Data visualisation

Opta are at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways to display sports data, across all platforms.

2 - Sergio Aguero is only the second player to score a CL hat-trick against Bayern Munich (after Roy Makaay for Deportivo in '02). Surge. 1 hours ago

11 - Sergio Aguero has now scored 11 goals in 11 Champions League appearances since the start of last season. Hero. 2 hours ago

3 - All three of Lionel Messi's goals tonight for Barcelona have been scored with his right foot. Banter. 2 hours ago

10 - Sergio Aguero has now scored 10 goals in 11 Champions League appearances since the start of last season. Deadly. 2 hours ago

5 - Chelsea have scored five goals away from home in the Champions League for only the second time (5-0 vs Galatasaray in 1999). Romp. 2 hours ago

145 - Xavi has now made 145 appearances in the Champions League, more than any other player (Casillas - 144). Icon. 2 hours ago

34 - Lionel Messi has now scored 34 goals in his last 31 Champions League appearances. Mayhem. 2 hours ago

72 - Lionel Messi has now scored more goals in the Champions League/European Cup than any other player. Unstoppable. 3 hours ago

2 - Man City have now conceded 2+ goals in nine of their last 12 Champions League games. Brittle. 3 hours ago

72 - Lionel Messi is now the outright all-time top scorer in the history of the Champions League/European Cup. Legend. 3 hours ago


Bringing data to a new audience

Opta are committed to bringing data and statistics to a wider audience.  We believe that it is too important to be left to boring tables and reams of numbers.

Effective data visualisation is a key part of making data more accessible and widening its reach.  

Our data is collected and packaged in such a way that it makes it easy for our media and broadcast customers to present the information in an engaging and information way.

Adding context & colour to traditional coverage

For our print customers, our detailed data can add context to a moment, a match or a season.  Using infographics, player touchmaps, pass matrices and goal build-up images, it is possible to add colour and context to a traditional match report or season-to-date review.

Creating eye-catching visualisations

Our widgets can help to easily add cutting edge performance visualisation to any website.  From player heat-maps to match timelines, representing the data in an eye-catching way is the best way to maximise the impact of your online coverage.

Opta data, visualised

Piero’s Heatmap effect integrates and aggregates event data to highlight the most active areas of the pitch.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

The FourFourTwo StatsZone app allows users to analyse and share live stats on their iOS devices, as the game progresses.

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The Live Rugby Android smartphone app uses detailed Opta rugby feeds to produce an interactive analytical experience for rugby fans.

MLS Match Centre Chalkboard

Sky Sports used our data to create a widget comparing the current Manchester United defenders.

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of  Wales v England

Top tier cricket sponsor Investec, used detailed Opta cricket data for sponsored graphical output.