Jim Whitley – UK
Former Manchester City and Northern Ireland International Jim Whitley whose career was curtailed by a knee injury is proud to be a part of 442 Sports Group. “I’d like to give something back to any professionals who need help with contracts, form, housing, private life (stress, mental health) as well as the joys of social media. Having been out of the game for quite some time and having to get a job out of football has given me a different perspective on game.”
Jim continues his story of his involvement with agents and coaches. “I hated agents! I didn’t like good coaches being sacked because of results above them. I’d like to give a different aspect to agency and be approachable with the modern day footballer needs.”
Jim is a former young player of the year at Manchester City and player of the year at Wrexham. His other clubs include Norwich, Northampton, Blackpool and Swindon. Having gained promotion and relegation from all divisions Jim gives a wealth of experience to the team at 442 Sports Group.
Gilberto da Silva Melo – Brasil
Gilberto signed for Tottenham Hotspur from Hertha on 31 January 2008. After an initial period out injured,he made his Spurs debut against PSV in the UEFA Cup on 6 March 2008, he became the first Brazilian to play for Spurs at first-team level, with their previous Brazilian players Rodrigo Defendi and Diego Bortolozzo only featuring in the reserve team. In Spurs’ next game, Gilberto came on as a substitute to score the team’s third goal in a 4–0 win over West Ham United in the Premier League. Gilberto played his first full Spurs match against Bolton Wanderers at White Hart Lane on 26 April 2008.
In 1998 was the first time that Gilberto had training with the national team, after a successful season. He played for Brazil in the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and scored against Japan in the group stage, his first goal for the national side, having made his debut for the team against Nigeria on 11 June 2003. Gilberto also featured as Brazil’s first choice left back in the Copa America 2007. Due to club performance, he lost his place on the national team to Kléber, and then to André Santos, which both of them selected to 2009 FIFA Confederations Cup and left Gilberto out. However, he has been called up in February 2010 to a friendly match against Republic of Ireland since returned to Brazil.
Bernard made his name during his first spell with Newcastle United, after joining on a free transfer from Lyon in late-August 2000. He had an evolving career with the Magpies between 2000 and 2005, even though he was at Darlington on loan in the 2000-01 season. He formed a strong left flank partnership with fellow Frenchman Laurent Robert, being a part of Bobby Robsin’s side, which finished fourth, third and fifth as well as reaching the knockout rounds of the Champions League and the semi-finals of the UFEA cup. He was a regular starter at the beginning of the 2004–05 season.
Trevor Sinclair – UK
Since retiring from my 20 year professional playing career I’ve been involved with coaching and nurturing players and have founded my own football academy which is now producing players that are on the cusp of a profession in the game.
I am delighted to have a relationship with Anthony Jones at 442 Sports Group where I can recommend to our players and know they will be taken care of and given the opportunities their talent deserves.
Justin Raymond Hoyte (born 20 November 1984) is a professional footballer. Primarily a right back, Hoyte previously played for English clubs Arsenal, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Millwall and Dagenham & Redbridge, as well as American side FC Cincinnati in both the USL and MLS. As an international, he represented England up to under-21 level and Trinidad and Tobago at senior level.
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