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5 - Olivier Giroud mustered 26 headers at goal during the 2013-14 season, with just five on target and four of those resulted in goals. Nod. 1 hours ago

89.6% - Tom Cleverley posted the highest pass completion rate by a Man Utd player in the 2013-14 Premier League. Continuity. 1 hours ago

6 - Ross Barkley (six goals) was the second youngest player to score 5+ times in the Premier League last season. Whippersnapper. 7 hours ago

6 - Enner Valencia has scored six times in his last six appearances for Ecuador. Hammered. 9 hours ago

32 - Graham Dorrans created more chances without providing an assist than any other player in the 2013/14 Premier League. Flashed. 11 hours ago

3 - Only three of the 87 penalties taken in the 2013/14 Premier League were fired off target (by Puncheon, Gerrard and Sturridge). Wayward. 11 hours ago

16 - Chelsea and Man City's substitutes were involved in a joint-high 16 goals (scored or assisted) during the 13/14 @premierleague. Impact. 11 hours ago

36 - The 5 strikers Norwich used in 13/14 managed just 36 shots on target (in 4985 PL mins), fewer than Sergio Aguero (43 in 1,539). Tough. 12 hours ago

1 - Marouane Fellaini had a hand in just one goal (0 goals, 1 assist) in 21 competitive appearances for Man Utd in 2013/14. Sluggish. 14 hours ago

3 - @Carra23 scored as many goals for Tottenham as he did for Liverpool in his @premierleague career. Unintentional. 28 Jul

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110% Data Visualisation Competition – Winners announced

Gethin Oliver, a Graphic Design student at Plymouth College of Art and Design, has been named as the winner of Opta’s inaugural 110% Infographics competition.

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NEWS Opta Quizzes held in Milan and Paris

The 4th OptaJean and 2nd OptaPaolo quiz editions took place on Wednesday evening, in Paris and Milan respectively.

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NEWS Opta to provide UK Football Fixtures 2014/15

As the exclusive collection and distribution partner for the UK professional football leagues, Opta will act as the supplier of the Leagues’ football fixtures from release date. For the 2014/15 football season, release will be 18th June 2014.

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NEWS Opta at Google conference: Future of Data

OptaPro’s John Coulson and Simon Farrant were invited today to take part in a conference at Google’s London offices focusing on the Future of Data and the different uses of Big Data within organisations.

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