The world's leading sports data provider

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.

9 - Crystal Palace went nine Premier League games without scoring in 1994/95, a PL record run. Drought #OptaAdvent 2 hours ago

0.82 - Of players to play 10+ PL games in December, no player has a better goals/game ratio than Roque Santa Cruz (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

1 - Hapoel Be'er Sheva scored with their first shot on target of the match. Clinical. 14 hours ago

1107- Manchester United have won their first European away game (excl. qualifiers) since November 27 2013, 1107 days ago. Overdue. 16 hours ago

7 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored seven goals in his last six games for Manchester United. Form. 16 hours ago

1 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored his first Manchester United goal on his 11th appearance for the club. Duck. 17 hours ago

8 - Manchester United have lost eight of their last nine away games in Europe, drawing the other (excluding qualifiers). Struggles. 18 hours ago

149 – Les Ferdinand scored the most goals without a single one coming from the penalty spot in Premier League histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Dec

8 - Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira have all received a PL-high eight red cards. Mist #OptaAdvent 8 Dec

3 - @TheGeoffHurst is still the only player to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final. Iconic. twitter.com/England/status… 8 Dec

About Opta

High definition live sports data

Part of Perform Content, a division of Perform Group, Opta is the world's leading live, detailed sports data provider.

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.

800 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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