Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

2 – Both Manchester clubs have won their first 3 league games in the same season for only the 2nd time in their history (also 2011/12). Race 5 hours ago

10 - Since August 2015, no English midfielder has scored more PL goals than Michail Antonio (10 - level with Dele Alli). Form. 5 hours ago

8 - Michail Antonio has scored a league-high eight headed goals in the Premier League since the start of 2015-16. Leap. 5 hours ago

0 – West Ham have never won a Premier League game when trailing by 2+ goals at half time (before today D2 L68). Sombre. 6 hours ago

5 - Manchester City have scored more first half goals in the PL than any other team so far this season. Onslaught. 6 hours ago

15 - Kevin De Bruyne has provided 15 assists since debuting for Man City (all comps), five more than any other player at the club. Creator. 6 hours ago

5 - Nolito has scored three and assisted two more in his first five games for Manchester City in all competitions. Boost. 6 hours ago

4 - Raheem Sterling has had a hand in four goals in four games (all comps) under Pep Guardiola (1 goal, 3 assists). Revitalised. 6 hours ago

8 - Sergio Aguero has been involved in eight goals in his last seven PL games against West Ham (six goals, two assists). Catalyst. 7 hours ago

15 - West Ham have scored in 15 successive PL matches; the longest such current run in the competition. Dynamic. https://t.co/aaRHzwJ1H7 7 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, and becomes one of the high-profile brands within the Perform Content division.

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