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Mirsad Kerić

Mirsad Keric is one of leading sport manager in Europe. He recive his FIFA Players Agent licence 19 years ago as one of the first 10 agents in Croatia. Mirsad Kerić live and work in Germany (Nurnberg) where he make his first international transfer before 19 years with the player Nenad Bjelica from NK Osijek to 1.FC Kaiserslautern

Mirsad Keric was born in 1971 in Frankfurt on Main in Germany. At age of 15 he came to Osijek (Croatia) where he started his football carrier in FC Osijek with the famous football stars like  Davor Šuker, Igor Cvitanović, Robert Špehar, Nenad Bjelica, Goran Vlaović, Jurica Vranješ, Marko Babič and others.

In the 90’s Mirsad Kerić go back to Germany as a player of Rot Weiss Oberhausen but very shortly in the age of 30 te he must finished his football carrier  because of one serious injure, but after that he starts to work as scout for Germany football club in wich he played befor.

Soon he found several big talents and great players, so his ex coach talk him into taking exam for FIFA Agent in Zagreb, became youngest FIFA Players Agent in that time and one of  the first  10 in Croatian Football Federation.

Nenad Bjelica

After few local transfers in Germany, he made his first International transfer with Nenad Bjelica form FC Osijek to FC Kaiseslautern (famouse period with the players Basler, Djorkaefa, Sforze, Miro Klose etc.) wich play in the Champions League

After that internation transfer, Kerić establishes himself on the German market and continuously develop a net of friends and business partners in football around the World.

Later as a counselor, he worked for Croatian champion and participant of the Champions league, NK Dinamo for Brasil football market, where he made a transfer of Eduardo da SilveAnderson Costa, Eto, Carlos i Samir. At beginning of the 21st century, he went to Univerity of Zagreb and finished Senior coaching school and in the next few years, he was a counselor, scout, and associate for several eminent foreign clubs (FC Bayern Munchen, Ajax Amsterdam, Everton FCLazio Rom) from East Europe, ie. region of Ex Yugoslavia.


During scouting in  Brasil he learned Portuguese, together with German, Croatian and English languages, he is in the category of polyglot managers.

Mirsad Kerić is the initiator and one of founders of HUOPN (Croatian association of authorized football agents) which is today active as part of EFAA (European Football Agent Association) – Biggest world organization of licensed agents.

Members of HUOPN soon chose  Kerić for president of the association, where he even today work as part of EFAA.

HUOPN is the first association of football agents, out of the European union which was participated in the work of UEFA together with countries as Franc, Germany, England, Portuguese, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Sweden.

Today Mirsad Kerić, besides market of central Europe, work as Area manager Germany for the most famous and most eminent English Agency SEM group www.semplc.com, whose owner is the biggest English agent Jerome Anderson.

Except for transfers in central Europe and England, Kerić work on global football markets around the world where lately he made significant transfers to Australia, China, America, and countrys of Gulf.

Mirsad Kerić most of his free time spend with his family. As former football player still practice and play football with his friend in Munich. Often run and ride a bicycle, and one of his favorite activities is riding a motorcycle and quad.

On travel reads a lot and likes to play chess.

Mirsad Kerić is married and father of two children, an older daughter, and a son.

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Was sind die geheimen Weisheiten und Tipps der erfolgreichen Menschen aus dem Bereich Sport ,Business oder Entertainment ? Genau diese Sachen versuche ich in diesem Podcast meinen Gästen zu entlocken und dabei den Zuhörern (und Zuschauern bei Youtube) den Alltag meiner Gäste hinter der Szene näherzubringen. Jeder der in seinem Leben den nächsten Level erreichen möchte wird sich was aus jeder Episode etwas rausnehmen können.

Meine Motivation bei der erstellung dieses Podcast hat ein Humanitäern Karakte weil ich durch das Jahr mehrere Charity Projekte und Evente promovieren möchte und selbst unterstützen werde.

Der Name Play the GAME ist symbolisch für das LEBEN -weil ich sehe das Leben als ein wichtiges Spiel bei welche wir manchmal gewinnen aber auch verlieren und es geht darum das man das beste aus diesem Spiel macht und jeden Moment des Spieles geniest und aus jeder Niederlage was lernt ,deswegen wird es mich auch am meisten freuen, wenn alle meine Zuhörer aus jeder Episode in diesem Podcast etwas mitnehmen können und lernen werden.

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