Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

180 - Sunderland have spent 21 days of this season's Premier League out of the drop-zone (a league-high 180/201 in bottom 3). Checkout. 1 hours ago

15 - Middlesbrough have had their woodwork hit more times than any other team so far in the @premierleague this season. Frame. 1 hours ago

68 - @SUFC_tweets (68 points) have already surpassed their league points total in 2015-16 (66) with 12 games to spa… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 6 hours ago

9 - @MillwallFC have now kept nine successive clean sheets in all competitions for the first time since April 1926… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 hours ago

15 - Newcastle United failed to score with their first 15 shots vs Brighton tonight, but have now netted two of their last three. Timing. 20 hours ago

9 - @drfc_official's John Marquis has now scored 9 goals in @EFL League Two in 2017, only @StevenageFC's Matt Godden (10) has more. Hotshots 20 hours ago

3 - @CAFCofficial's Ricky Holmes has scored his first hat-trick since December 21st 2012 (for Barnet v Burton Albio… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 hours ago

18 - Conor Hourihane has now been involved in 18 goals in the @EFL Championship this season (7 goals, 11 assists).… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 hours ago

8 - Adebayo Akinfenwa has now scored eight goals in his last 11 competitive appearances for @wwfcofficial. Unit. https://t.co/vB57A2oPlZ 20 hours ago

17 - Sam Jones was the 17th different player to score for @officialgtfc this season in League Two; no side has had more goalscorers. Variety 21 hours ago

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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