Jorge Mendes XI vs Mino Raiola XI: Battle of the superagents
- A match between the players represented by Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola would be insanely fun to watch
Jorge Mendes and Mino Raiola are two of the most powerful personalities in the world of football. The two super agents represent some of the biggest names in the world of football and have made millions as agent fees while representing clients as big as Cristiano Ronaldo, Jose Mourinho, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. The two super agents represent many players. In fact, they represent enough players to make a team of XI with substitutes and a manager.
Mendes is a Portuguese and represents many famous stars from the country and the famous Portuguese manager, Jose Mourinho. Raiola on the other hand, represents many big stars but his clients are spread over many countries unlike the clients of Mendes. The two are known to be ruthless and very effective at what they do and hence it comes as no surprise that they represent so many superstars.
Jorge Mendes XI
David De Gea: The Manchester United keeper is arguably one of the best keepers in the world right now and finds a place in the starting XI ahead of compatriot and fellow Premier League keeper Victor Valdes.
Fabinho: The AS Monaco star is a versatile player capable of operating in midfield and as a right back. He played for Real Madrid Castilla before his move to Monaco. The Brazilian has been constantly linked with a move away from the French club to several top clubs across Europe.
Pepe: Pepe was among the best players in Europe last season and played a pivotal role in Portugal’s successful Euro campaign. In fact, Cristiano Ronaldo said that Pepe was the best player of Euro 2016.
Thiago Silva: A centre-back combination of Thiago Silva and Pepe is just mouth watering. The PSG captain’s ability to read the game and organise his defence is simply remarkable.
Fabio Coentrao: Fabio Coentrao is a player with immense talent, but his career has been marred by injury problems. However, his career prior to Real Madrid is enough to prove that Coentrao is a world class full back.
Andre Gomes: Andre Gomes was a highly sought after player during the summer transfer window of 2016 after his brilliant show for Portugal. Spanish giants Barcelona and Real Madrid wanted his signature and he moved to the former.
Renato Sanches: Yet another Portuguese player on this list. The highly talented central midfielder’s inclusion in the starting XI was a major reason behind Portugal’s Euro success. He won the Golden Boy award in 2016 for his brilliant performances for both club and country.
James Rodriguez: Although James Rodriguez has been demoted to the bench at Real Madrid, there is no reason to doubt his quality. The Golden Boot winner at the World Cup just needs to kickstart his career elsewhere.
Angel Di Maria: From being the Man of the Match in the 2014 Champions League final to being a flop at Manchester United and finally settling in at PSG, Di Maria’s career has taken a topsy-turvy ride in recent years. Mendes has ensured that Di Maria only moves to a top club and thus he became the most expensive Premier League signing in 2014.
Cristiano Ronaldo (Captain): This man needs no introduction as he has dominated the footballing world along with a certain Leo Messi for years. Ronaldo has a goals to games ratio of over 1 with Real Madrid and that's simply remarkable!
Diego Costa: Diego Costa is mostly remembered by people for being a figure of controversy, but he is simply one of the best strikers in the world right now. The Spaniard's goalscoring record for Chelsea reads 43 goals in just 68 Premier League!
Bench: Victor Valdes, Nicolas Otamendi, Joao Moutinho, William Carvalho, Radamel Falcao, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma
Manager: Jose Mourinho