The world's leading sports data company

Our mission is to create a global standard for live sports data. We believe that Opta data enhances and illuminates every area of sport, from live broadcasts and online coverage to professional performance analysis.

3 - Man City v Aston Villa was the first game in PL history to have goalscorers from three different South American countries. Exotic. 4 hours ago

1 - Tom Cleverley has scored his first Premier League goal since scoring v Villa in December 2013. Rarity. 5 hours ago

7 - Graziano Pellè is the 7th Italian player to score 10+ goals in a PL term after Ravanelli, Baiano, Di Canio, Vialli, Zola, Balotelli. Top 5 hours ago

1 - The last time Aston Villa came from behind at HT to win in the Premier League was v Man City in September 2013. Hope. 5 hours ago

4 - Sergio Aguero has scored four goals in his last three Premier League games after going five without scoring. Refreshed. 6 hours ago

4 - Leicester City have won four successive games within a single top-flight season for the first time since 1966. Outfoxing. 7 hours ago

7 - Newcastle United have lost seven successive league games for only the second time in their history (10, Aug-Oct 1977). Dire. 7 hours ago

26 - No Premier League team has conceded more home goals than Newcastle United this season. Struggles. 7 hours ago

2 - Matthew Taylor had scored seven of his eight Premier League penalties before today, missing for Bolton v Reading in 2008. Return. 7 hours ago

2 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has scored and assisted in the same Premier League game for the first time since the opening day v Man Utd. Cool. 7 hours ago

About Opta

High definition live sports data

Opta is the world's leading sports data company and is owned by digital sports media group PERFORM.  We collect, package, analyse and distribute more live data, in more detail, than anyone else.

The level of detail we collect brings an added dimension to the world of sport.  It allows for more innovative broadcast coverage, more engaging online and print reporting and more intelligent professional analysis.

More live data than anyone else

This high definition data is collected and analysed live by Opta.  It is databased and supplied within seconds of the action happening on the pitch.  This means it can be used to create an ongoing narrative as the drama unfolds.  

As the live data goes into our databases, it adds to the most comprehensive archive of sports data on the planet.

Our skilled editorial teams across the world use this archive to create a level of content that is unmatched in its authenticity and credibility.  The biggest and best brands in the world of sport rely on it to power their coverage across a range of platforms.

300 customers, 40 countries, one global standard

Opta is built on a consistent and reliable approach across our global data collection operation.  All of our data is collected to the same standard, using the same software and to the same definitions.

Our customers, and sports fans across the world can be confident in Opta data.  Players and teams are compared using the same global standard, and it is this passion for consistency that has ensured that Opta has become the byword for credibility in the world of sports data.

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