Have you ever fancied piecing together your very own European dream team, or perhaps an all-star La Liga 11? Well, now you can with Euro Fantasy League.
It’s free of charge to create as many teams – and join in with as many mini-leagues – as you desire when taking part in the ‘Free Season Game’ mode.
There’s also a ‘Draft’ game which allows you to compete against your friends with a squad made up entirely of unique players when compared with fellow competitors.
Additionally, you can opt for a paid version, which offers prizes for the winner. One has an entry fee of $10 and the other $1, boasting fabulous cash pots of $5,000 and $500 respectively.
Each squad must include 14 players, with no more than three coming from each League or club. And, there’ll be a whopping £100m budget with which to construct your side.
The Dutch Eredivisie and Portuguese Primeira Liga are new additions for 2015-16, while staple favourites including French Ligue 1, English Premier League, Italian Serie A and Spanish La Liga return.
Dedicated La Liga fans can choose their line-up exclusively from players based within the Spanish top flight, thus testing knowledge of a preferred domestic competition to the limit.
Imagine pairing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo together, who predictably proved to be the top two performers in Spanish football last term. However, at a whopping £48m for the deadly duo, you’d be left with little else!
More affordable La Liga high-point earners include Villarreal pair Sergio Asenjo [3.5m] and Mario [7.5m], goalkeeper Miguel Moya [7.5m] of Atletico Madrid, or Celta Vigo hit-man Nolito [2.5m], all of whom ended in the top 40 point-scoring positions in 2014-15.
Exciting summer arrivals such as Celta’s John Guidetti [2.0m] and Sevilla loanee Ciro Immobile [8.5m] are well worth consideration, while Luciano Vietto’s switch from Villarreal to join up with his former Racing Club mentor Diego Simeone at the Vicente Calderon is an intriguing proposition at just £4m.
Meanwhile, Atletico defender Felipe Luis and Real Betis playmaker Rafael van der Vaart are back in Spain. As they know the League and country intimately, both should hit the ground running.
Points are awarded to those in the starting 11 for accomplishments such as goals scored, hat-tricks, assists and clean sheets. They will also be deducted for conceding more than one goal per match, missing a penalty, plus any yellow or red cards received.
An informative ‘Stats’ page will help improve your team’s chances of success, with all footballers’ individual statistics listed in a detailed table that can be manipulated to your requirements.
There’s also a handy news section on the site, including golden hints and tips that’ll greatly enrich your enjoyment of the game.