Football Club Shares is a website dedicated to share dealing and football related investments. We do not provide financial advice and we are not a broker. We provide news and information relating to football club shares and also the Football Index, the world’s first Football stock market where you can buy and sell footballers with real money.
Buying and selling shares in football clubs and trading on the Football Index is a hobby of mine. I only buy and sell shares in football clubs and trade on the Football Index for entertainment and not purely to make money. You should speak to a financial adviser before investing in anything if you are serious about looking after your money. I haven’t because what I spend is what I’d be willing to lose at the bookies. I only invest what I can afford and I do so with the mentality that I may not see that money again. However, to date, I’m doing rather well.
It is my intention to build up a website that provides frequent and up to date information regarding various football clubs that you can invest in along with updates as to how I’m doing on the Football Index, for example.
I’m not a big investor. I started on the Football Index with about £40 and I have made similar deposits as I’ve watched my portfolio grow. In terms of investing in football clubs, when I purchase shares I would probably buy £50s worth here and there, maybe more.
Because I absolutely love football I tend to buy shares in football clubs so that I have an interest in them. I enjoy watching the clubs that I have invested in play. For example, you may want to buy shares in Juventus so that you have an interest in Serie A. That’s what I do. I just see it as another form of entertainment and ultimately, you are an official shareholder. These aren’t novelty shares or meaningless investments.
I’ve run the Liverpool FC website KopTalk for more than 20 years now and have established a significant network of sources in the game and this enables me to invest wisely in the Football Index. Rather than throw money at the bookies on the weekend which more often than not I’d lose, I now throw a fiver, a tenner, twenty quid etc into the Football Index instead. So far I’ve seen my portfolio increase and I’ve also received dividend payouts. More importantly, every penny I’ve invested I still have! Compare that to betting with the bookies and you can see why I’m a fan of the Football Index.
Football Club Shares is a free resource of information. We’re not selling anything but any revenue we receive from advertising obviously goes towards hosting costs and other costs associated to providing the website.
Although you are free to use the services of any stockbroker, I highly recommend Hargreaves Lansdown plc, a financial service company based in Bristol that sells funds and shares and related products via its website and through the post to investors in the United Kingdom. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Their website is easy to use and their fees when buying or selling shares is very reasonable. You can learn more about them here.
When you purchase shares in football clubs via Hargreaves Lansdown, you can do so knowing your transactions are safe and secure. Football Club Shares is not involved in any of the buying or selling process and your deals are private. We don’t know any of your details or transactions, ever. Once you’ve created a share dealing account with them, any questions relating to it should be addressed with them direct. They’re very helpful.
You don’t need to invest hundreds or thousands when buying football club shares. You could start with something as little as £20, bearing in mind they charge £11.95 for each deal. Personally, if i was starting out, I’d start with an initial deposit of around £40+ to play with. On the Football Index, some of the players I have bought cost from as little as 30p per share, again, if I was starting out today I’d deposit £40+ but some fans start on the Football Index by depositing just a tenner. I can’t give you advice, I can only detail my experiences and what I’d do.
YOUR FREE GUIDE TO INVESTING
Before dabbling in any kind of share dealing, I would recommend this excellent free guide to investing by Hargreaves & Landsdown. This is not needed to purchase any shares but there’s no harm in downloading it. It’s completely free.
I have been a client of Hargreaves & Landsdown for a few years now. I have singled them out because they were highly recommended to me when I began looking into buying shares a few years back. I can only speak from my own experience of using their services which I have found to be very easy and very well priced.
I hope you find this website of use. It is a new project so it will take a few months to build content up. Make sure you follow Football Club Shares on Twitter and Facebook to be notified of the latest updates.