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Buy Now

Click Buy and you’ll be able to choose whether to Buy or Bid on a player. Buying Now purchases them at Market Buy Price - which is driven by demand. The more Traders Buying Shares in a specific player, the higher his Market Buy Price will rise.

You can Buy up to 300 Shares in one transaction. As long as you’ve got the funds in your account, you can select the number of Shares you want, hit Buy and they’ll be dropped into your portfolio. You’re now the proud owner of a few more Shares.

Placing a Bid

The Bids Engine lets Traders place Bids on the Shares they want to Buy. Simple. Rather than accepting the prices displayed on the platform, you can set a maximum limit on how much you want to purchase a share for (Bid). Just choose the Bid option to Bid on a player. Here’s how it works:

Bid Examples

Let’s say you want to Buy 100 Shares in Odion Ighalo. Each share is priced at £1.85 - but you think you can get him for a lower price. Bids are powered by other Traders’ Instant Sells, and Ighalo’s last performance wasn’t strong, so you’re predicting a slight sell-off.

Rather than Buying 100 Ighalo Shares at £1.85, you place a Bid on 100 Shares at £1.70. The funds are taken from your balance straight away.


Other Traders Instant Sell enough Shares at your Bid’s value. Your Bid is successful and 100 Ighalo Shares are dropped into your Portfolio for £170.

Bid Partially Matched

Some of your Bid was Matched with other Traders’ Instant Sells, and you got a portion of the Shares. Let’s say 50 Shares of your Bid were Matched - you’d receive 50 Ighalo Shares. The remainder of your Bid will stay active until it’s Matched or it's Cancelled.


Your Bid isn’t Matched, and no Shares are purchased. Your Bid remains Unmatched until it’s Cancelled, and we’ll refund you in full immediately on Cancellation. Bids don’t expire, so they’ll need to be Cancelled actively.

The Bid Zone

Each footballer will have a minimum price for which you can place a Bid. This will vary for each footballer, and will initially be around 60% of the Buy Now price. There will also be a maximum price for the Bid which is one penny below the Buy Now price at the time of placing the Bid. The price range that you can place a Bid on is known as the Bid Zone. You won’t be able to place Bids outside the Bid Zone.

You'll be charged a 2% commission on Bids. However, until 23:59:59 BST July 31st, 2020, Bids will be completely commission-free - so try out the Matching Engine now! You won't be charged commission when you use Buy Now.

Note: You’ll be able to place a maximum of 10 Bids of up to 300 Shares per Bid per footballer at any one time.

A trader Buys or Sells shares in a footballer almost every second on Football Index.

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