Last week saw the announcement by Football Index headquarters about the trial of a new dividend mechanic that was made available for traders until the 30th November. That is the introduction of a Goal and Assist Dividend for any players purchased between the 16th October and the 30th November in any 30 day period.
As a reminder, that means that any new shares purchased in this trial will be eligible for a £0.02 Goal Dividend and a £0.005 Assist Dividend per share if held to midnight on the ay of scoring a goal or assisting a goal. Last night’s Champions League brought the new mechanics into full flow as the day’s Star Player the Bosnian and Herzegovinian international and Roma forward Edin Dzeko (£2.13) gave his shareholders a bumper return.
The Roma number 9 hit the back of the net on two occasions and assisted Cengiz Under’s (£2.71) goal in the 3-0 victory over CSKA Moscow. These statistics allowed the striker to amass 213 Match Day Ranking points which firmly placed him atop of the pack to win the day’s Star Player and Top Forward award. This, of course, means that the Roma man was the recipient of several dividends! It all means that if you owned 100 shares in Dzeko you will be looking at the following dividends from just one night of Champions League football;
Match Day Rankings
£0.08 – Best Forward = £8.00
£0.04 – Star Player = £4.00
Goal and Assist Dividends
2 x Goals – £0.04 Dividend = £4.00
1 x Assist – £0.005 Dividend = £0.50
Total Dividends – £16.50
When you then factor in the price rise over the last seven days the Bosnian and Herzegovinian talisman has risen a further £0.58, from a low price of £1.55. Meaning for holders a return of £0.745 per share held. That’s a return on investment in 7 days of 48%. So who could be candidates for the further dividends tonight when the Champions League returns again this evening?
Liverpool take on Red Star Belgrade this evening in the first of two games in Group C, with Roberto Firmino (£4.67) being rested for the weekends match with Huddersfield Town, could he help the Red find their shooting boots from last season? Elsewhere in Group C, PSG face Napoli at the Parc Des Princes, how will Index heavyweights Neymar (£15.79) and Kylian Mbappe (£11.89) fare? Barcelona will be without Lionel Messi (£14.15) as they welcome Inter Milan to the Nou Camp how will Luis Suarez (£2.98) fare without the Argentine and can Mauro Icardi (£4.21) continue his fine form from the weekend?
There are lots of big names in action in the world’s premier competition can they give your portfolio a boost with some goals and assists?