Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

1 - Chelsea have lost only one of their last 20 Premier League games played on a Monday (W12 D7 L1). Happy. 4 hours ago

7 - Seven of the last 10 teams to be top on Christmas Day have gone on to win the @premierleague title. Anointed. 4 hours ago

2 - Both of Cesc Fabregas' goals in the Premier League this season have come away from Stamford Bridge. Travel. 4 hours ago

15 - John Terry has now scored in the Premier League for the 15th successive season. Evergreen. 5 hours ago

20 - The record for the most assists in a single Premier League season is 20 (Thierry Henry, 2002/03). Target. 6 hours ago

12 - Cesc Fabregas has registered his 12th assist of the @premierleague season. The most by any player last season was 13 (Gerrard). Whip. 6 hours ago

6 - Stoke City are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games played on a Monday (W2 D4). Chill. 6 hours ago

73 - Eden Hazard has completed more dribbles than any other player in the @premierleague this season. Mazy. 6 hours ago

7 - Mark Hughes has won more points against Jose Mourinho in the Premier League than any other opposition manager (W2 D1 L6). Charmed. 6 hours ago

11 - Check out Ligue 1's Opta Team of the season so far. Stars. http://t.co/vnBhplJ8CT 10 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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