Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

Opta have been at the forefront of the sports data revolution for over 15 years.

6 - Diafra Sakho is the first West Ham United player to score in six successive Premier League appearances. Superstar. 5 minutes ago

1 - Follow the football this weekend in the Eredivisie with OptaJohan. Total. 22 minutes ago

7 - Manchester City have lost the last seven Premier League matches that they have been losing at half-time. Mission. 49 minutes ago

8 - West Ham have now scored in 8 successive @premierleague games; their best run in the competition since Nov 2009. Prowess. 1 hours ago

14 - @StewartYetton has scored 14 goals in his last 16 matches for @theterras, including in each of the last 3 #FACup rounds. Form. 1 hours ago

14 - @StewartYetton has scored 14 goals in 16 games for @theterras this season including one in each of the previous 3 #FACup rounds. Form. 1 hours ago

4 - West Ham have won four Premier League games so far this season. They didn’t reach this tally until January in 2013-14. Improvement. 2 hours ago

5 - Diafra Sakho is only the 2nd player to score in each of his first five starts in the Premier League. Keen. http://t.co/jswhU6IOvz 3 hours ago

5 - Diafra Sakho is only the second player in Premier League history (after @mickquinn1089) to score in each of his first five starts. Nets. 5 hours ago

13 - Played for @NUFC & Spurs in PL - Campbell Brady Woodgate Parker Carr Ferdinand Ginola Fox Saha Jenas Routledge Scott & Bassong. Answer 15 hours ago

Company history

1996

The Opta brand is first associated with the Premier League through the launch of a ranking system, The Opta Index.  This was seen on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

2002

Aidan Cooney's Sportingstatz business purchases the assets of Opta from BSkyB.  Current senior members of the operational management team all transfer to the new business.

2005

Opta opens its German operation.

2006

Current collection methodology adopted for football incorporating x/y co-ordinates and time coding with live collection by two people, plus a checker.

Opta opens its Italian operation.

2007

Opta purchases a stake in a Spanish business, Geca Sport.  

2009

Opta opens its French operation.

2010

Opta opens its Leeds office as the centre for rugby data collection.

2011

Opta opens offices in New York to service Major League Soccer and in Sydney to build on its market leading rugby presence in the northern hemisphere.

2012

Appointed by The ECB as official data providers to English cricket.

The OptaPro brand launches.

Opta purchases a 15% stake in Xeatre.

Opta opens its South American operation in Montevideo, Uruguay.

2013

Opta acquired by PERFORM Group.

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