Visualising sports data

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

STAT PACK: Which Falcao are Chelsea getting? Have a look at the stats: bit.ly/1HBSIeh http://t.co/L1nwurTCib 18 hours ago

8 - The four goals and four assists Falcao achieved last season in the PL all came when he started the game (14 starts; 12 sub). Choice. 19 hours ago

7 - Manchester United have played seven previous Premier League games on a Friday and have never lost (W4 D3). Freaky. 20 hours ago

5 - The eventual Premier League title winning team have started their season on Monday night in each of the past five seasons. Baggies. 20 hours ago

37 – Since August 2013, Charlie Austin has scored 37 league goals (incl. play-offs) for QPR; 30 more than any other player. Value. 20 hours ago

40 – Manchester City have seen more goalscorers of different nationalities than any other Premier League team (40). Diverse. 21 hours ago

We're looking for a Sports Data Architect to work on some exciting new projects. optasports.com/about/getting-… Application. 2 Jul

3 - Diafra Sakho has now scored three goals in his last three home appearances for the Hammers (all competitions). Iron. 2 Jul

0 - West Ham United have failed to find the net in each of their last four European matches. Hapless. 2 Jul

14 - Lee Cattermole received 14 yellow cards in 2014/15 - a joint-record for a player in a PL season (also Hughes, Savage, Tiote ). Caution. 2 Jul

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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