FANTASY EUROS

60 people entered the competition in the end. This means a total prize pot of £600. If you haven’t made your payment yet, then please do so ASAP so I can confirm prize monies. Top 5 will be paid out – roughly 1st-50%, 2nd-25%, 3rd-15%, 4th-7.5% & 5th-2.5% /  1st-£300, 2nd-£150, 3rd-£90, 4th-£45 & 5th-£15.

It was tough picking a squad, but every selection is unique.
A total of 185 different players have been selected.  Attached is a full list of all players selected and individual teams.
Despite being written off by a lot of pundits, Germany have been picked the most times, with 95% of teams containing a German. Not many people have confidence that Wales can repeat their exploits of 2016 as only 23% of teams contain a Welshman. Germany was the most diverse of selections – 11 different Germans picked, while (even though 90% of teams contain one) only 4 different England players have been picked.
COUNTRY PLAYERS PICKED %
Austria 7 43 72%
Belgium 5 47 78%
Croatia 7 43 72%
Czech Republic 9 52 87%
Denmark 7 51 85%
England 4 54 90%
Finland 10 33 55%
France 7 50 83%
Germany 11 57 95%
Hungary 10 24 40%
Italy 7 33 55%
Netherlands 8 53 88%
North Macedonia 6 24 40%
Poland 7 55 92%
Portugal 7 40 67%
Russia 6 51 85%
Scotland 7 56 93%
Slovakia 6 21 35%
Spain 9 16 27%
Sweden 8 39 65%
Switzerland 8 22 37%
Turkey 10 47 78%
Ukraine 11 35 58%
Wales 8 14 23%
185 960
Harry Kane was the most popular pick – he appears in 46 teams. Kasper Schmeichel was the most popular goalkeeper with 23 picks, Andy Robertson was the most popular defender with 35 picks and Ivan Perišić and Tomáš Souček the most popular midfielders with 23 picks.
I intend to email (and publish here) a league table after each round of games. I will also try and post some updates on the main blog page here, hopefully no later than lunch time the following day.