Data visualisation

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

4 - Steven Gerrard is the 4th English player to hit 20+ CL goals, after Rooney (29), Scholes (24) & Lampard (23). Golden. 48 minutes ago

9 - Kostas Mitroglou has scored nine goals in his last 13 Champions League games. Nightmare 1 hours ago

8 - Mario Balotelli has only scored eight goals in the Champions League but they have come for four different clubs. Journeyman. 58 minutes ago

26 - Real Madrid have now scored 26 goals in eight Champions League games in 2014. Juggernaut. 1 hours ago

1 - Carlos Tevez has scored his first Champions League goal since April 2009 (a period of 1003 mins of play). Relief. 1 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have conceded 2+ goals for the 11th time in their last 19 Champions League away games. Susceptible. 1 hours ago

1 - Liverpool and Arsenal have had a combined total of one shot on target so far. Frustrated. 1 hours ago

1:19 - Bram Nuytinck was booked after 1:19 mins, the fastest yellow card in the CL since Abou Diaby in Sep 2012 (0:21). Urgency. 1 hours ago

4 - Liverpool have now failed to score a first half goal at Anfield in four of their last five matches (all competitions). Lackadaisical. 1 hours ago

15 - Dortmund's opening goal against Arsenal came from their 15th shot of the game. Inevitable. 1 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.