Data visualisation

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

Great stuff by @NYTSports @wilsonandrews @wardnyt using @OptaSuit data on the #USWNT #WWC semi finalists.… 7 hours ago

22 - From the start of April until the end of the season, Leicester won more points than any other Premier League side. Ostriches. 5 hours ago

2 – Aaron Cresswell was one of just two outfield players to play every minute of every PL game last season (J. Terry, the other). Rewarded. 10 hours ago

13 - It is thirteen seasons since West Ham last finished in the top eight of the top flight of English football. Ambitious. 13 hours ago

4 - Eduardo Vargas is the first #CHI player to score 4+ goals in a Copa America season since Iván Zamorano in 1991. Trick. #ChilevsPeru 22 hours ago

4 - Four of the seven red cards at Copa America 2015 have been shown during Chile matches. Feisty. 15 hours ago

13 - Since making his Real Madrid debut in Sept 2005, Sergio Ramos has collected more red cards in La Liga than any other player (13). Fury. 29 Jun

22 - Semi-final opponents Japan (23) are the only team to have used more players than @england (22) at the #FIFAWWC2015. Depth. 29 Jun

Cech stat pack: How does Arsenal's new goalkeeper compare to Ospina & Szczesny? 29 Jun

78% - Petr Cech has posted the best saves to shots ratio of any goalkeeper in the Premier League over the last three seasons. Coup. 29 Jun


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.