Antonio Iliev

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. He also went to the United States at the age of 17 and played as a senior at Fishers High School in Indiana State. After having multiple other offers to continue his education in NCAA Division 1, Antonio decided to come back and start his professional career. He played professionally for 6 years in Bulgaria and also spent part of his career in Serbia. In 2017, Antonio finished his master’s degree in Sports Management at the prestigious Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom, while playing basketball on a sports scholarship. In 2018, he received his FIBA license, becoming the only Bulgarian basketball agent and launched the Defence Sports Agency with his partner Alexander Shterionov. Antonio learned in the business from his experience and connections that he build throughout his career, and have currently negotiated more than 150 contracts for his clients around the globe. Antonio understands the needs of his clients and proved that he can put them in situations that can be game changing for their careers.