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 ARE A FULL SERVICE AGENCY

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.

COMMERCIAL

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

FITNESS & MEDICAL

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

CLIENT SUPPORT

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.

FUTURE PLANING

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. 

MEDIA SUPPORT

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

Legal KNOWLEDGE

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

Michelle de Jongh signs with Swedish top club Linköping FC

Michelle de Jongh signs with Swedish top club Linköping FC

De Jongh has spent her last couple of years abroad, playing both in France and now lately in Spain and Madrid CFF. And is now making her move back to Sweden and Linköping FC who is currently in the second place in the Swedish OBOSDamallsvenskan table. – I feel great...

Natalia Kuikka is an Nike Athlete

Natalia Kuikka is an Nike Athlete

– I have relied on the comfort and fit of Nike boots to help me perform my best in my college and professional career. This summer, I am facing one of the biggest tournaments of my career at the UEFA Women's EURO 2022, representing the Finland National Team. I could...

German Goalkeeper Almuth Schult signs with Angel City FC

German Goalkeeper Almuth Schult signs with Angel City FC

Schult has an amazing record that includes being an Olympic Gold medalist, European Champion, Champions League Winner, five time German Champion and she has seven German Cup wins. She will join her new club after finishing the season with VfL Wolfsburg.  – I am very...

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

MEET THE TEAM

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.

maria@connectmanagementgroup.com

+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.

lisa@connectmanagementgroup.com

+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.

malin@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 73 971 42 98

Carola Söberg

Head of Marketing

Carola is responsible of overseeing the marketing and communications strategies, as well as the overall branding for both CMG and the clients. She is a former Swedish National team goalkeeper with seventeen years on the top level. She has a UEFA-A coaches license and runs her own business.

carola@connectmanagementgroup.com

+46 738-11 16 20

DANIJELA RUNDQVIST

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.

danijela@connectmanagementgroup.com

+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.

kari@connectmanagementgroup.com

+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.

svata@connectmanagementgroup.com

+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.