a football agent when he left the Club (an entrepreneur for the time) and collaborated signing Romario, Stoichkov, Hagi, Figo, Rivaldo and Ronaldinho amongst others. But his first trade, was to bring Diego Armando Maradona to Barcelona, boundary that he would repeat years after when helping on the agreement to sign Lionel Messi.

General Manager

Junior Minguella

About him

Son of Josep Maria Minguella, Junior has lived between the best football player´s of the 80´s and 90´s decades collecting many unforgettable moments and anecdotes. Being used to the smell of liniment inside the changing rooms and to the professionalism of the sport, his step to representing was understood as something natural which he was born with.

He combined his law studies and FIFA license at the same time when he started his career at Market Sport, a football management company also in charge of 3D advertising inside stadiums. After some years, he made his jump to Minguella Football Management.

 

On the beginning at MFM he was in charge of managing all logistics at tournaments and preseasons throughout the country. Through time he was given the opportunity to manage some player’s, gaining the experience that has made him today the General Manager.

Catalonia area

Marc Lacueva

About him

Marc was born with football inside his blood. His father, Juan Lacueva, was a well known former employee at RCD Espanyol, who later became the General Manager Associate at FC Barcelona with president Joan Gaspart in charge of all football youth departments and teams.

 

Juan played the most important role on the signing of Lionel Messi for the Club, he even lend money from his own pocket to do it. He was the biggest believer on a 12 year foreign player that nobody had seen before and has now put FC Barcelona in his greatest time in history. Marc has inherited all that passion and experience from his father, whom after finishing his Business Management major studies, was welcomed to start working at Minguella Football Management.

 

Marc is in charge of player recruitment, of their assessment and also works as their personal assistant.

Catalonia and Aragon area

Tonet Guerao

About him

Left footed, quick and with an excellent ability with the ball in his feet, Tonet was trained in the youth categories at FC Barcelona, playing in any position you can imagine in the field, being an important resource for any coach.

 

After playing as a cadet for the Club, he left in order to play for other professional club´s in Segunda B and Segunda division (Alavés B, Oviedo B, Ávila, Compostela, Reus, Alcorcón, L’Hospitalet…) he finally signed for Saint Mirren on the Premier Scottish League. He after returned to Spain playing at Villajoyosa, Cornellà… His love for the game did not stop him from finishing his law and business studies.

 

His extensive career and valuable experience took him to MFM, being now in charge of recruitment, player loyalty and also being the best counselor to young players with his worldly football experience.

Central area responsible

José Luis Díaz Moreno

About him

A football passionate since a child, he had a clear idea of his future. He has now been collaborating with the Minguella family since 15 years ago.

 

He started as a scout in the central Spanish area (Madrid, the two Castilles and also Valencia) reporting at all times new player’s to the company.

 

Since the past 5 years, he started officially working for MFM, scouting for those future talents and assisting in the best possible way.

Valencia area 

Vicent Blanes

About him

Having finished his pharmacy degree at Valencia University, his skills and passion for football took him to the city of Gandia to play for the local team in third division.

 

Since 2004 he worked as a FIFA agent, managing agreements and organizing international formative tournaments. He was also the coordinator and sports director of Almoines Club in Valencia.

 

Vicent was assigned to MFM in 2014 and is in charge together with José Antonio Valls – former Valencia FC scout – for the recruitment of new player’s, following up their needs and assisting on their professional and personal career.

Galicia and Portugal area

Anxo Quijano

About him

He played football as an amateur and has always had a good link with the king of all sports: football. 4 years ago he decided to join Minguella Football Management and help the company grow with his energy and knowledge.

 

He achieved his law degree in Vigo, studying also for two years in Modena, Italy. He started in the company creating player reports to later become a scout.

 

He is nowadays a good asset and recruiter for both company and client’s.

COLLABORATORS

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Hristo Stoichkov
Igor Korneiev
Jose Mª Bakero
Esteban Vigo
Juan Mateo