From the young age of four, Jerome Anderson loved London football, and in particular, Arsenal Football Club. Jerome’s love for the North London Premier league club blossomed as stars including Georgie Armstrong and George Eastham were regular visitors at the family home. Arsenal was secured as Jerome’s team when he was given former Arsenal forward George Eastham’s boots as a gift. Jerome owned a share in the Club, received as a gift and treasured as a sign of his commitment and loyalty. Jerome’s first client was Arsenal’s Charlie Nicholas and from Nicholas, other players followed suit – recognizing Anderson’s devotion and commitment. Anderson is referenced in many of his player clients’ autobiographies and has a collection of memorabilia and gifts including Charlie Nicholas’s shirt after the forward lifted the Carling Cup in 1989.
Jerome represented nine of Arsenal’s 1989 winning side. In the football world, Anderson has represented some 200 professional footballers throughout Europe. Jerome was at the forefront of monumental moments in football, especially evident in the memorable moment that saw the aforementioned Wright, then playing for Crystal Palace, returning after a broken leg to score two goals against Manchester United in the 1990 FA Cup Final.
In 2001, Sport Entertainment and Media Group was created, bringing Jerome Anderson to the market and extending his reach beyond football. He played a huge role in one of the most lucrative bouts in heavyweight history, becoming the agent of the ‘last undisputed world heavyweight champion’, Lennox Lewis, in a bout against Tyson that was described by The Telegraph (23 December 2009) as one of ‘the moments of the decade.’
Now retired from his position at SEM, the well-respected Anderson is no longer a shareholder at the company. Jerome was at the forefront of the establishment of the David Rocastle Trust, following the untimely death of his friend, David Rocastle. The trust was chosen by Arsenal FC as their club charity for the 2005-2006 season and aims to help benefit families and communities.
FIFA’s first ever licensed agent