Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

110 - @Ibra_official has now become PSG's all-time leading goalscorer all comps. Idol. 8 hours ago

51.6 - Brendan Rodgers has the second best win percentage of any PL manager for Liverpool (after Benitez, 55.3%). Departed. 10 hours ago

8 - Arsenal have ended a run of eight Premier League games without a victory over the Red Devils (D3 L5). Relief. 11 hours ago

5 - Alexis Sanchez has scored more goals in his last two Premier League games (5) than he had in his previous 21 (4). Rejuvenated. 11 hours ago

6 - Since his Premier League debut in Sept 2013, Christian Eriksen has scored more direct free-kicks than any other player. Whipped. 11 hours ago

3-0 - Man United are one of two PL teams to be 3-0 down at HT (v Spurs in 2001) and comeback to win (also Wolves v Leicester in 2003). Hope? 12 hours ago

3 - Christian Eriksen’s last three Premier League goals have been direct free-kicks. Pinpoint. 12 hours ago

3 - Manchester United have conceded three goals in the first 20 minutes of a PL game for the first time. Shellshocked. 12 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have scored three league goals in a game against Manchester United for the first time since November 2001. Ruthless. 12 hours ago

2 - Only once in PL history have Man United conceded two goals as quick as they have v Arsenal (2 in 6 mins v Shef Wed in 1992). Stunned. 12 hours ago

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.

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