Analysis Of Football Injury Data From 2015-2021. Are Heart-Related Injuries More Frequent In The Year 2021?

The COVID World post date: December 26th, 2021

By Data Chinchilla

There have been many headlines about football players collapsing and dying recently and there are claims that it is happening a lot more frequently this year than you would normally expect.

Many lists have been compiled for this year with an array of news articles of such cases happening.

Claims have been made that these injuries could be related to the COVID-19 vaccines as for example myocarditis is linked to mRNA vaccines such as Pfizer and Moderna.

There’s also an abstract in the American Heart Association journalCirculation‘ by cardiologist Steven Gundry in which he details the results of testing heart inflammation markers of hundreds of patients who have had the vaccines. Those who took the vaccine had elevated levels which indicate a more than 200% increase in heart disease risk over 5 years.

I haven’t found a good comparison of heart-related issues in football for 2021 with previous years so how can we tell if there are a higher number of heart injuries this year than before?

I decided to go over data from Transfermarkt.com.

Transfermarkt.com

They keep track of injuries of football players and they have a list of over 900,000 player profiles. Not every player has up-to-date profiles, but if we are lucky we can still compile something statistically significant from there. This will allow us to compare the 2021 heart-related injury rates to previous years.

I wrote a script to go over all injury pages, for all players. It took a while to crawl over 900,000 pages, but here I present the findings.

Example of a page highlighting those injuries:

Findings

The first and most obvious thing I could think of was to just compare absolute numbers. How many cases of “Heart Condition” has there been for each year?

Following that, I figured I compile a list of injuries that stand out for the year 2021. I will compare each injury that occurs with at least 1 out of 2000 frequencies.

We will look at the data from 2015, since before 2015, injuries were not tracked as well, skewing the data.

For 2020 and 2021, there were also many “Corona virus” and “Quarantine” listed out as injuries. I have filtered those to have better comparisons with previous years.

Injuries listed by year

This data does indicate that heart-related injuries have been much more frequent this year than all the other years before.

In the other years besides 2021, there were a combined total of 89217 injuries, with 100 being heart conditions (0.11%). And in 2021, there were 19912 injuries, with 44 heart conditions (0.22%). This is an increase of 100% in the rate of heart-related conditions.

It seems clear that there is statistical significance to this number. The question is – what has caused it? Is it COVID-19, the vaccines, or something else entirely?

There’s more than a 99% chance that these heart conditions are not a statistical fluke.

2021 saw the rate of heart-related conditions double compared to the average of all other years.

Blue = All other years, Red = 2021

Injuries more frequent for 2021 than expected average

Injuries that have happened more frequently than 1 out of 2000 times, ordered by how much more frequently they appeared compared to the average rate from all injuries.

This average also considers the total average per injury counted to treat fairly years where there were fewer injuries happening.

So here, “Heart Condition” also stands out for the current year as the data indicates twice the average of other years.

Another injury that stands out is “Contracture,” which is a permanent shortening of a muscle or joint. This injury also stood out for 2020, but not for other years.

Injuries more frequent for 2020 than expected average

So “Contracture” also stands out here, but just in case let’s also review 2019 as a comparison.

It also seems that some COVID-19 cases, even though I removed those injuries from the list, may have been classified as “Virus Infection”.

Injuries more frequent for 2019 than expected average

Heart condition injuries count by quarter of the year ordered

So far it’s clear that 2021 is the most popular year for heart conditions.

It would be interesting to know how they generally divide amongst the year and how they compare to other quarters.

This would allow us to see whether most heart-related issues happened in Q2, Q3, and Q4 of 2021 when the bulk of COVID vaccinations was done for footballers.

The average “Heart Condition” injury per quarter is 5.14.

Let’s now order all the quarters since 2015. Here are the top 20 quarters laid out.

So Q3 of 2021 does seem quite a bit above all other quarters, with Q2 and Q4 of 2021 following.

Overall, this does give an impression that doesn’t rule out that these heart conditions are being caused by the vaccine.

Frequency Conjecture

The following is a complete conjecture and guesswork. Since there does seem to be at least a correlation, then how frequent are those incidents?

In the database, I crawled over 900,000 profiles, but not all of them are active players, and injuries are not tracked in great detail for lower-profile players. Most players whom injuries are tracked should have at least one injury per 2-3 seasons.

I picked some news articles from lists about heart issues happening in football players in 2021, and many of them didn’t seem to have “Heart Condition” listed as injury in Transfermarkt. So it seems safe to say that not all injuries, especially for lower-profile player are being well tracked.

I decided to count all players who have had any injury recorded in 18/19, 19/20, or 20/21. The total number was 26085.

In 2021, there were 44 heart conditions, which means the frequency would yield to around 1 out of 600.

Excess heart conditions are 30, and if for instance, we expect 70% of players to have received vaccinations, this would mean 30 heart conditions per 18259 vaccinated players. Or similarly around 1 out of 600.

Conclusion

There are more football players with heart-related issues this year than in many other years before according to the data recorded by Transfermarkt. If we were to assume that all excess is caused by vaccinations, it would yield to around a 1 out of 600 chance for footballers to get a heart condition after vaccination.

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Double vaccinated and boosted
Double vaccinated and boosted
23 days ago

Maybe if these clowns used “sudden or untimely death” im sure it would be at least 10x

gregg
gregg
23 days ago

2021 the year of sudden unexpected deaths.

https://nypost.com/2021/12/26/fdny-lieutenant-found-dead-at-nyc-firehouse/

Recently promoted FDNY lieutenant found dead at Staten Island firehouse
A recently promoted FDNY lieutenant was found dead at his Staten Island firehouse Sunday morning, officials said.

Lt. Joseph Maiello, 53, was discovered deceased at Engine 163/Ladder 83 at 875 Jewett Ave. in Castleton Corners, the FDNY said.

The death was believed to be natural, but the city Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause, the NYPD said.

gregg
gregg
Reply to  gregg
22 days ago

https://people.com/tv/jean-marc-vallee-director-big-little-lies-dallas-buyers-club-dead/
Jean-Marc Vallée, Director of Big Little Lies and Dallas Buyers Club, Dead at 58

Jean-Marc Vallée passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Sunday at his cabin outside of Quebec City, PEOPLE confirms

jacquelynsauriol
jacquelynsauriol
23 days ago

Think of how the jabbed athletes feel, like so many feel, a ticking bomb…told to go sit at home. Now the unjabbed have to speak up for these people they cannot even protest in fear of their hearts malfunctioning….what hell is this?

Tony
Tony
Reply to  jacquelynsauriol
23 days ago

Incredible programming is what that is ….. read the book THE TRANCEFORMATION OF AMERICA…. Cathy O’Brien’s descriptions of her CIA mind control , and how they programmed her through the use of FEAR-
Book came out in 1995- immediately was buried by msm of that day- but her last words in her book concerning Education 2000 and what she knew of the NWO leaders of that era, she knew that was all they talked about – was the new world order

CW C
CW C
22 days ago

There’s is a medical article from BMJ saying 120 fifa players/year dying in 2014-2018, just wondering if anyone has a rebuttal for that, as other studies were saying 54 in 2000-2013 and 44 in US college in 30-40 years? Thanks

Calcr
Calcr
22 days ago

The assumption is wrong. It is 1:300 in premiumleagues

Terry Bruge-Hiplo
Terry Bruge-Hiplo
22 days ago

I want to draw attention to the fact that the sample size is very small (26,085 players).

So for example if the jabs caused myopericarditis at a rate of 1 in 5,000 then we would only see an additional 5 cases of “heart condition” show up in the stats.

Also assuming all players are jabbed.

juli
juli
Reply to  Terry Bruge-Hiplo
22 days ago

The study group in children was smaller, much much smaller. FDA said 3100.

Metatron89
Metatron89
22 days ago

Very interesting.

I’d be very interested to know what would happen to the numbers if you only compared players that play in leagues in countries with a high vaccination rate?

As covid-19 itself (as many viruses do) causes heart related inflammation then I would’ve thought this would need controlling for?

The only way I can think to do this is to compare the above calculated number and compare it to a number calculated from players that play in leagues that play in countries with high infection rates but low vaccination rates.

Also a minor point but the “heart injuries by quarter” graph seems to have a graphing error, the lowest number should be the 1st quarter of 2020 but the lowest point on the graph seems to be 4th quarter of 2018?

Thanks.

Mike Johnson
Mike Johnson
Reply to  Metatron89
22 days ago

Where is this mythical virus you claim to have isolated? And where is this mythical contagion you assume exists? Your post is replete with unwarranted assumptions, and flat out fraud.

Harley
Harley
Reply to  Mike Johnson
22 days ago

Are you a scientist? You would not know fraud if it bit you! Claiming fraud is only your opinion, and a dumb opinion it is.

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Harley
2 days ago

You don’t really understand this do you. The so called virus has never been isolated or purified. No purified particle has been scientifically shown to cause disease and be found in all the people supposedly ill. The genomes are pure computer fabrications using a bit of DNA found in the culture soup but not proven to have anything to do with a virus. That small sequence is built into a genome using computers and bank genomes which are themselves pretty meaningless. The primers used in the tests are derived from these fabricated genomes. To say this is fraud is a colossal understatement.

Metatron89
Metatron89
Reply to  Mike Johnson
22 days ago

Well I think that tells me all I need to know 🙂

bill gates lap dog
bill gates lap dog
Reply to  Mike Johnson
21 days ago

You must be a conspiracy theorist or an anti vaxer

Dan
Dan
Reply to  bill gates lap dog
2 days ago

Wouldn’t an anti vaxxer, like I am, be a truth seeker since the harm these drugs do it is proven already beyond any doubt with massive pay outs of tax payers money in the billions in both the USA and everywhere else?

John Parson
John Parson
22 days ago

A blood clot or heart attack is not a ‘sports injury’. That would be a sprained ankle, a pulled thigh muscle or a dislocated shoulder.

BeauToxx
BeauToxx
22 days ago

The mRNA is going through clinical trials to determine safety now on the world population. The unvaxxed is the control group. Governments are panicked to have 100% vaxxed to eliminate this group that can show harm is caused by the COVID vaxx.

Dan Gerous
Dan Gerous
22 days ago

German newspaper reported a month ago that the number of deaths/collapses of professional athletes was over 100 for the last 6 months. They have records going back to 1889 and the average per year was usually 2-3, spiking at 8. Since then, the count is up to over 150 in the last 7 months.

R K
R K
Reply to  Dan Gerous
22 days ago

Do you have a link for that?

Matt Evans
Matt Evans
22 days ago

So sceptical about the I’ll effects of these vaccines too. But purely looking at the dates will not give our definitive answer. Purely because we are going through a pandemic involving the virus. Taking away the vaccine administration, how many people hot these heart problems caused purely by the corona virus??? I think the only way to measure say since the vaccines were introduced would be looking at the number of cases in unvaccinated against those partially/fully vaccinated. That will give a clear result in my opinion

Black Eagle
Black Eagle
Reply to  Matt Evans
22 days ago

True. Year to year variations do not allow the most accurate comparisons, given variations in weather and other social factors from year to year. But comparing Vaxxed versus unvaxxed is better. The problem is, sports clubs tend to demand everyone be vaxxed.

Dan
Dan
Reply to  Matt Evans
2 days ago

How are people still so totally ignorant of the facts here. There is no virus. That fact is right in your face. How can you not see it? I’ll repeat what I wrote earlier as I cant be bothered doing it twice. The so called virus has never been isolated or purified. No purified particle has been scientifically shown to cause disease and be found in all the people supposedly ill. The genomes are pure computer fabrications using a bit of DNA found in the culture soup but not proven to have anything to do with a virus. That small sequence is built into a genome using computers and bank genomes which are themselves pretty meaningless. The primers used in the tests are derived from these fabricated genomes. To say this is fraud is a colossal understatement.

Fred Hawkins
Fred Hawkins
22 days ago

One bit of evidence that it wasn’t the virus: Using the chart of heart conditions by quarter, Q1-4 2021 are all way ahead of Q1-4 2020. The virus was around in 2020, yet the rate of this condition jumped in 2021, and particularly once the vaccine was widely available.

Metatron89
Metatron89
Reply to  Fred Hawkins
22 days ago

I’d already thought of this and as most of the leagues weren’t playing through the year, the overall injury rate was incredibly low in general not just in heart conditions.

Metatron89
Metatron89
Reply to  Fred Hawkins
22 days ago

Also it may be that the effects of the virus on the heart may only be noticed a year or so later.

xxcafeprimaxx
xxcafeprimaxx
Reply to  Metatron89
14 days ago

The effect of the virus on the heart after a year? I think that if something attacks your most important organs to the extent that they represent it, then there must be a change right away, maybe not immediately, but the harmful substances (and derivatives of it) do not rest while we rest.They destroy 24h. If the virus were the cause, the visible symptoms would be quickly. Has anyone seen smallpox without pimples? Or a cold without a runny nose? Everything that comes to the body from the outside makes itself felt. Only what the body creates itself is without immediate symptoms, e.g. cancer. Cancer is a new creation of the body and that is why it makes itself felt so late. So let’s be honest. Everything from the outside, if it is harmful, gives a sign immediately in the form of fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and so to more serious symptoms as a heart attack

Last edited 14 days ago by xxcafeprimaxx
Alger
Alger
22 days ago

Curious that american athletes aren’t getting sick or dying. Somebody is lying. Either the vaccines are safe or the athletes haven’t been vaccinated.

Black Eagle
Black Eagle
Reply to  Alger
22 days ago

Not necessarily lying. Popular American football does not require non-stop running as is true with European “soccer”, which they also call football. Greater cardio-vascular stress in the European group.

Alger
Alger
Reply to  Black Eagle
22 days ago

Interesting. I would have thought the opposite given the physical interaction of american football.

Non compliant
Non compliant
Reply to  Alger
22 days ago

Theirs been a few basket ball flops

CW C
CW C
Reply to  Alger
21 days ago

That’s what I thought but then going through the list of 300+ injured or dead on another site, there are a few bball players ranging from NBA to college level. It’s just more pronounced in soccer probably because they’re already at higher risk before these shots and there are more players overall eg MC is around 1/3,000 for teen boys so say a few 1/10,000 for example for young athlete men then number of players in the league and around the world affect the outcome

https://goodsciencing.com/covid/athletes-suffer-cardiac-arrest-die-after-covid-shot/

Non compliant
Non compliant
22 days ago

After seeing the conclusion of of microscope study of the various jabs, they all show signs of self assembling carbon nano tubes. They gravitate to the heart cns, and brain for extra charge and function. Exited hearts provide lots of extra energy and plop plap plop another one flops from over production over exertion round the heart. None tech tracking the pricked and helping move RNA into place, God save us.

JamesM
JamesM
21 days ago

How many players died from the “heart condition” in prior years?
That’s your anomaly and smoking gun.

Emma
Emma
20 days ago

I am not convinced that the premier league players who are supposedly jabbed truly have been. They certainly have the means to fake it. Football is very corrupt. Plus you have clubs like City and Liverpool who do such things as caffeine cycling and use asthma inhalers – a lot of stress is put on their hearts. It would be highly irresponsible of club doctors to recommend they be jabbed on top of that. I can imagine club doctors will happily amend medical records to show jabs are taken.

sissi
sissi
13 days ago

Opening is a bit misleading. you talk first about death claim to switch to heart conditions.
What is behind heart conditions? everything from shortness of breath to death?

What about a selection bias as well?. Since a covid positive player can’t play . And since the vaccine can cause myocarditis or pericarditis , are those increase heart conditions just a recipe of the time when you should not attempt sport just after the vaccine? What if all those players would have played just after covid infection (and remission)? or worse , with the covid.

Last edited 13 days ago by sissi
sissi
sissi
Reply to  sissi
13 days ago

I mean…a more precise classification is lacking as well as time distance from vaccine and also history of covid infection.

lost soul
lost soul
11 days ago

How did you arrive at „Excess heart conditions are 30“. Was it by rounding 27,3?
That’s what I get by substracting the average of heart-injuries 2015-20 (16,7) from heart-injuries for 2021 (44).
Using your 70% vax rate, it would amount to 1 excess injury for 670 vaxed, or 0,15 %.
If deriving the number of excess heart-injuries from deviation from prior-years proportion of heart-injuries among all injuries (, which I suppose is the less accurate method): 26085 * 0,7 / 22 = [ 1 in ] 830, or 0,12 %.

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