Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

19 - The fewest goals scored by an outright winner of the Premier League Golden Boot is 19, by Nicolas Anelka in 2008-09. Scrimp. 13 hours ago

57 - Benjamin Mendy fired in 57 crosses from open play in the Champions League last season, more than any other pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jul

20 - Nicolas Anelka is the only player in PL history to net 20+ goals with four different clubs (Arsenal, Bolton, C… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jul

21 - Ryan Giggs scored in a record 21 consecutive @premierleague seasons between 1992-93 and 2012-13. Iconic. https://t.co/ZAsIOFfQ4K 21 Jul

Opta are looking for an intern to join their sales team. Apply now online at the following link bit.ly/2gPAoHS. Recruiting. 21 Jul

15 - Philippe Coutinho has scored 15 goals from outside the area since his Premier League debut; more than any othe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 Jul

130 - Javier Hernandez has the 5th best minutes per goal ratio in @premierleague history (min. 20 goals). Sharpshoo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 Jul

22 - W. Rooney has been involved in more PL goals v Newcastle than any other player vs another in the division (14… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 Jul

6 - England Women's 6-0 victory over Scotland last night was their biggest ever win in a major tournament. Convinci… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 Jul

13 - Alvaro Morata’s goals won Real Madrid 13 points in the La Liga last season; only Cristiano Ronaldo won more fo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 Jul

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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