Data visualisation

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

10 - #ENG (11 in 1966 WC) are the only British side to score more goals at a major tournament than #WAL at #EURO2016. Rampant. 1 hours ago

1992 - #WAL are the 1st team to reach the semi-final in their EUROs debut since Sweden in 1992. Strong. #EURO2016 1 hours ago

2 - Aaron Ramsey is the first British player to assist 2+ goals in a EURO game since David Beckham v Portugal in 2000. Rambo. #EURO2016 2 hours ago

5 - Aaron Ramsey created 5 chances in the 1st half, three more than any other player in #WALBEL. Strings. #EURO2016 2 hours ago

8 - Wales have scored 8 goals at #EURO2016, only twice has a British team scored more at a major tournament (#ENG in 1966 and 2004). Fire. 2 hours ago

4 - Aaron Ramsey has scored or assisted four of the last six goals netted by #WAL players. Involved. #EURO2016 2 hours ago

4 - @hazardeden10 has now delivered more assists in 5 games at the #EURO2016(4) than in 31 PL games for Chelsea in 2015/16 (3). Devil. 2 hours ago

4 - Eden Hazard is the first player in a Euros tournament with four assists since Ljubinko Drulovic in 2000. Gift. 3 hours ago

1996 – A British team has not made the semi-finals of a major international tournament since #ENG in Euro 96. Target. #WALBEL #EURO2016 3 hours ago

2 - #WAL have only lost two of their nine games at major tournaments, v Brazil in 1958 and #ENG in 2016. Dragons. 4 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.