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Ex-Fifa licensed football agents and consultants. We advise the careers of amateur and professional football players and industry staff around the world. We advise on representation, arrange or outsource trials, get offers where possible, provide advice on negotiating contracts and some related services and logistics.

We also serve as a bridge for amateur players to be scouted, selected and trained/developed in various parts of the world.


  • Our goals are simple, maximise player earnings through a well-planned career path by adding value through effective publicity management and appropriate marketing services.

  • Attempt to create platforms for every football player to showcase his talent on a stage that can lead to professional contracts and lucrative remuneration. 

  • Attempt to serve as a bridge for underprivileged players to follow their dreams and career ambitions.

  • Have built networks that assist players to have options.



The company was born out of the need to assist football players who were involved in legal disputes with clubs and to provide legal services, mediation and problem-solving solutions.


Thereafter, we moved into the import and export of professional soccer personnel initially from Africa to South Africa, and later from Africa To Europe and vice versa.


We went on to operate on an international level with A grade coaches and players with a consulting office in Malaga, Spain.

Looking To The Future

We are focussed on providing entrance into the Spanish market for amateur and professional football players, furthermore, we are attempting to develop or outsource the development of players for the Spanish lower league or European market, with the aim of assisting as many players as possible to sign as professional football players.

We look forward to seeing players in the A leagues of European football. 

  • Arranging trials for players

  • Arranging assessments of players

  • Employment contract negotiation advice

  • Marketing of players out of contract

  • Coach placement marketing

  • Showcase friendly match facilitation

  • Pre-season tours

  • Legal and financial services outsourced

  • Vacation camps for youth players

  • Logistics support in relation to joining new clubs

  • Sponsorships

  • Training/development/rehabilitation outsourced

  • Full-time academy placement at various academy's

  • Distribution of CV's

  • Career path guidance


Bigtime Sports Management was formed by an ex-professional football player and ex-Fifa registered agent with many years of experience who understands the risks and upsides of the professional game.

Ryan Hartslief is an ex-professional football player who has been a prominent sports agent working in the field of football. Ryan has a Bcom business management degree, had a FIFA license issued by SAFA (no. 0012) and his partners with whom he collaborates have intermediary licenses as per the new Fifa rules Circular number 1417 as of 1 April 2015.

Bigtime Sports have managed careers of numerous players in the South African Premier League. We are proud to have represented and advised the captains of six African countries. We have been involved in international transfers in the German Bundesliga, Turkish Süper Lig, Swedish Allsvenskan, Danish Superliga, English Championship, Thai Premier League, Finish Veikkausliiga, Dutch Tweede Divisie, Spanish Secunda.

We have also assisted a host of players to have various trials around the world, including some in the English Premier League and the Ukraine Premier League. We have contactable references and we have gained a reputation in the industry as ambitious, ethical consultants.

Ryan in recent years has taken a more passive role and serves as a consultant and advisor imparting his knowledge gained over many years.


Previous Clients

Agency Services

Amateur Players

We put you on our agency database and we will then conduct a 1-hour consultation with you, via WhatsApp call, to understand your background, discuss your CV and give you advice on how we could assist you. This also includes an assessment with one of our coaches in your area.

Professional Trials

We charge a fee to arrange or outsource a trial with a professional club, for a seven day period, based on your CV and level of play. This shall include a 1-hour consultation, arranging the logistics in relation to the test period. All logistical costs (e.g. transport, accommodation, food) are over and above our consultation fee.

Professional Players & Coaches

If you're a professional player or coach looking for representation please click here to see our list of requirements.

Prospective Future Agents or Scouts

If you want to be an agent or scout we can mentor you and answer all of your questions regarding licensing and industry norms. We can provide contract examples and registration process information. We charge a fee to advise you.


Read more about the Bigtime Sports Academy in Spain

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