Data visualisation

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

18y 76d - Serge Gnabry became Arsenal's second youngest PL goalscorer when he scored against Swansea in September 2013. Homebound. 37 minutes ago

31 - Only David Silva (58) has more Premier League assists for Manchester City than Samir Nasri (31). Depart. https://t.co/lkl39unCgW 2 hours ago

4 - Wilfried Bony has completed 90 minutes in just four of his 36 Premier League appearances for Manchester City. Underused. 3 hours ago

1 - Joe Hart could be the first English goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance since the league began in 1929/30. Arrivederci. 30 Aug

95 - Since Aug 2010, Joe Hart has kept 95 Premier League clean sheets - 19 more than any other goalkeeper. Loaned. https://t.co/M2fFlBOHfd 4 hours ago

34 - Wilfried Bony has been directly involved in 34 goals in 58 PL starts for both Swansea and Man City (28 goals, 6 assists). Handy. 5 hours ago

43 – Alex Sandro (49) is the only defender to create more chances in Serie A than Marcos Alonso (43) since Aug 2015. Supply. 22 hours ago

16 - @TheRealBWP, @Guaje7Villa and Sebastian Giovinco are currently tied atop the @MLS 2016 golden boot race. Crowd. https://t.co/J5dBDm3wl3 30 Aug

27 – Since August 2015, Lucas Perez has had a hand in more goals than any other Spaniard in La Liga (27). Mercurial. https://t.co/1FeNeCjWFe 26 Aug

158 - Loic Remy has scored a @premierleague goal every 158 minutes, scoring 28 times in 74 PL games. Soar. https://t.co/ZkAGlZNiZP 30 Aug

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.