Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

14 - Edwin van der Sar kept a Premier League record 14 consecutive clean sheets between Nov 2008 and Feb 2009. Surf. https://t.co/tRxDQ7OEb1 3 hours ago

16 - Robin van Persie has scored 10+ league goals in each of his last six seasons, including 16 in 2015/16 for Fenerbahce. Wanted. 5 hours ago

88.7% - John Stones completed a higher share of his passes than any other defender to play 25+ games in the PL last season. Assured. 6 hours ago

22 – Since his debut Paul Pogba has provided more assists in Serie A than any other Juventus player (22). Inventive. https://t.co/6DyAKyoH6M 7 hours ago

56 – Sol Campbell played a record 56 consecutive PL games without being on the losing side (2002 to 2004). Winner. https://t.co/Jzf8m7oFgX 21 hours ago

17 - Marko Arnautovic was involved in 17 league goals in 15/16 (11 goals, 6 assists), the most by a Stoke player in a PL campaign. Potted. 27 Jul

39 - Frank Lampard has scored against a record 39 different teams in Premier League history. Variety. https://t.co/sWBXolUL4m 27 Jul

16 – Leroy Sane had a hand in more goals than any other Schalke midfielder last term (9 goals 7 assists). Prospect. https://t.co/LvVjJLAPfq 27 Jul

144/141 - Only Kante made more tackles (175) & interceptions (156) than Idrissa Gueye last season in PL. Tenacious. https://t.co/q9Wn8r2thY 27 Jul

71 - Since his debut, Gonzalo Higuain has scored 24 more goals than any other Serie A player (71). Lethal. https://t.co/ToLspUopym 26 Jul

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

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