Ivorian international soccer player Wilfried Zaha has signed with Soapbox London.
The deal will see the agency manage the Crystal Palace winger’s media, PR and social strategy across all platforms, in order to help the 24-year-old build a long-term career outside of sport, grow his profile and secure new endorsement deals.
Zaha, who was the most fouled player in England’s Premier League during the 2016/17 season, joins a client roster which includes British boxing world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, five-time Olympic gold medallist Bradley Wiggins and Watford captain Troy Deeney.
Andy Bell, managing director and co-founder of Soapbox London, said: “We are more than excited that Wilf has joined the agency, he is one of the most exciting players in the Premier League and we look forward to helping him grow his media presence both domestically and internationally.”
Zaha recently signed a five-year contract extension with Crystal Palace, where he came through the academy and has since gone on to make 116 appearances for the South London-based club either side of an unsuccessful move to Manchester United. He is currently out injured, and his team is struggling in 19th in the Premier League having lost all three of their opening games. The Eagles play their next fixture away to Burnley on 10th September.