Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

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19 - No side has scored more first-half Premier League goals this season than @LFC (level with Man City). Rampant. 5 hours ago

20 - Mohamed Salah is the first @premierleague player to have scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. Prol… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

14 - Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 10 away games for @LFC in all competition… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

1 - Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool just once in all competitions (P11 W1 D3 L7), although it came in this exact… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

28 - Alan Pardew has now collected just 28 points from a possible 120 in his last 40 @premierleague games (P40 W6 D… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

6812 - Gareth Barry has scored his first @premierleague goal as a substitute in 6812 days, with his previous one co… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

16 - Marcus Rashford has had a hand in 16 goals in 27 games in all competitions for @ManUtd this season (9 goals, 7… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

8 - Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in eight goals in eight @premierleague games against former club West Brom (five g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has never lost an away Premier League match against a side starting that day in the relegation z… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 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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