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.

5 - Barry Corr has scored five goals in his first three league appearances for Cambridge. Breathless. 3 hours ago

90 - Luton have conceded in the 90th minute in each of their opening two home league fixtures this season, costing them three points. Oops. 3 hours ago

20 - Brighton defender Bruno has made more interceptions than any other player in this season’s Championship (20). Frank. 3 hours ago

5 - Leeds have drawn their last five league games in a row; a joint-club record also achieved in 1962 and 1997. Parity. 3 hours ago

4 - Liverpool have won all four previous games against either FC Sion (2/2), Bordeaux (2/2) or Rubin Kazan (never played). Giants. 7 hours ago

9 - Liverpool's 6-3 win against FC Sion in 1996 is the most recent European game at Anfield to see 9+ goals. Bonanza. 7 hours ago

2 - Liverpool won home and away vs Bordeaux in the Champions League group stage in 2006-07. Vintage. 7 hours ago

3 - All 3 of Spurs' games against Anderlecht have ended 1-1 (inc. both legs of the 1984 UEFA Cup final, which Spurs won on pens). Memories. 7 hours ago

2 - Liverpool have lost two of their last three games against Russian teams. Frozen. 7 hours ago

2 - Since November 2013, Heung-Min Son has scored more league hat-tricks (2) than Tottenham have (1). Promising. 9 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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