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Analysing the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on Association Football’s Top 5 Leagues and its finances: Technical Report

Kelly, Andrew (2022) Analysing the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic on Association Football’s Top 5 Leagues and its finances: Technical Report. Undergraduate thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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This document will break down the approach that I have taken to complete the project. This project focuses on a variety of datasets that focus on the likes of transfer fees and market values of football players and also the revenues and expenditures of clubs in what are Europe’s top 5 leagues. The primary objective was to analyse whether the Covid-19 pandemic had an impact on the spending and revenues of football clubs and to investigate whether other leagues were affected more than the English premier league.

This document will provide the reader with an understanding of what the project set out to achieve and the work that was done in order to complete it such as the languages and applications used to help in its completion.

On the 23rd of December 2021, the midpoint documentation was submitted along with a video recording that broke down what work had been completed thus far along with the work that is left to be completed. Not all the relevant techniques had been learnt early on in the project and were only picked up in our second semester through our data and web mining class and our advanced business data analysis class.

The projects final submission is due on the 15th of May 2022. All datasets were web scraped using Python from sources such as and The techniques used and analysis carried out allowed me to draw conclusions about how each league was affected by the Covid-19 pandemic and also use modelling to predict where transfer fees are going in future for football clubs in Europe’s top 5 leagues. Analysis allowed me to find out public opinion in regard to transfer fees.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Electronic computers. Computer science
Q Science > QA Mathematics > Computer software
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology > Computer software
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GV Recreation Leisure > Sports > Soccer
Divisions: School of Computing > Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing
Depositing User: Clara Chan
Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2022 09:28
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 09:28

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