Start trading football knowledge 

'Understanding requires insight. Insight must be anchored.'

Brian Greene

We cannot stress enough how important it is to spend a bit of time researching the platforms before jumping in! Be sure to check through the material recommended in our trading checklists.

Our main advice would be to start small and learn the markets. We all started trading on these platforms by using sign up offers. Use our sign up links below to get your starting up offers! Using these offers, allows you to start trading for real money, and learn with little risk. Just remember, these are alternative football betting sites. Your capital is at risk however unlike regular betting, you don't lose your whole stake on a one off result. Player values do get affected positively and negatively by results and performances; but you are still holding your player cards (Footstock) or shares (Football Index). On both platforms, you are essentially making a bet on the player’s future success.


Once you get to the grips of the basics of these platforms, it is worthwhile spending time checking out the extra content and resources available. Use our checklists to find some of the best sources of information that will explain everything very clearly. There is a wealth of sites and videos that will guide you into getting your portfolios going. If you make content to support either platforms, get in touch and we will add it to our lists.

For further support getting started, contact us:​

Twitter: @FT_Insights


Comparing the two platforms


Footstock is a combination of card trading and daily Fantasy Football.

Buy and Sell Premier League player cards and use them to enter Fantasy Football tournaments across the Premier League, Champions League, Europa League, FA and Carabao Cups.

Ideal for those with an interest or experience in Fantasy Premier League.

Buy player cards in the market or buy player packs (random contents). Their value goes up and down due to demand.

Unlimited use of cards - they do not expire. 

Example price taken at 6pm on 28.02.20:

1x Harry Kane = £12 (lowest open sell order offered at the time) 

Last deal = £10.49

Lowest player pack price = £7.10 (10x random players)

Player cards earn you points in competitions for money rewards.


Order books. Easy to use.

Mainly Premier League football knowledge based. Champions league, Europa league, FA cup and Carabao cup competitions too.

Football Index

Football Index allows you to buy and sell shares in the world’s top players to make a profit with your football knowledge.


Get daily payouts - Dividends - when your footballers score or get assists, and when they trend in the media. Like the stock market, your shares can rise or fall in value. Unlike the stock market, you don’t pay tax on the money you make.

Ideal for those with an interest or experience in the stock market.


Buy 'shares' in players. Their value goes up and down due to demand. You can hold your shares for up to 3 years.

Example price taken at 6pm on 28.02.20:

1x Harry Kane = £5.56

Dividend yield so far 19/20 = 6.35%

Player shares can earn you dividend payouts (wins) from performance scores (PB dividends), goals and assists (within the first 30 days of holding- IPDs) and media limelight scores (MB dividends).

No order books yet (NASDAQ coming). Pay going price, sell to market for going price or instant sell at a reduced price.


All football knowledge based. Players in top 5 European leagues compete for performance dividends on match days. All players compete for media dividends.

Sign up offers

Join Football Index

👍 Trade up to £500 in a week-long trial (If you don't enjoy it, you get your money back).

💷 Get a bonus £10 credit. 

Sign up using this link.

Join Footstock 

👨‍👨‍👦 50 bonus player cards on sign up- plenty to explore the platform.

💷 £10 of tournament coupons to enter your players at no risk and experience the platform.

Sign up using this link. No deposit required!