Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

Spurs are winless in their last four European matches away from home (D1 L3). Struggles. 1 hours ago

115 - Eric Cantona scored or assisted 115 goals in 143 Premier League games for @ManUtd. King. 5 hours ago

7 - Man Utd have drawn seven games 0-0 in 2015, three short of their record in a calendar year (10 in 1980 & 2005). Target. 6 hours ago

87 - @LFC have fired in more shots than any other side in the Europa League so far this season. Firepower. 8 hours ago

33 - None of Man City's 33 Champions League games have ended 0-0. Excitement. 20 hours ago

100 - Patrice Evra has become the second French player to make 100 Champions League appearances (Thierry Henry, 112). Centurion. 21 hours ago

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 23 hours ago

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 23 hours ago

8 - Man City's eight Champions League goals this season have all been scored by different players (including two own goals). Selection. 25 Nov

5 - Man Utd's biggest MD5 win in a Champions League group came under David Moyes at Leverkusen in 2013 (5-0). Legacy. 25 Nov

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, and becomes one of the high-profile brands within the Perform Content division.

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