Data visualisation

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

24y 162d - Across a single PL season, the youngest average starting XI age is 24y 162d (Leeds in 1999/2000). Babies. https://t.co/zEpc3i49XJ 2 hours ago

353 - Kolo Toure has played more games than any other African player in @premierleague history (353). Veteran. 23 hours ago

1 - David Moyes has lost just one of his 17 @premierleague games against Sunderland (W12 D4). Impression. 23 Jul

50% - David Moyes won half of his Premier League games as Manchester United manager (P34 W17 D6 L11). Regret. https://t.co/xpyJKKUgaD 23 Jul

190 - Only three PL managers (Ferguson, Wenger, Redknapp) have won more PL games than David Moyes (190). Seasoned. https://t.co/Ggu39sOvni 23 Jul

5 - Most Premier League games managed Ferguson - 810 Wenger - 752 Redknapp - 641 Allardyce - 467 Moyes - 461 Experience. 23 Jul

5 - League win % at most recent club before England job Allardyce - 30% Hodgson - 36% Capello - 61% McClaren - 34% Eriksson - 55% 22 Jul

14 - Sam Allardyce is the 14th full-time manager of @England. Appointed. https://t.co/UAbuRwTsZT 22 Jul

11 - Thanks for all the questions. The #OptaJoeYearbook is out on August 11. Pre-order it here: bit.ly/OptaJoe2016 Review. 22 Jul

28 - The longest unbeaten run of one team versus another in PL history is Chelsea v Spurs. Banker. twitter.com/lewisj77/statu… #OptaJoeYearbook 22 Jul

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.