Visualising sports data

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

8 - Morecambe's Jamie Devitt has recorded his 8th league assist of the season; more than any player in the top four tiers. Architect. 2 hours ago

11 - Gareth Bale's six goals and two assists have earned Wales 11 points - more than any other player in Euro 2016 qualifying. Wizard. 4 hours ago

10 - Leyton Orient's Dean Cox has been involved in more goals than any other League Two player this season (3 goals, 7 assists). Core. 5 hours ago

19 - England are unbeaten in 19 competitive home games, their best run since a run of 20 between 1984 and 1996. Comfort. 20 hours ago

2 - Ross Barkley has assisted Theo Walcott's last two England goals. Bank. 21 hours ago

8 - That was Theo Walcott's eighth goal for England, but only his second at Wembley for the Three Lions. Tourist. 21 hours ago

26 - Only Poland (31) have scored more goals than England in Euro 2016 qualifying so far. Gluts. 23 hours ago

4 - Sam Allardyce has won his first Premier League game in charge at all four of his previous clubs. Impact. 23 hours ago

91% - Of the 58 keepers to make 10+ saves in Euro 2016 qualifying, Wayne Hennessey has the best save percentage (91%). Rock. 9 Oct

1 - Newcastle's only win in their last 19 Premier League games (equal to half a season) came against Sam Allardyce's West Ham. Alarm. 9 Oct

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