Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

46 - Peter Crouch has now scored 46 headed goals in the @premierleague; equalling Alan Shearer's record. Table. http://t.co/1wtr9j9MZU 12 hours ago

11 - Wayne Rooney is the first player in Premier League history to score 10+ goals in 11 consecutive seasons. Decadence? 13 hours ago

46 - Peter Crouch has now scored 46 headed goals in the @premierleague; equalling Alan Shearer's record in the competition. Leap. 13 hours ago

100 - Wayne Rooney has scored his 100th home Premier League goal (93 at Old Trafford, 7 at Goodison Park). Centurion. 13 hours ago

80 - Papiss Demba Cissé has the best minutes per goal rate in the @premierleague this season (min. 4 goals). Bounteous. @NUFC 14 hours ago

6 - Daryl Janmaat has become the first @NUFC defender to assist as many as six goals in a single @premierleague season. Walkabout. 14 hours ago

6 - Troy Deeney has now scored six goals in six appearances for Watford against Leeds United. Expectation. 14 hours ago

11 - Papiss Cissé has now scored more @premierleague goals this season (11) than in 2012-13 and 2013-14 combined (10). Poacher. 14 hours ago

3:36 - Hearts' Género Zeefuik has scored a hat-trick with three goals netted in the space of 3 mins & 36 secs of each other. Rapid. 14 hours ago

15 - 15 of Saido Berahino's 17 competitive goals for @WBAFCofficial this season have come at home (88%). Comforts. 15 hours ago

Company history


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.


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.


Opta opens its German operation.


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.


Opta purchases a stake in a Spanish business, Geca Sport.  


Opta opens its French operation.


Opta opens its Leeds office as the centre for rugby data collection.


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.


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.


Opta acquired by PERFORM Group.

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