What are Media and Match Day Rankings?

“Media Ranking” is our proprietary daily monitor of all UK online football news, which drives a daily buzz score published in list form on On Match Days, the top footballer with the highest score each day by 12:00 am (London time) is declared the 'winner' for that day (whilst on Non Match Days the top three footballers are declared the ‘winners’). In the event of a tie, the footballer with the latest story unique to that footballer (out of the footballers who are tied) will be ranked higher. We reserve the right to remove stories attributed to a footballer, that are not relating to footballing events, or that actually refer to another similarly named person. Only the top 200 priced footballers in the 1st Team at the end of that specific day are eligible to be scored on the Media Ranking.

In the event of a tie in Media rankings, the footballer with the latest published article will rank higher.

The news feeds we monitor are:

Talksport, UEFA, The FA, ESPN, FIFA, Football League, Daily Mail, Daily Star, The Times, Telegraph, Independent, Express, Guardian, Metro, Daily Mirror, BBC, Football365,, Huffington Post and Sky Sports.

“Match Day Rankings” is our proprietary daily monitor of footballing performance on Match Days across the top leagues in Europe (Premier League, La Liga, Bundesliga, Serie A, and Ligue 1) and the main two European football tournaments (Champions League and Europa League) (together, “Eligible Competitions”).  The Eligible Competitions may also include additional competitions as and when they are available.

On each day there is a football match in any of the Eligible Competitions, we will rank all the participating footballers according to a list of weighted statistics: “The Football Index Scoring Matrix” which is published here. The Football Index Scoring Matrix is subject to change from time to time. If we need to make any material changes to the Football Index Scoring Matrix we will keep you informed either by email, via the Website and/or on the App. In the event of a tie in Match Day rankings, the footballer with the more recent date of birth will rank higher. If the date of birth is the same, the footballers’ names will be ranked alphabetically starting with the first name. Footballer playing positions are categorised based on data from a third party data provider, and may be updated in the case that the supplier changes the category of a given footballer.