Visualising sports data

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

143 - @petercrouch has now made more substitute appearances than any other player in @premierleague history. Super. 17 hours ago

6 - Stoke City have scored more goals from corner situations than any other @premierleague side this season. Sense. 18 hours ago

7 - Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in more Premier League goals in 11 games this season (2 goals, 5 assists) tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

2 - Stoke are aiming to win consecutive away league games for the first time since October 2015. Mission. https://t.co/coDUKziMsG 19 hours ago

326 - This will be Darren Fletcher's 326th Premier League appearance - the most by any Scottish player in the compe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 hours ago

30 - Mesut Ozil has created more goalscoring chances from open play than any other Premier League player this seaso… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

8 - Since the start of the 2014-15 season, no Premier League side has been given more cards for simulation than Chelsea (8). Tumble. 20 Nov

0-4 - This was Tony Pulis’ joint heaviest home @premierleague defeat, matching his 4-0 defeats to Man City (October… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Nov

0.99 - West Bromwich Albion have averaged under a goal a game in the Premier League under Tony Pulis (0.99 - 105 go… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

7 - Richarlison's strike was his seventh goal involvement in the Premier League this season (5 goals, 2 assists), b… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

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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