LUIS LOUSA - Licensed Players' Agent/Intermediary & CEO
Company Director and Co-Founder of GoldenBall Luis Lousa, born on July 13, 1980 is one of the youngest agents in Portugal. He was licensed by the FPF – Portuguese Association of Football in 2013. Before becoming a licensed agent, Luis graduated in Optometry and Vision Science in Porto and worked as an optometrist for 6 years. Being passionate about football from an early age, Luis played for over 15 years, finishing his career in 2002 due to a serious knee injury. Undettered, he continued developing his love for football by gaining experience as a Club Manager and Director of Youth Department over the few years. Luis’s network of contacts from his playing career and job experience as well as what he learned as a player on the field brings to his work as a sports agent valuable knowledge and football experience ‘’from the inside’’. Besides, Luis is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
VIOLA KUŚMIERCZYK - Client Manager
Client Manager and Co-Founder of GoldenBall, Viola graduated from University of Wrocław in Poland with a master degree in Journalism & Social Communication and PR specialization. During her studies she made a 12 month exchange programme at university abroad which provided her a great opportunity to develop and strengthen her organizational, interpersonal and intercultural skills as she met and interacted with people from different cultural backgrounds. Besides, Viola has experience working within the PR industry, including participating in developing PR strategies, preparing and distributing press releases to media, organizing promotional events, developing and maintaining relations with clients. As Client Manager, Viola is responsible for dealing with players’ off the pitch requirements, including player marketing & player consultation, social media marketing, media monitoring as well as managing the office.