The Worlds Times: Explain your background and your agency’s in detail.
Mikhail Yunoshev: Even before football agency work, I played football professionally. At one time, I was admitted at the Nike Academy, where I had the opportunity to see and train with players such as Ricardo Quaresma and with one of the greatest football players in history, Cristiano Ronaldo. For many years I played in Spain in various youth leagues and age categories. But as we remember, during 2020, the most difficult period in my life began. Covid. This was the reason I ended my professional football career as a player. It was a strong blow for me, but I understood that we had to move on, and no one cancels work inside football. I always liked to arrange matches between the teams or help people come to the screenings. Starting from this thought, I realized that I wanted to do Agency work. Already by that time I had accumulated a large number of contacts with whom I was on good terms. For me, the first boom was the Azerbaijani player from Barcelona, Orkhan Aliyev. Orkhan was distinguished on the field by his extraordinary intelligence and very high-quality technique. Then I decided to contact the player and try to move him from a low caliber team to one of the best academies in Catalunya, if not in all of Spain, to Team Damm. After signing Orkhan and improving my relationship with Damm, I was able to gain some popularity in the Barcelona football environment, which led to an increase in interest among Players and Clubs. Since then, we have climbed from the Barcelona market, to the whole of Spain and even some of the other countries of Europe!
The Worlds Times: What are your goals?
Mikhail Yunoshev: For ADM, the main goal is to give talented players a path and help them along the way since it is very difficult to go on your own without any help. So many talented kids go unnoticed, simply because there is nobody that can view their potential. Each player’s career is like our child for us, and we will do everything to save our child from everything bad and set him on the right path. Of course, one of the main goals is to become the best agents in history, because without ambition there is nowhere to rise. I want to leave a mark in the history of football, as a person who helped both the players and football itself to grow and flourish in its best colors.
The Worlds Times: What do you feel is the biggest strength of ADM SPORTS AGENCY right now?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Our agency’s greatest strength is how we turn our goals and ambitions into reality. Regardless of the size and height of the mountains that we want to conquer, we will always find a way to the top no matter what. The main thing is faith and hard work. The talent of our employees is incredible, so when such people get together, they become obsessed with the implementation of goals.
The Worlds Times: What was the path you took to get to where you are today?
Mikhail Yunoshev: After all of the above, it can be understood that in 2.5 years of existence, ADM has grown from just an independent agent to one of the best and most promising agencies in Spain. Some time ago I was joined by Daniil and Alexander, who helped me with the development and expansion of my agency. It is our first letters that are the initials in the name! A – Alexander, D – Daniil, M – Mikhail (me). In 2022, one of my players, Emilio Azizli, decided to quit football. We tried to solve this problem, but he made it clear that his intentions are serious. He offered to work with me, and at that moment I remembered myself, a 22 year old guy who was the same as Emilio, who is only 19 and still has a lot to go through, and i would rather him be with me side by side together than he walks this hard path all alone. Emilio decided to take on the scouting department, which we didn’t have before. And it gave a strong impetus to identifying high-quality football prospects. Emilio has become more than just a former player or employee for me. He was with me everywhere and we went through everything that young agents can go through. We traveled more than 2 times all over Spain together so that our business would become big and great. And I feel that our desire is equally endless. Just recently, I received the official license of Agent FIFA. Now everything I do, I do it with a different approach and character. I don’t know what will happen next, but I am sure that every day we become better than yesterday.
The Worlds Times: Why did you start ADM SPORTS AGENCY?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Like I said before, this is my life’s work. Understanding that I am fulfilling the dream of some kid gives me strength and hope that I did not start all this in vain. And the pride of my parents and friends, who never left me for a single day, makes it clear that I am not alone. Every today is an investment in your tomorrow! That is why I started and continue this work with more love day by day.
The Worlds Times: What have been the biggest challenges you’ve had to overcome during the journey of your leadership?
Mikhail Yunoshev: The hardest thing for every agent is time and patience. It happens that a drought begins for 3-4 months and you think “Oh Lord, what am I doing wrong?”. But with experience, I understand that any drought will be washed away by a big rainfall. Over the past 2 months, more than half a thousand players have contacted us. Of course, we cannot help each of them, but more and more opportunities and chances appear both for the players and for us.
The Worlds Times: Give us one word that describes you the best.
Mikhail Yunoshev: Purposefulness
The Worlds Times: What do you value the most about ADM SPORTS AGENCY vision?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Active involvement of new people in the development of the agency. We are very modern agents and always open to innovation in our field, which sets us apart from most old school agencies.
The Worlds Times: What are the strategies of ADM SPORTS AGENCY and how do you stand unique from others?
Mikhail Yunoshev: For each player, me and Emilio choose a new and individual approach. We love to spend time with our players and keep a very open and friendly environment. For us, every player is more than just a player. He is our son, brother, friend. We are ready to give our lives for our players because they are our ADM family. We always have strategies for developing a player’s career both on and off the field. We help with studies and with the personal problems of our kids, and this distinguishes us from everyone else.
The Worlds Times: What are the key values which helped you to overcome the challenges in your path? Tell us something about your memorable incident in your leadership?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Self-confidence, purposefulness, loyalty to one’s work and people, trust, restraint, innovation, etc. It is impossible to emphasize one thing, because it will not be true. Everything is always important, because the devil is in the details. Give all aspects your time, and you will begin to reap the rewards of your work.
A very recent incident happened between me and Emilio. Although we have been working together for a year now, and we are colleagues, we are first and foremost friends. And like all friends, we quarreled a lot. So many unpleasant words were said to each other. Emilio and I have decided that we need to take a very short break. We literally discussed everything after 5-6 hours, because we let each other cool off. We realized that the ambition in the eyes and the blood that flows through the veins are equally hot, and we cannot cloud our minds with emotions, because we are, first of all, best friends. This incident made it clear to us that we would really follow each other, even if we didn’t communicate for a long time. That we will stand up and cover each other, because we went through everything together, and therefore we will go through everything else. This is how everything is decided with us, peacefully and maturely.
The Worlds Times: How do you see the agency changing in two years, and how do you see yourself creating that change?
Mikhail Yunoshev: We predict that we will be in the top 3 agencies in Spain, and in the top 20 in the World. The number of players will increase from 60 to more than 200. A large number of players will now not only be in Spain, but also in different parts of Europe, Asia, Africa or America. All you need for this is to continue to learn, develop, dedicate yourself to your work and love it. There will be a big expansion in the composition of ADM, which will lead to great progress in the development of our Agency.
The Worlds Times: What benefits are football players getting from ADM SPORTS AGENCY in this competitive world?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Direct communication and an extraordinary approach to your business. Many players are surprised by the speed of our work, but more than that, they admire the efficient execution of our work. They feel close to us, as with friends.
The Worlds Times: Would you like to say anything else to our viewers?
Mikhail Yunoshev: Anything else you want to say to our viewers?
I am very pleased to tell the reader my story and my work, because I say everything from the heart. I want to say that you must believe in yourself and not give up. They will tell you that that’s enough, you can’t do it anymore, but no! Everything is the will of God, and he gives us love for something, and takes us to some places for a reason. He is waiting for your time to come. Remember, nothing is stronger than a person’s faith in his love. Do what you love and love what you do.
I sincerely thank the reader for his time and attention. You are also my motivation to do what I love.
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