Who are we
We are a team of professionals with specified knowledge and approach to the basketball industry. When Defence Sports was started in 2018, we had one main goal- to help our clients reach their highest potential. Until this day our goal remains the same, and we can proudly say that we have build a good image for Defence Sports around the globe. Based in Sofia, Bulgaria we represent most of the high-level prospects in the country, along with some of the top players who are part of the Bulgarian National team. We also have the privilege to work with talented clients from all over the world, as we are representing many players from USA, Serbia, Canada, France, Nigeria, DR Congo and more. As an agency we strive to create a positive relationship with our clients and provide them with the best opportunity for their career.
Aleksandar Shterionov is one of the two founders of Defence Sports. After acquiring a LLM for the most prestigious university in Bulgaria, Shterionov focused on developing his legal practice as an attorney at law focused on business development, international law, sports management and talent representation.
Antonio Iliev is a former professional basketball player and the only FIBA licensed agent in Bulgaria. Antonio was part of the U16, U18 and U20 National team of Bulgaria and represented his country at the highest FIBA European competitions.
Hristo Nikolov is one of the most successful Bulgarian basketball players over the last decade. He is a former captain of the national team of Bulgaria and played at the highest level in Europe. In his career Hristo played in EuroCup, ABA Liga, FIBA Europe Cup, FIBA Champions League in some of the best leagues in Europe- France, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. With his great resume and name around Europe, Hristo has built contacts and relationships at the highest level, which is crucial for our business.