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Determinants of Football Players’ Market Value in the Czech Football League
Název práce v češtině: Faktory tržní hodnoty hráčů v české fotbalové lize
Název v anglickém jazyce: Determinants of Football Players’ Market Value in the Czech Football League
Klíčová slova: fotbal, přestupy, tržní hodnoty, česká liga, herní statistiky
Klíčová slova anglicky: football, transfers, market values, Czech league, game statistics
Akademický rok vypsání: 2018/2019
Typ práce: bakalářská práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Institut ekonomických studií (23-IES)
Vedoucí / školitel: PhDr. Radek Janhuba, M.A., Ph.D.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno vedoucím/školitelem
Datum přihlášení: 23.05.2019
Datum zadání: 23.05.2019
Datum a čas obhajoby: 10.06.2020 09:00
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:04.05.2020
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 10.06.2020
Oponenti: Mgr. Barbora Gregor, Ph.D.
 
 
 
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Seznam odborné literatury
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MÜLLER, Oliver, Alexander SIMONS and Markus WEINMANN. Beyond crowd judgments: Data-driven estimation of market value in association football. European Journal of Operational Research. 2017, 263(2), 611-624.

NEWMAN, Dylan. Predicting Transfer Values in the English Premier League. Seminar paper, department of Economics, Duke University

Wicker, Pamela & Weimar, Daniel & Prinz, Joachim & Deutscher, Christian & Upmann, Thorsten. (2013). No Pain, No Gain: Effort and Productivity in Professional Soccer. International journal of sport finance. 8. 124-139.
Předběžná náplň práce v anglickém jazyce
Research question and motivation
Transfer windows in football are eagerly awaited segments of a football season all around the globe, Czech Republic being no exception. Teams are spending large amounts of money, hoping that they will sell players they no longer need and sign their target players at the best transfer price. In order to predict the value a player may have, teams use a variety of models which give players a certain market value based on their performance on the pitch.

While a fair amount of research has been conducted in the best European leagues on what the factors that determine a player’s market value are, there are no models based purely on the data from the Czech first football league. We believe that there are specific factors in the Czech league in which it differs from the best European leagues, making the foreign models less precise. One such factor could be the public conviction, that players from the Czech league have smaller market values than their equally skilled counterparts from the western leagues. Some factors may also be more important in the Czech Republic. Performance in the Champions League or Europa League may influence the transfer values differently because Czech teams do not participate in these competitions that often. We want to test how the factors, that determine a transfer value, differ in the Czech league and create a model which would suit these different conditions better.

Research questions:
1. Which factors can influence players’ values differently in the Czech League?
2. Do these factors actually influence the players’ market values differently?

Contribution
This thesis will extend the current research on football players’ market values, taking into account specific aspects of the Czech first football league. If the results indicate presence of the specific aspects, the created model will be a better representation of the Czech transfer market.

Methodology
We are going to use detailed data on match performance (such as accuracy of passes, number of goals scored, number of successful tackles et cetera) of players who have been a part of a transfer in/out of/within the Czech first football league in the last several years. The exact specification of the methodology will be chosen based on the available data and diagnostics of estimated models. The match performance data will be obtained from the official website of the league and from a professional football platform wyscout.com. The data on market values and transfer prices will be provided by transfermarkt.de. We will analyze this data using a multiple linear regression and OLS estimation.

Outline
1. Introduction
2. Theoretical Background
3. Description of the Data
4. Model
5. Results and Discussion
6. Conclusion
 
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