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.

0 - Watford have won none of the last five league meetings with Aston Villa (W0 D2 L3) and failed to score in the last four. Stung. 2 minutes ago

1 - James Milner has scored his first penalty since netting one against Liverpool for Manchester City in January 2012. Spot. 14 hours ago

Spurs are winless in their last four European matches away from home (D1 L3). Struggles. 18 hours ago

115 - Eric Cantona scored or assisted 115 goals in 143 Premier League games for @ManUtd. King. 22 hours ago

7 - Man Utd have drawn seven games 0-0 in 2015, three short of their record in a calendar year (10 in 1980 & 2005). Target. 23 hours ago

87 - @LFC have fired in more shots than any other side in the Europa League so far this season. Firepower. 26 Nov

33 - None of Man City's 33 Champions League games have ended 0-0. Excitement. 25 Nov

100 - Patrice Evra has become the second French player to make 100 Champions League appearances (Thierry Henry, 112). Centurion. 25 Nov

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 25 Nov

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 25 Nov

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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