Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

6 - Six of @daRealAkinfenwa's last nine league goals (inc. play-offs) have come in the 79th minute or later. Impact. https://t.co/YMIvHLVClg 50 minutes ago

4 - With four points from seven games, West Ham have made their worst start to a top-flight season since 1988-89. P… twitter.com/i/web/status/7… 1 hours ago

7 - Sunderland have failed to win any of their opening seven league games in three of the last four seasons. Worry. https://t.co/bZyKjgSD1P 2 hours ago

6 - All six of Sunderland's league goals this season have been scored by either Jermain Defoe (4) or Patrick van Aanholt (2). Duet. 2 hours ago

0.44 - There were just 44 seconds between Josh King coming off the bench and scoring, the fastest sub goal in the PL this season. Regal. 2 hours ago

7 - Willian has scored seven PL goals since the start of last season, only Diego Costa has more for Chelsea. Up. 2 hours ago

18 - Dimitri Payet has scored his first Premier League goal of the season with what was his 18th shot. Relief. 2 hours ago

16 - Troy Deeney is now Watford's joint-highest Premier League goalscorer with 16 goals (level with Odion Ighalo). Sweet. 2 hours ago

2012 - Chelsea have failed to record a 1st half shot on target in consecutive PL games for the first time since March 2012. Blanks. 3 hours ago

9 - Watford haven't kept a clean sheet in their last nine Premier League home games, the longest current run in the division. Generous. 3 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, and becomes one of the high-profile brands within the Perform Content division.

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