Sport & Entertainment Tax Adviser, Saffery Champness
Rhys Linnell is a Chartered Tax Adviser and Chartered Accountant who manages the affairs of various high-profile sports individuals.
He looks after the tax and wider business affairs of over 80 professional footballers who between them in the 2018-19 season collected 40 major medals, both domestically and internationally.
As well as an enviable client fantasy football team, Rhys looks after international rugby players, Grand Slam winning Tennis players, European Tour winning golfers, champion boxers and Olympic gold medallists, all of whom face different but no less interesting tax and accounting challenges.
He has his own blog at taxingsport.com which dissects some of the taxation issues facing professional sportspeople; breaking those issues down to help educate players, intermediaries and the public alike, as well as addressing various common misconceptions in tax often portrayed by the tabloids.