Daniel Geey was born in Liverpool in the eighties to his dad (a lawyer) and his mum (a professional tennis player). His path to becoming a sports lawyer had already been set in stone. With a fervent interest in football, he consumed as much news and information as he could about the beautiful game.
After law school and writing an extended dissertation on the Bosman ruling and the reformed FIFA transfer system, he gained an MA in Football Broadcasting Rights, before embarking on his legal career. He advises clients in the sports and football industry on a range of transfer, contract, broadcasting and dispute matters.
He wrote Done Deal (Bloomsbury, 2019) after over a decade of writing football blogs on his website and demystifying topics and issues including multi-million pound transfers, player contracts, agents and the commission they receive, Financial Fair Play and how broadcasting rights are sold.
He writes football industry blogs on his website, tweets to his heart’s content and posts football stats on Instagram. He is Chairman of football charity Football Aid and a supporter of the fantastic work of Children’s Hospice Noah’s Ark.
His aim was to write an accessible book for football fans around the globe who wanted to understand how the football industry really works.