Visualising sports data

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

10 - Blackpool have picked up just 10 points in 2014; the lowest tally in the top four tiers of English Football. Squashed. 6 hours ago

1 - Brentford have only played one season in the second tier (or higher) of English football since 1954 (1992/93). Celebrations. 7 hours ago

4 - Sheffield Wednesday have scored four goals in an away league game for the first time since November 2010 (4-1 v MK Dons). Flying. 7 hours ago

7 - Yann Kermorgant has now scored seven goals in his last five home appearances. Fruity. 7 hours ago

2 - Sheffield Wednesday have scored two goals in an away league game against Bournemouth for the first time in their history. Swoop. 8 hours ago

10 - Lee Molyneux has either scored (five) or assisted (five) 10 of Accrington Stanley's last 13 league goals. Talisman. 10 hours ago

111 - Clayton Donaldson (111) and Joe Garner (96) have attempted the most shots in League One this season. Tussle. 10 hours ago

10 - Charlton Athletic have netted just 10 first half goals in the Championship this term; a league-low figure. Struggle. 11 hours ago

23 - Bournemouth have picked up 23 points from their last 10 league games; the most in the Championship. Push. 11 hours ago

657 - Which player made the most passes at the 2010 World Cup? Tiki. vine.co/v/M1qtgnj39j5 #worldsvinest 11 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.

A cricket wagon wheel graphic, created using Opta data for BBC Sport.

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