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How to get League & Cup Profile (Basic) - Football API sample code

Posted on June 12, 2020

Share the sample code using the interface call of iSports Api Sports Data www.isportsapi.com. This API endpoint returns the basic information of football leagues and cups.

import java.io.BufferedReader;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.io.InputStreamReader;
import java.net.HttpURLConnection;
import java.net.URL;

public class SportDemo {
  public static void main(String[] args) {
    // Set url parameter
    String url = "http://api.isportsapi.com/sport/football/league/basic?api_key=<YOUR_API_KEY>";

    // Call iSport Api to get data in json format
    String charset = "UTF-8";
    String jsonResult = get(url, charset);

        System.out.println(jsonResult);
  }

  /**
   * @param url
   * @param charset
   * @return return json string
   */
  public static String get(String url, String charset) {
    BufferedReader reader = null;
    String result = null;
    StringBuffer sbf = new StringBuffer();
    String userAgent = "Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/29.0.1547.66 Safari/537.36";
    try {
      URL newUrl = new URL(url);
      HttpURLConnection connection = (HttpURLConnection)newUrl.openConnection();
      connection.setRequestMethod("GET");
      connection.setReadTimeout(30000);
      connection.setConnectTimeout(30000);
      connection.setRequestProperty("User-agent", userAgent);
      connection.connect();
      InputStream is = connection.getInputStream();
      reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(is, charset));
      String strRead = null;
      while ((strRead = reader.readLine()) != null) {
        sbf.append(strRead);
        sbf.append("\r\n");
      }
      reader.close();
      result = sbf.toString();
    } catch (Exception e) {
      e.printStackTrace();
    }
    return result;
  }
}

The football API returns the data as follows:

{
  "code": 0,
  "message": "success",
  "data": [
    {
      "leagueId": "111",
      "name": "Ireland Premier Division",
      "shortName": "IRE PR",
      "type": 1,
      "subLeagueName": "League"
    },
    {
      "leagueId": "122",
      "name": "Argentine Division 1",
      "shortName": "ARG D1",
      "type": 1,
      "subLeagueName": "League"
    },
    {
      "leagueId": "133",
      "name": "Austrian Bundesliga",
      "shortName": "AUT D1",
      "type": 1,
      "subLeagueName": ""
    },
    {
      "leagueId": "144",
      "name": "Brazil Serie A",
      "shortName": "BRA D1",
      "type": 1,
      "subLeagueName": ""
    }
  ]
}

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