Bruno Fernandes & 4 more Prem stars among Football Index top dividend winners

Date published: Thursday 31st December 2020 9:18

You can win dividends every single day on Football Index – and five Premier League players are among the 10 who have returned the most for traders over the past three months.

Football Index is a real-money trading platform where you can trade in footballers, betting on their future performance.

You can win money in five different ways:

Capital appreciation: This is when a player’s share prices increases.

Media Dividends: These reward players that are in the news the most.

Match Day Dividends: These reward players that deliver the best on-pitch performances.

In-Play Dividends: These reward you in the first 30 days of buying shares in a player if they perform well on the pitch.

Team of the Month Dividends: Football Index’s player points system constructs the best XI from a given calendar month, and if it contains your players, you win.

* For more information on the dividend structure, see here.

For the purposes of this article, we’ll be looking at Media, Match Day and In-Play dividend returns in the three months to December 22.

And it makes for some interesting reading.

Media Dividend Winners

Football Index Media Dividends

When you’ve got Mino Raiola as your agent, fevered speculation will follow you around.

It’s hard to know whether Paul Pogba approved of the recent quotes that appeared in the press about his Manchester United future, but if you hold the Frenchman on Football Index, all you’re concerned with is the steady stream of dividends entering your wallet.

It’s notable how many United players are in the top 10, a theme you might want to be cognisant of when compiling your portfolio.

It’s also worth noting how much of an impact unpredictable, off-pitch situations have on the media rankings.

For example, Edinson Cavani’s race storm and Marcus Rashford’s school meals campaign helped them feature prominently in the news.

Transfer speculation – as with Pogba – will ramp up again in the next month and if you buy players who end up making big moves in January, you might be sitting pretty.

Match Day Dividend winners

Football Index Matchday dividends

It’s not often anyone beats Leo Messi at anything, let alone a head-to-head of who performs better on the pitch.

But that’s what Lille’s Yusuf Yazici did, and he’s someone to monitor as the season continues.

Andy Robertson’s form has been nothing short of sensational in recent months, making up for the absence of Trent Alexander-Arnold on the opposite Liverpool flank.

That the Scotland skipper made the top three as a defender is remarkable, and at just £2.45, he should offer further value this campaign.

Some might think Cristiano Ronaldo is a diminishing asset, but he keeps proving the doubters wrong.

While it’s probably true that his share price might not go up in the months to come, that also has the positive of lowering the price you need to pay to access this dividend machine.

In-Play Dividend winners

Now we come to seeing who has picked up the most In-Play Dividend winnings in the last three months.

These are similar to Match Day Dividends, except they only reward goals, assists and clean sheets.

Football Index in-play dividends

Serie A saw a raft of goals, with Atalanta’s Alejandro ‘Papu’ Gomez and Inter Milan’s Romelu Lukaku sharing the spoils at the top of the In-Play table.

But Atalanta were not just an attacking machine in the early months of the season, with Robin Gosens and Hans Hateboer both sneaking into the top 10 with nine clean sheets between them.

A fascinating trend in the In-Play table is how some lesser-known players can make the cut with a good run of form, with Bologna’s 29-year-old midfielder Roberto Soriano meeting that description.

Cumulative dividend winners

Football index overall dividends

As you can see, Bruno Fernandes wears the crown!

His impact in Manchester has been astonishing, and his performance on Football Index reflects that.

His huge £1.48 haul in dividend winnings per share across Media, Match Day and In-Play dividends dwarfs that of most other players, with only Messi getting close to him.

Overall, it’s interesting to gauge the ages of the individuals on this list. There is only one under-25 in the top 10 – Yazici – which points to the returns that older players are still able to generate on the index.

With young guns largely dominating the upper echelons of the share price rankings, this dynamic can go unnoticed, but if your trading strategy focuses on dividends, it’s one you should certainly take into account.

*Dividend period analysed: September 22 to December 22 2020.


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