Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

1 - You can follow our coverage of sport in Australia on @OptaJason. Bonzer. 4 hours ago

6 - Cesc Fabregas has scored three and assisted three more goals in his last three @premierleague visits to Goodison Park. Plunder. 11 hours ago

20% - Loic Remy has scored with one in five of his attempts at goal compared to the PL average strike rate of one in six. Courted. 11 hours ago

1 - You can follow our MLS coverage on @OptaJack. Soccer. 11 hours ago

19 - Everton v Chelsea is the 19th game in @premierleague history to see nine or more goals (record is 11 in Portsmouth 7-4 Reading). Glut. 13 hours ago

4 - Fernando Torres took 39 games to score four PL goals for Chelsea; Diego Costa has reached that total in three matches. Alternative. 14 hours ago

10 - Everton have never conceded more than 10 goals in their opening 3 games of a top-flight season (also 10 in 1893, 1926 & 1956). Loose. 14 hours ago

6 - Chelsea are the first away team to score 6+ goals at Goodison in the PL since Arsenal won 6-1 on the opening day of 2009-10. Schooled. 14 hours ago

10:34 - This Everton vs Chelsea game has just seen five goals scored in 10 minutes and 34 seconds. Vaudeville. 14 hours ago

10 - That is Samuel Eto'o's 10th Premier League goal but the first not scored at Stamford Bridge. Adventure. 14 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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