• Game Rules

    How it Works

    Draft4pride hosts Matchday, Daily, and Weekly contests across a variety of professional football leagues and tournaments. Each contest will specify the exact parameters (e.g. "Saturday only", "Whole Matchday"). You must be 18+ to participate and abide by the Terms of Use.

    Register or login

    Just a few simple steps to create your own account. There is no charge to set up an account and there are no subscription fees.


    Select a contest

    Challenge a friend or join an existing league or tournament.

    Choose amongst different football leagues (e.g. Serie A, English Premier League, etc) or across leagues.

    Choose via filtering for entry fee, prize payout, duration (single day, matchday, etc.) or number of participants.


    Build a team

    Choose 11 players, from three or more professional teams. Choose wisely, you need to stay under the salary cap!


    Add Funds (optional)

    if you're playing in a cash contest, you will need to have the funds in your account prior to submitting your entry.

    Note: Paid play not available in all areas, see Terms of Use for more details.


    Watch the games!

    Stats are updated live on the site via Opta Sports, so you can see how you are faring against your opponents in real time.


    Collect your winnings

    If you finish on top, your winnings will automatically be added to your Draft4pride balance. You can now click on the Account link on the website to make your withdrawal.



    • Rosters will consist of 11 players and must include players from at least 3 different teams. Further restrictions may be specified in the contest rules.

    • The positions to choose players are limited to: Goalkeeper (GK), Defender (D), Midfielder (MF) and Forward (F). draft4pride makes the exclusive ruling on position eligibility and each player is only eligible at ONE of the four positions listed above. 

    Point Scoring

    Players will accumulate points as follows:

    • All Positions

      • Minute (up to 90): 0.02
      • Yellow Card: -2
      • Red Card: -5
      • Foul Won: .5
      • Foul Committed: -.5
    • Forwards

      • Goal: 7
      • Assist: 4
      • Shot on Target 2
      • Pass Completed: 0.03
      • Penalty Kick Missed: -5
    • Midfielders

      • Goal: 7
      • Assist: 4
      • Shot on Target 2
      • Pass Completed: 0.05
      • Penalty Kick Missed: -5
      • Clean Sheet (if 45 or more minutes played): 2
      • Single Goal Match (if 45 or more minutes played): 1
    • Defender

      • Goal: 7
      • Assist: 4
      • Clean sheet (if 45 or more minutes played): 4
      • Single Goal Match (if 45 or more minutes played): 2
      • Tackle won: 0.5
      • Pass Completed: 0.03
      • Pass Intercepted: 0.25
      • Penalty Kick Missed: -5
    • Goalkeeper

      • Save: 1
      • Penalty Kick Saved: 7
      • Tackle Won: 1
      • Goal Allowed: -2
      • Clean Sheet (if 45 or more minutes played): 6
      • Single Goal Match (if 45 or more minutes played): 3

    Other Rules

    There will be no trading of players, no extra moves and no replacing injured or benched players

    Game Cancellations and Postponements

    In the event that a scheduled game is cancelled, preempted, or postponed for any reason, no points will be awarded for players in the cancelled, preempted, or postponed game or event.

    Suspended or Shortened Games

    Any statistics generated on a later date than when the game is completed will not be included due to the one day nature of our contests. If a game is shortened and statistics are included that day by Opta, those statistics WILL count.

    Roster Deadlines

    Contest entry will close ten minutes before the start of the first game included in the contest. You can edit your roster as many times as you like before the contest closing time. Once games begin, all players on participating teams will lock and can no longer be edited.

    Live Scoring

    Opta will provide live scoring based on their proprietary tracking system. Judgments of all statistics, such as if a pass is completed or a shot is on or off target, is solely the determination of Opta. The same rules apply to all our contestants, so there is no inherent advantage or disadvantage. If a scoring error by Opta is made after all matches in the contest are declared final and prizes are awarded, corrections will not be reflected nor will prizes be adjusted.

    Scoring Revisions

    During each football game we have in our system, Opta provides live statistics. After the game has concluded, draft4pride gets the final stats from Opta, which will be used to calculate the results of each contest. However, the leagues and stats provider will occasionally revise statistics after they have been submitted. In the event this occurs, the contestant's scores on draft4pride will not be updated. Note that this is not the case if a correction needs to be made after settlement due to a bug or issue with the data feed, the settlement process, or a glitch on draft4pride's side. In these cases the settlement process (including payment) may be reversed and redone correctly.


    Draft4pride will wait until all of the final statistics have been reported for each contest's games to ensure that the final results are accurate. Occasionally our source will change stats from the live scoring. In those cases, payouts will be based on the final statistics, not what is published during live games. If revisions are made after the final statistics are published, payouts will not be reversed or changed. If there is difficulty obtaining official results or issues with scoring, the contest may be settled the following day or whenever the final statistics are initially published.

    Unfilled Contests

    All open contests that are conducted on draft4pride have a guaranteed prize (or prizes) regardless of the number of entrants. Thus, the weekly large field tournaments will always pay the same amount to the winner, whether it is a busy week or a slow one. Some structured contests, however, require a specified number of participants. If that number of participants is not reached before the start of the contest, the contest will not take place and your entrance fee will be refunded. For example, a head-to-head challenge cannot take place without two willing competitors and a 10-person league may not be conducted with less than 10 entrants.

    Cancelling your Entry

    If a user decides to cancel their entry, they may only do so if a league is open, has not started, and is not "head-to-head." Some contests may specify that cancellations are not allowed.

    Cancelling Contests

    draft4pride reserves the right to cancel contests at our discretion, without any restrictions. This would typically be done only in cases where we believe there would be a widespread impact on the integrity of contests due to problems on the site or events impacting the sporting events.