Data visualisation

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

1 - Have you tested your @premierleague hat-trick knowledge in the latest @OptaJoe Sporcle quiz yet? Lunchtime. twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 4 hours ago

41 - 41 different nationalities have scored a @premierleague hat-trick. Can you name the 1st for each nation? Quiz. sporcle.com/games/Optajoe/… 23 May

3 - 3 players in the #Euro2016 Italy squad play in the #BPL, the 2nd most represented league after Serie A. Trend. https://t.co/KiVZ11OGQi 23 May

1.29 - Man Utd averaged 1.29 goals per game in the Premier League in 2015-16; their lowest league average since 1989-90 (1.21). Bored. 23 May

66% - Jose Mourinho has the highest win ratio of any manager in the Premier League (66%). Replacement? 23 May

10 - Manchester United failed to score in 10 Premier League games in 2015-16; their joint-highest tally in a single PL season. Shy. 23 May

51.3% - Louis van Gaal won 51.3% of league matches as Man Utd manager; only Sir Alex Ferguson (60.4%) & Ernest Mangall (54.2%) won more. Out 23 May

3 - Jamie Vardy has now scored in three consecutive games for England (three goals). Party. 22 May

0 - Harry Kane is the first England player to miss a penalty (excl. shootouts) since Frank Lampard missed against Japan in May 2010. Wide. 22 May

1 - Hakan Calhanoglu has scored Turkey's first ever goal v England (11 games, 32 conceded). History. 22 May

Visualisation

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.