What moves transfer market value and how to model it
Welcome to the second episode of our EA FIFA dataset exploration series, where we uncover the untold stories of footballers using the FIFA dataset. In our previous post, we looked at how age affects a player’s on-pitch abilities, and now we’re turning our attention to the economic side of football.
Just like the stock market, the transfer market in football is a constantly fluctuating landscape, with players’ values rising and falling based on performance and a wide range of other factors. As fans, we often marvel at the talent of our favorite players, but have you ever considered their worth as an investment? What are the factors that move the needle in this multi-billion dollar industry? In this post, we’ll dive into the world of FIFA player valuation and explore how a data-driven approach can help us better understand the rise and fall of these sporting assets. Get ready to witness the intersection of football and finance like never before, uncovering insights that can inform decisions for clubs, agents, and fans alike.