Evytal Sports Management. We represent football players, football clubs & projects internationally. Our main geographical focus is on Latin-America & Europe. Please have a look at our team below to get a little familiar with us.
Sven Willemsen MSc MBM
GM | Marketing | Business
Registered Intermediary Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB). Partner Sven Willemsen (NL) brand & business strategist in sports & entertainment industry. He is responsible for general management, sports business, tech, contracts, media, marketing & sports relations in Europe & Latin America.
I have been a talented football player during my youth. I was selected by the Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) for the yearly regional top talent teams. I have played with top talent from De Graafschap, Vitesse and Go Ahead Eagles and played with my own youth team from VV Rheden against NEC and Willem II and many more top teams in pre-highest youth levels in NL. Unfortunately, I got injured when I was 16 against the team from NEC Nijmegen. Luckily, I found out to have another talent after my injury, namely music. A few years later I toured around and managed a music label with multiple artists professionally. We were sponsored by Nike, NikeSB & Carhartt and played at well known festivals like North Sea Jazz & Lowlands and Dutch music temples like Paradiso & Melkweg. Aside, I studied arts science & economics, philosophy, social and cultural psychology (doctoral exam in the latter). Sequentially, I worked as a creative and strategic manager in the national entertainment / media branche. After that, I became entrepreneur in digital tech and media (Deloittes Dutch top 50 growth company), strategic marketing and branding. I further developed towards the area of international corporate brand strategy and acquired a specialised MBA for Brand Management on top (MBM). I worked for various sports & health companies & initiatives like Fundacao Chance Real and became a brand director associate partner of Total Design Amsterdam. I was also part-time lecturing in brand strategy, business innovation, media, sports and entertainment management at University of Applied Sciences Utrecht (NL) and today I’m committed as part-time lecturer Sports Management to the international private Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences. Furthermore I’m co-founder and CEO of tech startup Brand Love inteIligence™. I write and speak fluently Dutch (native), English (near native), German (professional) and Portuguese (starter). Let’s connect!
Scout | Coach | Intermediary
My football career started at the age of 14 in a youth team of a professional club in Brazil.
Other high level clubs in Brazil followed. I played for clubs such as Santos FC, Clube Regatas Vasco da Gama, Rio Branco de Americana, Cascavel FC. Those clubs played an important roll in my professional talent development. At the age of 23 I was transferred to SC Eendracht Aalst FC (B) where I stayed for 4 years. That club played in the highest division of the Belgium league back then. I had a 6 months visit pass for German Football competition in 2001. I then travelled towards Bosnia Herzegovina where I played at the well-known Jedinstvo FC Bihac. Sequentially, I was transferred to Croatia, where I played for 2 seasons at NK Karlovac. After a few trials in NL, I went back to Brasil to play in Serie B. Unfortunately, I got a right knee injury there. It had such a major physical health impact that it directly ended my professional football player career. In 2005 I joined football again. Only this time as a soccer coach. I have been Involved in various sports and media projects ever since. From Fundacao Chance Real to the organisation of veteran professional football player matches for Brazilian municipalities and initiator of a youth football school together with Sven Willemsen. One could say I have gained extensive experience in the world of football. Through all my travelling and foreign stays I have learned many languages such as English, Dutch, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese (native). I’m totally ready for guiding top athletes and football players throughout their full careers and their sports aftermath. With our specialised ideas and programmes we can also help ambitious sport clubs become more significant. Let’s work together!
Nancy Bertone BA
Finance & Client Support
Independent part-time worker Nancy Bertone is a computer science, accountant and relationship manager who is responsible for external national and international relationships and Evytal’s all round client management.
I’m interested in many things. I love life. I like to be embraced by the energy coming from the sports itself and all the fans worshipping their heros. I have travelled a lot in my life and stayed in a few foreign countries. I have studied computer science and accountancy and I hold double bachelor degree. Today I work as a part-time employee for IBM and I’m a self-employed sales manager for cosmetic brand Mary Kay in Brazil. I live in the centre of Campinas in the state Sao Paulo (BR). My roll at Evytal Sports Management will be amplified and expanded parallel to Evytal’s growth. Because of my foreign longterm stays, I speak and write multiple languages fluently: Spanish (native), Portuguese (native) , English (near native) & German (professional). That matches my roll as international client and relationship manager at Evytal.
Yuji Taike BBA
Marketing & Player Service Assistant
Yuji works on various sports projects inside Evytal. Mostly responsible for social media, business projects, player and market research. Also partly involved in player and club relation management.
My youth football career started when I represented my secondary school for elite tournaments all around Hong Kong. Football allowed me to stay competitive physically and mentally. I represented youth teams of professional clubs in Hong Kong and China. More recently, I trained with national football teams of University of Tsukuba and the National institute for Fitness and Sports in Kanoya. Previously I lived in Amsterdam for University, and now i live in Apeldoorn undergoing Sports Business Management at Wittenborg University of Applied Science. I was born in Hong Kong but hold citizenship for Japan, Philippines and Hong Kong. Because of my international background I have experienced and found a passion for learning languages. Languages spoken: English (native), Japanese (native), French (Intermediate) Dutch (Beginner), Chinese (Beginner). At Evytal Sports Management i am responsible for Marketing and assist with player services. Personally, i am aiming to develop knowledge, skills, and experience required to aspire as a project manager. As David Beckham once said: “I don’t have time for hobbies. At the end of the day, I treat my job as a hobby. It’s something I love doing”. Evytal’s team brings positive energy to my daily life and i am grateful to be around one’s who i deeply trust.
Rejan Botes BBA
Market Analyst & Sports Journalist
Rejan brings his sports journalism passion to work closely with social media. In addition to this, he is a business project leader and is involved in player/club relations.
My love for football started since I was a small child. I played football at my school back in South Africa and also often played with friends outside of school. I’ve always been fascinated by sports and how sport has the power to create a unity and bond between two or more individuals even though they are complete strangers. I currently live Ammerzoden and study Sports Business Management at Wittenborg Univeristy of Applied Sciences. My dream is to one day have a job in the professional football industry and with that get to meet some of the great footballing talent across the world. I speak multiple languages: English (native), Afrikaans (native), Dutch (Fluent) speaker, German (Beginner). At Evytal Sports Management, I work as a Marketing Trainee and Sports Journalist Trainee as well as Project Manager. I am also involved in player and club management. Currently, i am taking initiative to refine my expertise together with our team.
Ryan Marc Smoorenburg HBO/BBA
Sports Journalism & Market Researcher
Ryan adds his passion and interest in blogging and writing alongside his study background and research skills to help Evytal Sports Management grow it’s social media presence and take digital marketing to the next level.
I was born in Haiti and moved to The United States when I was 6 years old. I stayed in Miami, Florida, all the way to my High School graduation when i was 18. Now, I am a Sports Business Management student at Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences in Apeldoorn. I decided to move to Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, not only to study abroad and experience university in Europe, but to also dive deeper into my Dutch culture. I have Dutch and US citizen with Haitian roots, which all blend to form my unique background. My passion for the beautiful game of football started early on as a kid, and i played for several clubs in the United States as well as here in the Netherlands. Not only do I love watching the game, I also like to know the tactical and management aspects to the sport and why certain teams play the way they do. I believe the football industry is competitive but exciting, and the business aspects to football is one I strive to experience on a personal level. I am proficient in English and French, while also looking to learn Dutch and eventually Spanish. I am looking to become a football agent/lawyer in the future and I cannot wait to begin my learning experience here at Evytal! Lets connect.
Berend Van Sluijters HBO
Football Club analyst & Marketing analyst
Berend is Evytal’s club analyst who is in charge of club or player related projects. These projects can range from collaborations, partnerships, marketing/promoting proposals and more.
My passion for football started in my youth. I started playing when I was 5 years old at my local club and have played ever since. Football has always been a big passion of mine and a good way to clear my head. When playing football i am able to forget about all the daily stresses and focus on one thing. When I got older I started becoming more interested in the world behind football and the management side of the industry. From what I’ve learnt during my tertiary education and personal life, I knew I wanted to work in a company that is active in the football market and for me Evytal is a great company to implement my knowledge. I have a passion for marketing, sponsoring & setting up new business ideas.
Languages spoken: Dutch (native) & English (fluent).
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.