We do more

At Connect Management Group we want to be a part of creating a world that is conscious, empowered and equal, where top women athletes have the best possible opportunities to be the best they can be.


We’re a Swedish Sport Management Company that represents women athletes, with an holistic approach, all round the world.

Client Management

We work hard to put all things regarding the client’s career into place. From finding the perfect club, to negotiating contracts and to achieve reasonable salary within the sport. 

Mental health

Mental health is important at every stage of life and when you perform at the highest level, it’s a key factor.  We support you through our external expertise.


We  focus on business opportunities, partnerships and the commercial aspect of our clients careers and to strengthen their personal brand.


If the player needs extra support regarding fitness and/or medical help, we have a great external network connected to CMG throughout the world. 


Whatever the client needs, on and off the pitch, we always research and resolve each client interaction in every aspect and to always follow up and follow through.


We always plan for our clients future and ongoing career path. It’s important to be in the now, as well as the life after football. We plan, adjust and optimze. 


We help and educate our clients with all things regarding media – everything from regular interviews, TV, radio to digital media appearances. 


Whatever your legal query may be, we’ll provide a full service to help with your  law issue. 

Julia Karlernäs signs with Serie A club Como Women

Julia Karlernäs signs with Serie A club Como Women

Karlernäs joins Italian side Como after a season in BK Häcken where she was a part of winning the Swedish title in 2021. Karlernäs also has five international caps with the Swedish WNT and several youth national team games on her record. Before coming back to Sweden...

Matilda Nildén is an Nike Athlete

Matilda Nildén is an Nike Athlete

– It is incredibly fun to get this opportunity. It also feels very good as I have used Nike football boots all my life, says Matilda Nildén.  – Matilda always been a nike player and played only for nike clubs since she was a small kid. Feels great that she now gets a...

Lisa Björk is an Puma Athlete

Lisa Björk is an Puma Athlete

– I am very happy about this collaboration. I really enjoy the football boots and look forward to being part of the Puma family, says Lisa Björk.  – Lisa leads the way by doing the job, being thorough and loving what she does! Puma has got a fantastic ambassador in...

I am happy to work with CMG and people that I trust. Truly thankful for everything CMG have done plus helping me make this very important next step of my career.


Rafaelle Souza
arsenal FC and Brazil WNT

I experience CMG as extremely professional, with a solid organization, lots of expertise in several different areas, it is useful for me as a player to get guidance and expertise in. They also have a large network of contacts out to the clubs. I also really appreciate that CMG sees the whole person, and not just the football player as a product.


Emilie Bosshard Haavi
AS Roma and Norway WNT

I have chosen to work with CMG because they give me the best conditions both on and off the field. And because they are as serious and professional as I am!


Hanna Bennison
Everton FC and Sweden WNT

I’m grateful to have found an agency that I trust to continue helping me with my football career. I’m really excited to work with CMG. I believe that together we will achieve great things.


Natalia Kuikka
Portland Thorns and Finland WNT


Our team has infinite experience and knowledge from being in the game and we understand what goes into becoming the best. We immerse ourselves on doing more, with a focus on building a personal relationship with our clients to understand their purpose, ambition and driving force.

maria karlsson de cecco

ceo & client manager

Maria is CEO with main responsibility for all areas. She does also work as client manager with close relations to both players and clubs. Maria has a bachelor degree in sport science and has been a professional football player in four different countries. Based in Sweden and Italy.


+46 70-033 81 34

Lisa Ek

Client Manager

Lisa is a client manager based in Italy and Sweden. She works very close to both players and clubs. Lisa has a background as a professional football player and a national team ice hockey player. She holds an UEFA A coaching license and a sport management bachelor degree.


+46 70-824 64 42

Malin Levenstad

Client Manager

Malin has a long background as professional football player with over 300 games in Damallsvenskan. Malin has experience from the different national team as well. She retired 2020. The last four years she has worked as a coach at the highest level. She’s in the middle of her FIFA PRO education right now.


+46 73 971 42 98


Client Relations Manager

Danijela works as a client relations manager and helps out with everything outside the football field. As a former hockey player, three times Olympian and seven World Championships she knows the life of our clients. She supports them with everything they need and more.


+46 73-729 24 91

Kari Kuikka

Scout Finland

Kari is responsible of scouting in Finland. He is also an ex-player, currently the star of the Finnish veteran leagues. Kari has MSc from Umeå University and he also works in big Nordic confectionery company. He loves the sport and it is not uncommon to see Kari in the stands all over the world.


+358 50 537 17 55

Svata Macek

Scout East & Central Europe

Svata is from Czech Republic and is responsible for East/Central Europe region within CMG. He has been working as a coach in the Women's game since 2012 and he has the experience of what is needed to be done and overcome on the long way to grow up from a kid to be a professional player.


+420 605 829 205

Good health and well-being

We work to strengthen the conditions for our players’ health and well-being. It is important that there is access to a physiotherapist, doctor, good training opportunities and also a conscious work to strengthen well-being. If this is not the case CMG will contribute with external support.

Gender equality

Gender equality is about fair conditions. We work daily to promote gender equality, among other things through the negotiation of reasonable contracts, set requirements for action plans in higher instances and create opportunities for a good career after football.

Decent work and economic growth

Sustainable economic development requires new thinking. We want to help ensure that economic progress in football creates decent and satisfying jobs. For example, 12-month contracts, parental leave, pregnancy, insurance and more.