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How to buy shares in a football club

A simple guide to buying shares in your favourite football team


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Whether you’re a life-long fan or simply looking for an investment, this handy guide will help you through the process of buying shares in a football club. Read on to find out which clubs you can buy shares in and exactly how you can go about getting a piece of some of the biggest teams in football.

Choosing a team to invest in

You can’t invest in all football clubs, only ones that are Public Limited Companies (PLC’s) are available on the stock market for you to buy shares in. You can see a full list of available football teams in the table below.

Manchester UnitedEnglandPremier League
JuventusItalySerie A
AS RomaItalySerie
Arsenal FCEnglandPremier League
Rangers FCScotlandScottish Premiership
CelticScotlandScottish Premiership
Borussia DortmundGermanyBundesliga

You’ve chosen your team, what next?

Once you have found a team you want to invest in, you need to open a trading account. There are many providers that you can do this through, and you can see a detailed breakdown of some of them on this in our share dealing section.

Compare share dealing platforms

Now you have opened a trading account it’s time to buy shares in your chosen team. To do this you simply need to search for the team name on your chosen provider’s platform, decide how much money you want to invest – and that’s it. You now own shares in a football team!

To summarise

Here’s a quick summary of all the steps you need to go through to buy shares in a football team.

  1. Choose a team that is trading on the Stock Exchange.
  2. Open a share trading account.
  3. Deposit funds into your account.
  4. Find your team and place the deal.
  5. You are now a shareholder!

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