Epic Sports Staff

Mohsen POURBAKHTIARI

Managing Director
& International Football Intermediary
About me...

Mohsen is the managing director of Epic Sports and is responsible for the day to day running of the agency. A registered international football intermediary, Mohsen, is very much a hands-on managing director driving the business forward in every sector. He is a registered intermediary to work in Europe and South America and also holds the necessary authorization to work and represent minors.
Mohsen has a clear understanding of the management needs of his clients helping deliver the ongoing management of Epic Sports clients on a day-to-day basis; recruiting players, dealing with all representative contracts and club contracts as well as overseeing the needs of the clients' families. He also maximises media and sponsorship opportunities for all the clients as well as managing their image rights.
Mohsen's background in finance and accounting enables him to play a leading role in the development of the business strategy and working with international lawyers across the business he is helping the agency develop across their international offices.
Mohsen is responsible for continuously developing the company’s tactical approaches and objectives to ensure the financial vision, the company’s missions and long-term goals are achieved. He brings a fluent scope of skills to Epic Sports, with the abilities to organise, motivate team members, understand, define and shape clients' needs, put systems to achieve static and fluid objectives and can problem-solve with analytical skill.
Mohsen, who built his career in the United Kingdom, graduating from the Middlesex University London, going on to set up numerous successful businesses from a wide range of business sectors, has a passion for striving forward and to successfully implement advance technology to drive both revenue growth and operational process efficiency and optimisation.

Marilyne FELGUEIRAS

Group HR
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French-born Marilyne is an experienced professional specialising in international sporting events and management, who is fluent in several languages, including French, Portuguese, English and Spanish.
During her ongoing 15-year career Marilyne has worked for many international events in France and abroad, practicing and refining her expertise in
management, organization of events, communication (internal, external, community management, content creation, image management), public relations (media, partners), marketing and sponsorship services.
Marilyne's enthuasism and passion enables her to build and maintain important relationships with all the Epic clients and her original ideas and concepts make her a key component of the Epic team.

Valerio VALERI

Operation Manager
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Italian Valerio's two passions since childhood have been writing and football and he has combined both of these in his career to date. He was a registered journalist for 10 years from 2006 to 2016 working for several local and national sports magazines, websites and radio stations, covering football and sports in general.
Valerio started his collaboration with Epic in June 2016 and he is charge of research, management and data analysis.
He also co-ordinates Epic's team of scouts and collaborates with the logistic organization of all the staff in the company.

Nicola LENZONI

International Scout
About me...

Former professional footballer Nicola joined Epic Sports as International Scout in 2017, responsible for worldwide scouting. After retiring from playing in 2014 Nicola started working as a scout for Pavia Calcio before working as assistant coach of Birmingham City's Under-23s and also match analyst for first-team manager Gianfranco Zola.

Alain BEHI

France/Belgium Country Manager
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Former footballer Alain heads up the French market for Epic Sports after enjoying 21 years as a professional in a career which took him all across Europe, including spells in France, Italy, Belgium, Greece, Denmark and England. His nomadic career has allowed him to pick up great linguistic skills as well as develop interpersonal skills. Since retiring in 2011 Alain has excelled in talent identification, discovering high quality young talents without professional contracts such as Nicolas Pepe, N’Golo Kante, Dayot Upamecano, Dan-Axel Zagadou, Jeff Reine-Adelaide and Sofiane Boufal.

Mehdi EL MEEZI

South France Country Manager
About me...

Mehdi has been an intermediary since 2014 after graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Business Negotiation and Marketing. As an agent in France he has completed more than 20 deals as well as other transfers in Germany, Belgium and Switzerland.
Mehdi manages the South of France market for Epic Sports and he currently represents some up and coming coaches in France.
Away from football Mehdi currently teaches Sports Management at the Wyn Sports School.

Armand DOORN

Germany/Holland Country Manager
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Former player turned intermediary Armand takes care of the Holland and Germany market for Epic Sports. After beginning his career at Dutch giants Ajax Armand enjoyed spells in Switzerland, Uruguay, Portugal and Scotland.
For the last 18 years Armand has worked as an intermediary and has been involved in numerous international deals.
Armand boasts an extensive network of contacts with many of his ex-team-mates now working as coaches or sporting directors throughout the world.
Armand draws on his vast experience and fluency in several languages to help him succeed in the international network of football.

Daryoosh Alexander NAMDJOU FARD

Germany/Holland Assistant Country Manager
About me...
German-based Daryoosh has been a FIFA registered intermediary since 2010 and he has completed a number of deals in Germany, England and UAE. Daryoosh, who assists in the Holland and Germany market for Epic Sports, has been involved in the transfers of Serge Aurier from Paris Saint-Germain to Tottenham, Andriy Yarmolenko from Borussia Dortmund to West Ham, Jefferson Farfan from Schalke 04 to Al Jazeera and Iranian international Saeid Ezatolahi to Reading.

Fulvio MARRUCCO

Italy Country Manager
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Experienced lawyer Fulvio has worked with some of the biggest names in the sport, entertainment and business sector. A licensed FIFA intermediary since 1991, Fulvio has looked after the careers and interest of a host of players and coaches in the past 30 years. These include icons of the past such as Gianfranco Zola and Roberto Di Matteo, while also in the current day he assists, as a lawyer, high-profile players such as Kalidou Koulibaly, Nikola Maksimovic, Marek Hamsik and Raoul Albiol, as well as world-class coaches such as Rafa Benitez. Fulvio's extensive knowledge of Italian football and wide range of contacts in the country make him the ideal person to manage the Italian market for Epic Sports.

Andrea PELLEGATTI

Italy Assistant Country Manager
& South France Country Assistant
About me...

Italian-born Andrea looks after the areas of the South of France and Italy for Epic Sports. Andrea played football in the Italian lower leagues and also worked as an international scout. He holds a degree in International Science and European institution and is fluent in four languages - Italian, French, English and Spanish, helping him to work across a number of sectors associated with international football.

Artur FUTRE

Portugal Country Manager
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Experienced intermediary Artur heads up the Portugual market for Epic Sports
Artur has worked with some of the biggest football players and most important agencies during the last 30 years. He represented his brother, Portugal icon Paulo Futre, throughout his career and he has helped discover the likes of such top class players such as Mario Rui (Napoli), Joao Mario (Lokomotiv
Moscow), William Carvalho (Real Betis), Ricardo and Andre Horta (Sporting Braga), Tobias Figueiredo (Nottingham Forrest) and up and coming young talents like Ricardo Esgaio (Sporting Braga),Eduardo Quaresma and Youssef Chermiti (Sporting CP).

Artur Jorge FUTRE

Portugal Country Assistant
About me...
Artur Jorge works as assistant in the Portuguese market for Epic Sport. Artur was a professional player for several years before taking up a scouting role for two years after retiring from playing. He worked with a football agency for six-and-a-half years prior to his arrival to the Epic Sports team.

Andre FUTRE

Scout
& Portugal Country Assistant
About me...
Andre works as a scout and assists in the Portuguese market for Epic Sports. He spent two years at Portuguese giants Benfica as a scout earning valuable experience before linking up with Epic in 2019.

Jordi LARDIN

Spain Country Manager
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Jordi is responsible for the Spanish market for Epic Sports after a successful career on and off the pitch. In a distinguished playing career Jordi made over 150 appearances in La Liga for Espanyol and Aletico Madrid and won three caps for Spain. Following his retirement Jordi worked as sporting director at Espanyol in 2012 to 2016 helping the Catalan club bring in players such as Pau Lopez, Joan Jordan, Eric Bailly, Aaron Martin Caricol and Marc Roca.

Raul VERDU

Spain Assistant Country Manager
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Raul has worked in different channels of the football sector for well over 30 years, playing for 14 years for several clubs in Spain's Segunda B. Upon retiring he spent four years at Real Valladolid scouting under the supervision of Ramon Martinez who is now the head of the Real Madrid youth academy. He has also worked with current Manchester City sporting director Txiki Beguiristain for four years at Mediaglobal. Raul worked as an adviser to UD Almeria for three-and-a-half years, helping the club win promotion to La Liga. For the past eight years he has been a majority shareholder and administrator of the Global Sport Soccer Group which has helped discover such players as Sanabria, Crusat, Carlsos Garcia, Albert Riera, Bruno Saltor, Didac Vila and Andersson Cavalho. Raul's talent identification skills and network of contacts make him the perfect person to assist with the Spanish market for Epic Sports.