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Saturday, February 25, 2006

re Football Agent, Mel Eves


Profile of former Wolves footballer and current agent, Mel Eves (whose clients include Robert Earnshaw) - and who has been involved, to some extent in a couple of QPR Transfers (Ian Evatt and Dean Sturridge)

Mel Eves Talks about his post-Wolves career, how he became an agent & some of his Clients

(scroll down to pages 6 and 7 at the link below)

Eves was with Paladini at FSC INVESTMENTS
"Professional Football Player and Sportsperson Financial Planning ServiceProfessional sportsmen and women are some of our highest paid earners, but if they are not careful with their money the end of their career can come all too soon. Injury is just one of the pitfalls awaiting a highly competitive sportsperson, we all want to be winners and if you have had a career full of success you will want your financial life to be a success as well.We have specialist knowledge of the market as we have professional introducers like Mel Eves - England International, ex-Wolverhampton Wanderers and West Bromwich Albion, Gianni Paladini - FIFA Players Agent - ex-Juventus and Italy, Tony Daly - England International, ex- Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers." (from a couple of years ago)

How Eves and Paladini brought Italian, Enzo Maresca to West Bromwich Albion
Italian U20 International - (Captain)Enzo Maresca is a product of the youth set-up at AC Milan. He captained the Italy U20 team, and spent two years at Milan before moving to Cagliari where he chalked up 20 League appearances. A brilliant young midfielder who usually plays just in front of the defence, he is also capable of taking an attacking midfield role. Enzo left his family home in Salerno at the age of 11, to join Milan AC and pursue his dream of becoming a professional footballer.
His performances at Cagliari brought him to the attention of FIFA agents Gianni Paladini and Mel Eves, who recommended the out of contract player to West Bromwich Albion. The club signed him in 1998 on a free transfer. He went on to make 60 first team appearances, scoring five goals during an 18 month stint and becoming a firm favourite with Albion’s fans.
At the time West Bromwich Albion were in all sorts of difficulties, so agents Gianni Paladini and Mel Eves arranged the sale of Maresca to Juventus in February 2000 for £5 million, in a deal that meant Enzo literally saved the club.
More about Enzo MarescaEnzo moves from Juventus to Piacenza FC22 year old Enzo Maresca joined Piacenza FC, signing on the 25th June 2002, from the Italian Serie A champions Juventus FC for a fee of £2.5 million. The Italian champions have a clause in the contract allowing them to buy the player back at the end of the season [2002/03] if they wish. Piacenza Coach “I’m very happy about his arrival,” Andrea Agostinelli, the Piacenza coach, said. “Maresca is still very young but has already a great experience and he can play in several roles in midfield. I like those midfielders who are able to use the gaps and go for goals, and he is excellent at that. But he is also good at blocking the opponents in midfield, and that is very important too.”Spell with West Bromwich Albion in EnglandBorn near Salerno in the South of Italy, Maresca joined Milan AC at the age of only eleven. In 1994, he moved to Cagliari Calcio. When his contract expired, he left the Sardinian club to play for England's West Bromwich Albion FC, where he played 60 First Division matches, scoring five goals.Serie A Championship winnerIn 1999 he returned to Italy and made his Serie A debut for Juventus. The following season he was loaned to Bologna FC. After a successful season, he returned to Juventus in 2001 to win the Italian league title. However, due to an injury suffered in a league match against Perugia AC at the beginning of April, Maresca was out of action for two months and missed the UEFA European Under 21 Championship with the Italian national team.Honours Italian Championship (2001/02)

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