Our Team

The Stapleton Sports Management (SSM) have extensive experience both playing and managing players. We are a professional team with qualifications and experience to put your mind at rest.


Kieran Stapleton

Managing Director

Kieran has been the a licensed Intermediary from Australia since 2009 and is a member of the AFAA (Australian Football Agents Association).

With experience in dealing with transfers for many clients both domestic and International, he is very experienced in knowing the market and avoiding any potential pitfalls of playing in Asia.

Kieran was born and raised in London UK, and has worked in the Football industry since 2007.

He has a client roster full of International Players, quality Young internationals and up and coming prospects, as well as top managers and assistants.


Lloyd Owusu

Player Consultant

Lloyd Owusu is a retired international professional footballer with 20 years playing experience.

Having four international caps representing his home country of Ghana and playing in the UK for the likes of Brentford FC, Sheffield Wednesday and Reading FC, Lloyd has a vast and extensive football knowledge.

With his background and experience in both playing and coaching, Lloyd brings with him a well-establish list of reputable contacts from different leagues across the world.

Lloyd understands the life of a footballer and the cut throat world of contract negotiations, allowing him to become a dynamic and personable player consultant.


Evan Kostopoulos

Player Consultant

Evan Kostopoulos is a retired professional footballer who decided to cut his playing career short after a number of injuries and focus his energy on nurturing the next generation of young footballers.

Evan started his career in Greece with short stints at Panionios and AEK at junior level. Deciding to move back to his city of Birth, Evan made his senior debut for Adelaide United at 19 years of age and spent 4 years at the club. He then spent the last few years of his pro career in Sydney and Asia.

Evan brings a wealth of football knowledge years ahead of his age and has a great eye for recognizing talent. His contacts range from Europe to Asia. Evan has experienced bad transactions in his playing career and wants to ensure players experience only the best career moves and receiving the best.


Daniell Zeleny

Player Consultant

Daniell Zeleny is a former professional football player, having spent the majority of his career on the Asian continent. Possessing Tertiary qualifications in both Sports Management and Global Management, his core focuses revolve around driving football operations within Asia, as well as facilitating effective client and network relationships.