Who are we?


Essel Sports Management is an international agency present in the environment of top level football. We know the crucial factors to succeed. We know very well the impact a football career has on players and their close circle. Essel Sports Management is a team of professionals with all expertise required. We provide top level management, so players can maximise their focus on the pitch.

Essel Sports Management is an important partner for numerous players due to years of experience. We deliver an international network of clubs carefully build in our 28 year long history.

Our history


After a successful career in football Søren Lerby (Ajax, Bayern Munich, AS Monaco and PSV) decides to focus on the management of high potential football players. Essel Sports Management has more than 25 years of experience with international transfers, from young talented players to highly experienced internationals, from small to large clubs around the world. We’ve worked with Wesley Sneijder and Rafael van der Vaart from a young age, and also collaborated with Marco van Basten and John van’t Schip.

Essel Sports Management has grown over the years and is now recognized as one of the most respected international agencies.

Topspelers met toptransfers


Essel Sports Management knows the qualities, ambitions and dreams of players and clubs. Employing a professional approach, we help talented players to get to the club where they can perform at their best, reach the top and win prizes. We speak from experience, with global transfers completed to clubs such as Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund, Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, Valencia, Ajax, PSV, Feyenoord, Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, AS Roma, Internazionale, Napoli, AS Monaco, FK Krasnodar, Al Ain FC , Boca Juniors, River Plate and New York Red Bulls. We have played a role in over 500 transfers.

Below you will find an overview of some of our most remarkable transfers:

Lisandro Martinez

AFC Ajax - Manchester United

Davy Klaassen

Werder Bremen - AFC Ajax

Wesley Sneijder

AFC Ajax - Real Madrid CF

Davy Klaassen

AFC Ajax - Everton FC

Wesley Sneijder

Real Madrid CF - FC Internazionale Milano

Rafael van der Vaart

Hamburger SV - Real Madrid CF

Pierre Emile Højbjerg

FC Bayern München - Southampton FC

Davy Klaassen

Everton FC - SV Werder Bremen

Thomas Vermaelen

AFC Ajax - Arsenal FC

John Heitinga

AFC Ajax - Atletico Madrid

Marcus Berg

FC Groningen - Hamburger SV

Dries Mertens

PSV - SSC Napoli

Darío Cvitanich

CA Banfield - AFC Ajax

Lisandro Magallán

CA Boca Juniors - AFC Ajax

Danijel Pranjić

sc Heerenveen - FC Bayern München

Toby Alderweireld

AFC Ajax - Atlético Madrid

Lisandro Martínez

Defensa y Justicia - AFC Ajax

Roque Santa Cruz

Club Olimpia Asunción - FC Bayern München

Viktor Fischer

AFC Ajax - Middlesbrough FC

Mateo Cassierra

Deportivo Cali - AFC Ajax

Rafael van der Vaart

AFC Ajax - Hamburger SV

Jon Dahl Tomasson

sc Heerenveen - Newcastle United FC