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About Us

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About Sports Media & Entertainment (SME)

SME International is a leading sports and media agency that specialises in providing professional and personal services to sporting and media individuals. We guide our clients through their careers and assist them to create, grow and secure their wealthy intelligently.

SME International Europe Office

Europe

SME International Africa Office

Africa

SME International Americas Office

Americas

SME International Asia Office

Asia

This is an exciting time in your life and it's important you make the most of it. We understand the pressures affecting our clients, both professionally and personally, and know how to ease them. We take care of everything off the pitch, so you can excel on it.

As a professional who is fully committed to your sport, you deserve the very best representation available. You're also an individual with needs and ambitions that are unique to you. That's why we take our clients' career and life management personally. Within an open and genuine working partnership, we make sure you have the advice and support you need to achieve your full potential.

We'll match your energy and dedication as we help your career go from strength to strength. You can feel relaxed and confident about that.

We build close relationships with our clients and their families. Quality time is important because those closest often know best how you're really feeling. We like our clients to be able to come to us about anything as it's how we're able to best support them.

We'll be a mentor throughout your career, whether you're at the peak of fitness or recuperating from a long term injury, providing as much or as little practical and emotional advice as you need.

At SME International we have created a Global sports agency with very different goals and aspirations for our clients.

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The Team

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SME International Global Team

Our People

No matter which of our offices in Europe, Africa or the Americas you contact, you'll receive the very highest level of service.

Although, individually, we all have specialised local knowledge, the team at SME also have a single global vision – to source the opportunities you deserve and provide the support you need in a friendly, expert and personal way.

We're here to make sure you're the very best you can be.

Services

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Player Representation

SME International Player representation services

CAREER MANAGEMENT

It's crucial you receive high quality representation and advice in any contract negotiations with a club.

Contracts are often filled with unhelpful legal jargon and unfamiliar terminology but we'll take care of the complexities on your behalf.

We represent players at all levels of football, including internationals, Premier League and Championship League. Contract requirements will change as your career progresses and we'll make sure your contract reflects those changes and is always watertight and working for you.

We pride ourselves on attention to detail, and our proven track record in negotiation guarantees the very best results to reflect your ability.

CONTRACT NEGOTIATION

We are FIFA / FA licensed agents with well established relationships in football leagues across the globe.

Identifying clubs, placing talent and handling transfers are all carried out with the greatest care and professionalism. Finding the right fit is equally important for both player and club.

Sponsorship, endorsements, merchandising agreements, appearances and image rights – they're all part of the long term brand strategy we put in place, but we ensure they don't interfere with what you do best. Our focus is on enhancing your profile positively - always.

We make sure you have the very best guidance during your career and appropriate planning and preparation for whatever comes afterwards.

Life Management

SME International Life Management Services

Money Management

Our team of accountants are experts in finance, tax planning and investments, and will help you manage your money wisely. All of the administration and reporting to the tax authorities will be handled quietly, efficiently and completely reliably. We will also advise on any other queries you have: whether it's better to buy or lease a car, setting up pension schemes or buying new properties.

After getting to know you, we'll put together the right cash-flow and tax management plan to make sure your financial security isn't left to chance. You'll save time and money, leaving you to concentrate on being the best you can be.

Wealth Management

A professional athlete's career is short; we'll make sure your financial future is protected with the highest quality retirement and investment planning.

Our planners are some of the finest with flexible products tailored to your individual needs. They will manage and develop your wealth portfolio, protecting what you've earned with an agreed strategy that's in line with your ultimate goals. It's important to take care of your post-retirement future as well as what you need right now.

Legal Services

Whatever your legal requirements, they'll be dealt with professionally and efficiently. Our highly regarded legal team provide the best possible advice, clearly and expertly.

Sports law is a highly specialised field and it's essential you have experienced support. Whether you need help with work and immigration permits, disciplinary and tribunal proceedings, sponsorship contracts, property law, personal injury or pre-nup agreements and divorce, you'll have legal representation that genuinely acts in your best interests and safeguards your sporting career, on terms that make sense to you.

Concierge and Lifestyle Services

SME International Concierge and Lifestyle Services

We offer a full range of services to make your life easier and ensure you're not taken advantage of. We only work with hand-picked professional partners who we trust to provide the very best for our clients.

Fitness consultancy, physiotherapy, physical conditioning, sports psychology and nutrition guidance will help keep you feeling great. We'll help with relocation assistance, house purchasing and when you're on the move, we'll look after all your travel, accommodation and vehicle management needs.

We work closely with design teams around the world to assist in ensuring your home is an expression of who you are. Our interior design team offer state of the art design services in the UK and Internationally. Whether you design is classical, contemporary or eclectic our designers strive to unlock the potential of your unique space by improving the use of space, light and ambience.

We'll even book theatre tickets, make table reservations and arrange your dry cleaning. We're serious about making your personal life run smoothly.

Africa

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Focus on Africa

SME International Africa

OUR COMPREHENSIVE KNOWLEDGE & UNDERSTANDING OF THE MARKET DYNAMICS IN THE VARIOUS CONTINENTS ENABLES US TO EFFECTIVELY REPRESENT CLIENTS BY BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THE ABUNDANT TALENT IN AFRICA AND THE AVAILABLE OPPORTUNITIES WORLDWIDE.

Why Africa?

  • 1
    The KPL is the fastest growing league in East and Central Africa and has caught the attention of football fans worldwide. Sepp Blatter, President of FIFA, recently congratulated the League for its achievements. Transfer fees have shot up, increasing financial rewards and attracting players from across the region.

    We offer independent expert advice to KPL footballers on transfers, signing contracts and what they should be looking for in player representation. We also help tightly budgeted KPL clubs attract sponsors, deal with litigation issues and understand their legal responsibilities.
  • 2
    As representatives of players in the big five European leagues and in Africa, we work to the highest standards of commercial practice. We take a personal approach to the progress of each of our players, looking after every aspect of their career and making sure they go on to achieve their full potential.
  • 3
    As African countries continue to invest in the game's infrastructure and management, the number and visibility of international African stars playing lucrative football in overseas leagues increases too. There's a richness of football talent in the region as the number of football academies grow and more young people, without hope of employment, are motivated to take football seriously.

Our Business

We represent sports and media personalities throughout Europe, Africa and the Americas and through our offices situated globally. Our base in Kenya and Ghana provides us with real local knowledge and a deep understanding of the African market. It means we can represent our clients effectively, exposing the abundant local talent to the available opportunities worldwide. This ultimately means that we can look after our clients throughout their professional career with no geographical limits.

SME International

Affiliates & Links

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Our Partnerships

FIFA

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association is the international governing body of association football, futsal and beach soccer. Its membership comprises 209 national associations. Its headquarters are in Zurich, Switzerland.

SME International Aflliation to UEFA

UEFA

The Union of European Football Associations also referred to by its acronym UEFA is the administrative body for association football in Europe and, partially, Asia.

EPL

The Premier League is an English professional league for men's association football clubs. At the top of the English football league system, it is the country's primary football competition.

SME International Aflliation to ISL

Hero ISL

Hero Indian Super League - co-promoted by IMG-Reliance (the joint venture between IMG and Reliance Industries), Star India and supported by All India Football Federation (AIFF) - is India's unrivalled football championship.

SME International Aflliation to Kenya Premier League

KPL

The Kenyan Premier League (known as the Tusker Premier League for sponsorship reasons) is the top tier in the Kenyan football league system. All member clubs are fully professional.

SME International Aflliation to Ghana Premier League

Ghana Premier League

The First Capital Plus Bank Premier League is the official name of the top professional football division of the football league system in Ghana. Formed in 1956, it is organized by the Ghana Football Association.

SME International Aflliation to MLS

MLS

Major League Soccer (MLS) is a professional soccer league representing the sport's highest level in both the United States and Canada.

Contact Us

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EUROPE

Berkeley Square House,
Berkeley Square,
Mayfair,
London,
W1J 6BD,
UNITED KINGDOM

Telephone:    +44 207 183 6365
FAX:                +44 207 183 5232
E-mail:            info @ sports-media-entertainment.com

AMERICAS

280 Madison Avenue,
9th Floor - Room 912,
New York,
NY 10016,
USA

Telephone:    1 917 463 0493
E-mail:           info @ sports-media-entertainment.com

AFRICA

Kenya

Park Place,
2nd Avenue Parklands,
Nairobi,
KENYA
E-mail:         info @ sports-media-entertainment.com

ASIA

India

The Capital, Unit-701, Level 7, B-wing,
Plot C – 70,G Block,
Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (E),
Mumbai : 400051,
INDIA

Telephone:    +91 22 4905 5959
FAX:                +91 022 4905 5999
E-mail:            info @ sports-media-entertainment.com

SME Offices Worldwide

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L. Angeles

New York

London

Accra

Nairobi

Mumbai