Visualising sports data

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

61 - Bayern Munich are previously unbeaten in their last 61 competitive matches that Thomas Müller has scored in (W… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 30 minutes ago

23 - Barcelona have won 23 games overall against English clubs in the Champions League; more than any other team. G… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

791 - Luis Suarez has failed to score in the last 791 minutes on the pitch in the Champions League, his longest goa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

11 - Barcelona finished top of their group for the 11th consecutive season, the longest run in the history of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

221 - Idrissa Gueye has made 221 tackles in the Premier League since his Everton debut in August 2016; 13 more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 hours ago

3 - Tonight was only the third time Manchester City have failed to score in a match this season, with lower league… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

3 - @LaticsOfficial have now won each of their last three FA Cup meetings with Manchester City, also beating them i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

7 - Will Grigg has scored more #FACup goals than any other player in the competition this season. Stunned. 23 hours ago

2 - Fabian Delph's sending off was only the second red card of his career in English football, with his other comin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

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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