Choosing a team to invest in
You can’t invest in all football clubs – only those that are public limited companies (PLCs) 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. Currently, only one team from the English leagues is listed on the stock exchange for public trading – Manchester United. Arsenal shares are listed on a specialist exchange and are hard to get.
|Manchester United||England||Premier League|
|Arsenal FC||England||Premier League|
|Rangers FC||Scotland||Scottish Premiership|
You’ve chosen your team, what next?
Once you’ve 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 in our share dealing section.
Or you can compare some of the UK’s leading share-dealing platforms in the table below.
Compare share dealing platforms
Once you’ve opened a trading account it’s time to buy shares in your chosen team. To do this you just 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!
Here’s a quick summary of all the steps you need to go through to buy football shares:
- Choose a team that is trading on a stock exchange.
- Open a share-trading account.
- Deposit funds into your account.
- Find your team and place the deal.
- You are now a shareholder!
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