The aim of this project was to analyse how the Covid 19 pandemic impacted the finances of football clubs in what are generally considered the 5 top leagues of European football. I wanted to look at how matchday revenues, sponsorships and TV deals were affected and how this would affect the transfer fees paid to players and how clubs will negotiate new contracts for players.
During Covid there was a narrative circulating that clubs would be massively affected by Covid, primarily due to the loss of fans in the stadiums and all the other revenues that come from fans being in the stadium.
Another narrative that was put about was that the days of massive transfer fees and wages for football players were over as clubs will no longer be able to afford these large transfer fees. I wanted to see if this was the case and then to see if there was a difference in how badly different leagues were affected by the pandemic as there is an opinion that the English Premier League is a different beast financially compared to other leagues and deemed "too big to fail".
Using python to scrape data and clean the data from transfermarkt.com and statista.com. Transferred the data to excel and visualized the data using Python and Tableau.
Full-time student on track for a 2:1 grade. 6 months experience as software development intern at Travelport Digital. Through this internship I primarily worked as an Android App Developer for the EasyJet team while also working on a data analysis side project with my fellow interns where we created a KPI dashboard for the Senior Leadership Team to show how the company has performed in specific metrics.
For my career I aspire to move in to the data analytics side of the IT industry with a keen passion for how analytics is used in football and sport as a whole.
I have also got one years' experience working for Enterprise rent a car in Vancouver where I was responsible for the retrieval of cars from returning customers and filling out damage inspection forms and then preparing the vehicle for the next customer. I also have 4 months experience working as a retail assistant at Dunnes Stores.