Data visualisation

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

6 - @arekmilik9 has now scored with each of his last six shots on target for @AFCAjax in all competitions. Killer. 8 hours ago

3 - @AFCAjax have conceded three goals in a European home match for the first time since February 20, 2014, vs Red Bull Salzburg. Familiar. 8 hours ago

3 - SK Rapid Wien managed to score with all three of their shots on target vs Ajax. Efficient. 8 hours ago

13 - Only 4 players in PL history have scored more goals as a substitute than Edin Dzeko (Defoe 22, Kanu/Solskjaer 17, Hernandez 14). Impact 12 hours ago

5 - In each of the past five PL seasons, the eventual title winners have started their season in the Monday night game. Pointer. 12 hours ago

13 - Max Gradel has scored more goals than any other player in Ligue 1 in 2015. Cherry. 17 hours ago

37.8% - Ángel Di María beat his opponent with just 37.8% of dribbles in the PL last season, below the league average of 49.1%. Predictable. 3 Aug

1 - N'Golo Kanté both attempted (178) and won possession with (146) the most tackles in Ligue 1 in 2014/15. Solid. (via @OptaJean) 3 Aug

21 - Roberto Soldado has scored one goal for every 21 shots attempted in the Premier League (excl. penalties) since joining Spurs. Return. 3 Aug

5 - Chelsea have lost five of their last six Community Shield matches. Blue. 2 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.