Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

55 - A club has now had 55+ points after 22 PL games 4 times, with Chelsea responsible for 3 of those (04-05, 05-06 and 16-17). Dominating. 13 hours ago

101 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have provided more PL assists than Cesc Fabregas (101, level with W Rooney). Conductor. 14 hours ago

7 - Following Victor Moses' assist, Diego Costa has now had more different players assist him than any other PL player this season. Friends. 14 hours ago

51:35 - At 51 minutes and 35 seconds, Diego Costa's is the latest 1st half goal since Opta started recording exact times (2006-07). Gasp. 14 hours ago

4 - Diego Costa has scored a goal in each of his four Premier League appearances against Hull City. Tamed. 14 hours ago

100 - Diego Costa is playing his 100th game in all comps for Chelsea, scoring 51 goals and assisting 17 so far. Cen… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

90 - Arsenal are the first club to score 2 90th minute PL winners in the same season v the same team since Man U v Man City in 09-10. Drama. 16 hours ago

7 - Arsenal have conceded more penalty goals this season than they have in any other Premier League campaign. Blow. 16 hours ago

5 - Since the start of last season, Granit Xhaka has had more red cards than any other player in the big 5 Euro leagues. Reckless. 16 hours ago

12 - Arsenal have scored 12 headed goals this season in the Premier League, more than any other side. Nutty. 16 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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