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5 - Only George Ramsay (6 with Aston Villa) has won the FA Cup as a manager more times than Arsene Wenger (5). Target. 2 hours ago

3 - Aston Villa have won 3 and lost 22 of their last 34 matches in all competitions against Arsenal (W3 D9 L22). Abided. 20 hours ago

1 - All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin. Tight. 21 hours ago

Opta's @oilysailor has written a season review for @MirrorFootball: mirror.co.uk/sport/football…. Retrospective. 28 May

5 - Tottenham have finished in fifth place in the Premier League more times than other any club (five times). Ceiling. 28 May

4 - The last 4 instances of a club retaining the FA Cup has involved a team from London (Spurs 62, Spurs 82, Arsenal 03, Chelsea 10). Manor. 28 May

2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 27 May

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 27 May

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 27 May

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 27 May

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The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format. 

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of Wales v England

Opta facts provide engaging content in an easily digestable format.