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.

4 - England have now gone four games without a clean sheet for the first time since August 2013. Leaky. 9 hours ago

1 - Wayne Rooney netted his 52nd goal for England, but his first ever as a substitute. Cameo. 9 hours ago

18 - At 18 years and 208 days old, Marcus Rashford is the youngest player ever to score on his England debut. Dreams. 10 hours ago

1 - Martin O’Neill has lost just one of his last 12 games in charge of the Republic of Ireland (W6 D5). Solid. 11 hours ago

10 - Michael O’Neill is unbeaten in his last 10 games as Northern Ireland manager (W5 D5). Momentum. 11 hours ago

2 - Marcus Rashford (18y 208d) is the 2nd youngest England debutant under Roy Hodgson, after R Sterling (17y 341d v Sweden, 2012). Fledged. 12 hours ago

2 – Jose Mourinho and Sir Alex Ferguson are the only two managers in Premier League history to earn more than 90 points in a season. Throne. 15 hours ago

50 - Can you name the top 50 English players with most Premier League appearances? Quiz. sporcle.com/games/Optajoe/… 17 hours ago

1 – Jose Mourinho is the first ex-Chelsea manager to take charge of Manchester United since Dave Sexton in 1981. Bridged. 20 hours ago

8 - Jose Mourinho has beaten Liverpool eight times in the Premier League; more than any other team. Special. 21 hours ago

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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