Last updated on: 16/03/2020

Player shares may be sold in FOOTBID using two distinct approaches:

(1) Best sell button: by clicking a red button with the legend "Sell @ (best price)", resulting in the immediate sale of 1 share of the player at the best price displayed [FAQ 4.14].

In some cases, the best sell button may be disabled [FAQ 4.17] or the order may be refused as the best sell price has changed meanwhile (e.g. another transaction of that player's shares occurred between the moment you have loaded the page and pushed the button).

(2) Custom sell order: by pressing the icon, selecting the "SELL" tab and submitting the custom order form after properly filling in the number of shares to sell (which is limited to the number of shares you own), at which price and until what deadline (i.e. the order will expire if not completed until that date, at midnight).

Once placed, the FOOTBID matching algorithm [FAQ 4.8] will continuously run and try to find corresponding buy orders from other users. Every time there is a match, and as long as your sell order is still open [FAQ 5.3], a transaction will be automatically executed.

The best sell button may often be disabled for several reasons. For instance, if you do not own a share of a specific player, you will naturally be blocked to sell it.

Another cases where the best sell button may be disabled is if you do own shares of that player but they are all already consumed by custom sell orders or selected for leagues.

In the first case, you may go to the Orders module, ' Open' or ' Selling' section, and cancel your order [FAQ 5.5].

In the later case, you may go to the Leagues module, click on the league where your player's shares are being used and remove them through the league ' Team Selection' section, as long as they are not yet blocked for the current gameday [FAQ 6.17].

You may analyse the distribution of your shares through the tooltip on the green counter next to your player's photo and/or by checking the 'Share Distribution' chart on the respective 'Player Page', using the ' Investment Data' tab.

You may check the reason for the inability to use the buy button by reading its tooltip.

If you are using the best buy or sell buttons, you may check the tooltip and know if the best price execution is being supplied by other users or the FOOTBID platform. This information will only be displayed when these buttons are not disable and you may buy [FAQ 4.16] or sell [FAQ 4.17] a share using this option.

The custom orders are, by nature, only matched on the secondary market [FAQ 4.19]. Therefore, by default, you may assume that is the case. Nonetheless, if no supply or demand is provided by other users, FOOTBID may suggest purchasing or selling shares on the secondary market with explicit buttons for it within the custom orders form.

There may be many reasons why you cannot add a player, being the most common one the fact that his team is already playing or has already played for the applicable matchday [FAQ 8.16].

Another common scenario is that, considering the league positional constraints, you do not have free spots left to add a player with the target player's position [FAQ 6.11]. In this case, depending on the league setup and timing, you may try to remove a player from the same position first and, then, add the target player to your selection.

It can also be the case that the player is eligible for selection but all of his shares you own are already subject to another use (e.g. used in other league or listed for sale [FAQ 4.17]).

To support you in understanding these limitations, you may refer to the icon/data that is displayed in the right end of the row (i.e. in the location of the green add button), as well as to its tooltip which details the constraint you are facing.

Once you have selected a player, and as long as the player is not yet blocked [FAQ 6.17], and other conditions are met [FAQ 6.18], you may do the following actions on a specific player:

  • Add a share: as long as you have enough shares available, you may increment the number of shares of a player thus making is rating weight more than the others [FAQ 6.19];
  • Select as captain: you may select a specific player as your captain for the round [FAQ 6.21];
  • Remove a share: you may remove a player's share and reduce the player's rating weight in comparison with others, whilst making the removed share available for other leagues or sale [FAQ 4.17];
  • Remove a player: if the player only has one share left and you remove it, the player will be automatically removed from your team selection for the upcoming or ongoing matchday.

There may be many reasons why you cannot add a player, being the most common one the fact that his team is already playing or has already played for the applicable matchday [FAQ 8.16].

Another common scenario is that you will not be able to 'Add a share' to a player in your team selection as you do not own them or because all other shares are already subject to another use (e.g. used in other league or listed for sale [FAQ 4.17]). In any case, you can always go to the Market!