Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

29 - Juninho has scored more goals than any other Brazilian in @premierleague history. Teessider. 10 hours ago

3 - Yaya Toure has scored in three of his last four Premier League appearances against Man Utd. Rampaging. 10 hours ago

4 - Scott McDonald has scored four goals in six previous league appearances against Watford. Lionised. 17 hours ago

6 - Matty Fryatt has bagged six goals in five appearances in league competition against Huddersfield Town. Terrorised. 19 hours ago

10 - @dcfcofficial have scored 10 goals in the final 15 minutes this season, the most in the @SkyBetChamp. Late. 19 hours ago

4 - Darren Ambrose has scored four goals in five league appearances against Blackpool. Dream. 20 hours ago

4 - Bakary Sako has scored in his last four appearances for @OfficialWolves. Run. 22 hours ago

6 - Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Spurs. Able. 29 Oct

9 - Graziano Pelle has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Update. 29 Oct

3 - After going 18 games (all comps) without a goal, Erik Lamela has now scored three in his last three for Tottenham. Swagger. 29 Oct

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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