Head to Sorare, create your account and login.
When you start you are awarded with 10 common cards to build your team.
You can then purchase players in a number of ways:
‘New Market’ auctions - these are cards minted by Sorare and you will be bidding against other Sorare players
Transfer Market - here, you can directly purchase players other Sorare Managers have put up for sale, whether through the buy it now listed price or through direct offers to owners
*Pro Tip: This may not work for much longer, but I have found a few auction bargains in the early hours (GMT time) whilst others have been sleeping. Stateside you may be able to use this to your advantage!
There are 4 card levels: Common (these cannot be sold on the marketplace), Rare (100 cards exist), Super Rare (10 copies exist), and Unique (you guessed it, just the one!)
This means that there are only 111 player cards of value minted per season, and released gradually during the season!
If a player leaves their real world team, and joins another team in a league that Sorare analyzes from a data perspective, your card will continue to earn points.
Bruno Fernandes is a great example here. His cards were minted in the 19-20 season when he was playing for Sporting, a team under license by Sorare.
Only 11 Fernandes cards have been minted as he left Sporting to join Manchester United in January 2020, and as such no new Fernandes cards have been minted since as Manchester United are not yet under license by Sorare.
Players who own his 19-20 Sporting card still earn points each game week, but no new cards are being introduced into the market, so these cards are absolute gold.
You can buy players using your credit card or with Eth by connecting a Metamask or Coinbase Wallet via WalletLink.
It goes without saying the rarer the card, the higher the price, and whilst the superstars we all love and know can be deemed as expensive, there are plenty of hidden gems for you to unearth just beneath the surface.
If you think a young player is going to break through and become a football superstar, put your money where your mouth is and pick him up early for cheap - Timothy Weah for me - I’m still hoping he can emulate his Dad!
If you are right, the rewards could be massive.