Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

2 - Charlie Austin is the first player to fail to score with two penalties in the Premier League this season. Costly. 1 minutes ago

1129 - Ayoze Perez's goal drought in the Premier League ended at 1,129 minutes. Relief. 2 minutes ago

2 - Connor Wickham has scored in consecutive Premier League games for the first time since April 2014. Wanderer. 21 minutes ago

0 - Tony Pulis has never lost a Premier League home game against Liverpool (W3 D3). Feather. 28 minutes ago

9 - Since John Carver took charge of Newcastle, only QPR (8) have won fewer points than the Magpies (9, level with Sunderland). Glum. 29 minutes ago

55% - Charlie Austin has had a hand in the highest proportion of his sides’ goals in the Premier League this season (55%). Threat. 32 minutes ago

3 - Spurs have become the first team to have 3 players reach double figures for goals in the PL this season (Kane, Eriksen & Chadli). Trio. 1 hours ago

2 - Mario Balotelli's first two Premier League goals came against WBA at the Hawthorns; but he also got sent off that day. Fireworks. 1 hours ago

500 - Steven Gerrard will make his 500th @premierleague appearance this afternoon, becoming the 12th player to reach this landmark. Icon. 1 hours ago

9 - Nine of Graziano Pellè's 10 Premier League goals for Southampton have come at St. Mary's Stadium. Sneaky. 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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