Interview with Cisco Terreros


Interview with Cisco Terreros

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?

I have been in professional sports for 20 years, I started my career in the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake and now I am a FIFA agent for the past 10 years, representing pro footballers around the world. I have always loved managing pro footballers and helping young athletes achieve their dreams and goals and for the past 10 years, I have helped hundreds of footballers reach the highest leagues around the world and have negotiated over $40 million dollars worth of contracts on behalf of my clients.

Can you share the most interesting story that happened to you since you started doing this?

My second job in professional sports was with Major League Soccer’s team Real Salt Lake and during my time there, I was able to learn from a team that was just started and saw it grow to an incredible organization. After that, I worked for the Columbus Crew SC of Major League Soccer, where I worked in the front office assisting General Manager Brian Bliss in all player scouting and negotiations on behalf of the club. During my time there, I was also the assistant coach of the U19 Crew team and we won 5 national championships in 4 years.

Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them to thrive and not “burn out”?

Being a FIFA agent is a hard job in a very cut-throat industry, where your connections and ability to work with others mean more than the degree you hold. For that reason, I would highly recommend that others who are interested in this industry to find an internship or a way to get a foot in the door at an established agency, in order to build experience but most importantly, a network of people who can help you in your future as a players’ agent.

None of us are able to achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person who you are grateful towards who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?

Throughout my career, I have had a lot of mentors or people who have helped me along the way with growing and building connections within the industry. But one person who has always been a mentor and opened a lot of doors was Brian Bliss, who now serves as Vice President of Football Operations and Technical Director for Sporting Kansas City of Major League Soccer. He has taught me that football is bigger than a sport and building everlasting connections can make or break your career in the space.

How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?

In 2004, I founded a non-profit called Hanging Cleats (HangingCleats.org) where we assist at-risk youth to use football/soccer as a tool to stay away from drugs and violence. Since founded, we have donated more than 10,000 balls to children in need and been involved in missions in orphanages in places like Mexico, Colombia, the US, and Panama, to name a few.

Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?

One of my favorite quotes comes from my dad, who would often say: “Pioneers break trail” and that quote has always meant a lot to me because I have always been a pioneer in the space of pro sports and I understand that sometimes, pioneers don’t have a trail already established but rather, need to break the trail in order for others to pass through. A perfect example of this is my newest project, an NFT project called World of Football (Worldoffootball.io) where I combine my 20 years of experience in pro football with this new emerging technology in the NFT space. The idea is to sell NFTs and with the profits, buy a professional football club, while giving holders the opportunity to have exclusive membership in the pro club we buy. This has never been done before and that is why I am a pioneer breaking trail!

How can our readers follow you on social media?

Aside from our websites, readers can follow me via the following pages.

Twitter https://twitter.com/ciscoterreros

Instagram https://instagram.com/ciscoterreros

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Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/in/fterreros/