Dalian Atkinson is a retired professional footballer who's past career includes spells at top flight clubs such as at Aston Villa, Manchester City and Fenerbahce. He is probably most remembered as Part of Aston Villa's 'deadly duo' in the 90's for the magnificent wonder goal against Wimbledon. Read Profile
Players Come First is a unique and specialist football consultancy for players, clubs and agents. We offer players impartial advice on all aspects of the transfer process between clubs, as well as introductions to FIFA licensed agents. For clubs and agents our firsthand experience of top flight football across the globe means we have the passion, drive, knowledge and contacts to make your job easier and more productive.
Players Come First was founded by Dalian Atkinson, a retired professional footballer who played at the highest level for clubs such as Real Sociedad, Fenerbahce, Aston Villa and Manchester City, and Jeff Britnell, long term friend and business partner.
The concept of the consultancy had been on Dalian's mind for some years given his own less than satisfactory experiences with transfer deals. However, a recent visit to an old club confirmed little had changed, with numerous stories confirming that current players are still getting a raw deal and need more protection.
Beswick's Sports Lawyers
We are now woking in partnership and consulting on behalf of Beswicks Sports Laywers. Beswick's are one of the largest Sports lawyers in the UK with over 100 professional footballers on their books. They operate using 2 licenced FIFA agents and are considered one of the most professional sports lawyers in the UK - For more information please follow this link www.beswickssports.com