Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

10 - Tim Howard has made 10 saves so far in the Everton v Wolfsburg Europa League match, Diego Benaglio two. Wall. 12 hours ago

1 - Nicklas Bendtner scored once in his six Premier League games against Everton, for Arsenal at the Emirates in May 2008. Memory. 12 hours ago

8 - Everton have scored at least three goals in a European game for the first time in eight matches. Return. 13 hours ago

8 - Wolfsburg have gone eight European matches without a clean sheet. Sheep. 14 hours ago

13 - Tottenham are unbeaten in their last 13 Europa League group stage matches (won nine, drawn four). Run. 14 hours ago

9 - Nine Spurs players attempted more first-half passes than the Partizan Belgrade player with the most (Nikola Drincic, 18). Retained. 15 hours ago

8 - Red Bull Salzburg have won their last eight Europa League group games, last losing in November 2011. Threatened. 15 hours ago

0 - Partizan Belgrade failed to win a match in their last Europa League campaign in 2012/13, drawing three and losing three. Blank. 15 hours ago

1 - Tottenham have failed to score in one of their last 10 away games in the Europa League. Threat. 16 hours ago

3 - Felix Magath won just three of 19 league games as Fulham manager. Removed. 16 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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