Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

0 - Southampton have failed to score in either of their two previous away games in Scandinavia. Barren. 17 minutes ago

1 - Arsenal's first ever win at the Emirates Stadium was against Dynamo Zagreb back in August 2006. History. 1 hours ago

5 - Man City have been drawn with a Bundesliga team in all five Champions League groups they've participated in. Zufall. 2 hours ago

55 - Man Utd's last 16 CL games against German teams have produced a total of 55 goals (3.4 per game). Super. 2 hours ago

2 - Manchester United won both previous Champions League clashes with Wolfsburg back in the 09/10 Group Stage. Howl. 2 hours ago

1 - Chelsea's only previous encounter with Israeli opposition ended in elimination against Hapoel Tel Aviv in the 01-02 UEFA Cup. Memories. 2 hours ago

3 - All three of Arsenal's away games against Olympiakos so far in the CL have come on MD6 & ended in defeat. Repeat? 2 hours ago

1 - @PSG_inside have lost only one of their four European games against Real Madrid. Venga. 2 hours ago

0 - Chelsea have never failed to score in six previous meetings with Porto. Cruise. 2 hours ago

2 - Bayern have eliminated Arsenal from the Champions League in two of the last three seasons. Dominate. 2 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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