Data visualisation

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

70 - Cristiano Ronaldo is now just one goal away from equalling Raúl's record of 71 Champions League goals. Chase. http://t.co/NGMBlvUxJu 31 minutes ago

8 - @Podolski10 has scored eight goals in his last 10 Champions League appearances, including six in nine for Arsenal. Aha. 3 hours ago

20 - England currently find themselves 20th in the latest FIFA rankings. The last time they were lower was in May 1996 (24). Wannabes. 3 hours ago

10 - Ronaldo has now scored in 10 successive matches; he has never recorded a run of 11. Bravo 16 hours ago

85 - Iker Casillas has won more games than any other player in the Champions League history (Xavi Hernandez, 84). Clásico. 16 hours ago

2 - Arsenal's two goals vs Anderlecht were the final two shots of the game. Brinksmanship. 17 hours ago

5 - Five of Arsenal's last six Champions League away wins have been by a single goal. Squeak. 17 hours ago

3 - Tonight is the first time in their history that Liverpool have lost a European home game by a three goal margin. Humbled. 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have now kept only clean sheet in their last 10 games in all competitions. Repetitive. 18 hours ago

19 - Mario Mandzukic has now scored 19 goals in 23 Champions League appearances. Menace. 18 hours ago

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.