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

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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