Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

Opta have been at the forefront of the sports data revolution for over 15 years.

137 - Since Jürgen Klopp first took charge of #LFC, they've won 137 points (6th most) in the Premier League. Preview bit.ly/2xSKiLW 1 hours ago

3 - Only three sides have progressed past the Europa League group stages after collecting one point in the first th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

1 - Everton have picked up just 1 point after 3 Europa League group stage games – the worst start of any English cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

10 - Bertrand Traore has been directly involved in 10 goals in just 15 starts in the Europa League (six goals, four… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. https://t.co/gnvtCUp4e2 15 hours ago

12 - Nabil Fekir has been directly involved in 12 goals in 12 appearances for Lyon this season (eight goals, four a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

11 - Theo Walcott’s assist was his 11th for Olivier Giroud in all comps; only Mesut Ozil has provided more assists… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have kept their first clean sheet away from home in European competition since beating Olympiakos 3-0 i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

7 - Everton have won seven of their last nine games at Goodison Park in European competition including qualifiers (D1 L1). Hope. 17 hours ago

7 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven starts in Europe for Arsenal (6 goal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

Company history

1996

The Opta brand is first associated with the Premier League through the launch of a ranking system, The Opta Index.  This was seen on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

2002

Aidan Cooney's Sportingstatz business purchases the assets of Opta from BSkyB.  Current senior members of the operational management team all transfer to the new business.

2005

Opta opens its German operation.

2006

Current collection methodology adopted for football incorporating x/y co-ordinates and time coding with live collection by two people, plus a checker.

Opta opens its Italian operation.

2007

Opta purchases a stake in a Spanish business, Geca Sport.  

2009

Opta opens its French operation.

2010

Opta opens its Leeds office as the centre for rugby data collection.

2011

Opta opens offices in New York to service Major League Soccer and in Sydney to build on its market leading rugby presence in the northern hemisphere.

2012

Appointed by The ECB as official data providers to English cricket.

The OptaPro brand launches.

Opta purchases a 15% stake in Xeatre.

Opta opens its South American operation in Montevideo, Uruguay.

2013

Opta acquired by Perform Group, and becomes one of the high-profile brands within the Perform Content division.

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