The Impact of Coronavirus to Football Events in April 2020

Many sports events including football events must be adjusted due to coronavirus pandemic. Here are some impacts of the pandemic that occurs in April 2020.

Aston Villa

April 25th, 2020, it was informed that the salaries of the senior management, coaches, and the first team players of Aston Villa will be deferred 25% for four months to adjust the current circumstance due to the pandemic.


April 25th, 2020, there was an announcement from Chelsea Football Club that the players from the first team will not get the cut for their payments.

The Eredivisie

The season of the Eredivisie as the football top tier in the Netherlands was abandoned. It means that there were no tittle winners as well as no teams relegated for the season.


South Korea has been proven as a country that could handle the coronavirus greatly. When the football league of other countries remains uncertain, it was informed on April 24th, 2020 that the K-League season in South Korea will be started on May 8th, 2020 after it was delayed for more than two months. However, the league will be done behind closed doors to avoid mass gathering.


The pandemic surely gave a big impact on the professional football league and the national football associations all around the world. That is why on April 24th, 2020, FIFA distribute relief fun to 211 national football associations. The number of funds reached £121 million.

The German Cup

The final match of the German Cup was originally scheduled on May 23rd, 2020. However, the pandemic made this final match must be postponed with no specific schedule.

Women’s European Championship

Many international sports competitions were scheduled in 2020 but they must be postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. The same circumstance happened to Women’s European Championship although it was originally scheduled in 2021. It was official that the championship will be moved to July 2022.

Premier League

There are only 92 matches left in the 2019-2020 season of the Premier League when the coronavirus pandemic strikes. After the meeting of the club representatives, the clubs were committed to playing all the remaining games. Nevertheless, the deadline for the restart is not been discussed yet.

Leeds United

The legend from Leeds United, Norman Hunter passed away in hospital after struggling against coronavirus. He was 76 years old.

Dundee United

There was a confirmation from the Scottish Championship. Dundee United became the champions on the season after the SPFL voted to end the season of the lower league.

Marouane Fellaini

Fellaini was one of the footballers that were reported positive coronavirus test. However, the former midfielder of Manchester United has fully recovered and left the hospital after taking treatment for about three weeks in China.

Bayern Munich

On April 6th, 2020, the Bayern Munich team returned to training for the first time since everything was halted due to the pandemic in the middle of March.  Bayern Munich became one of a few clubs in Bundesliga that went back to train. The suspension will be applied until at least the last April.