Data visualisation

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

1 - Germany have lost a competitive game against a home nation for the first time since the 5-1 defeat to England in September 2001. Memory. 2 hours ago

1986 - Northern Ireland have qualified for a major tournament for the first time since the 1986 World Cup. Party. 3 hours ago

3 - Darren Randolph is only the third goalkeeper to assist a goal in Euro 2016 qualifying (Rui Patricio, Pyatov). Bouncing. 3 hours ago

90 - Ireland’s last three goals against Germany have all been scored in the 90th minute or beyond. Tempter. 3 hours ago

7 - Northern Ireland have scored more goals from set pieces than any other side in Euro 2016 qualifying (excluding penalties). Routine. 3 hours ago

7 - Seven of Matt Ritchie's last nine goals for club or country have come from outside the box. Thump. 3 hours ago

29 - Number of countries that have scored fewer goals in Euro 2016 qualifying than Robert Lewandowski (11 goals). Machine. 4 hours ago

2 - Greece have only scored two goals in Euro 2016 qualifying; the same as Gibraltar and only more than San Marino (1). Behind. 4 hours ago

6 - Arkadiusz Milik has now provided six assists in Euro 2016 qualifying; two more than any other player. Slipped. 4 hours ago

13 - Robert Lewandowski has now scored 13 goals in his last five appearances for club and country. Unstoppable. 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.