Visualising sports data

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

4 - Lincoln City have reached Round 4 of the FA Cup for the first time since 1975/76, when they were managed by Graham Taylor. Impish. 9 hours ago

4 - Sutton United will play Leeds United in Round 4 of the FA Cup for the second time, having played them in 1970 (lost 6-0). Repeat. 9 hours ago

2 - Christian Benteke has scored as many goals tonight (2) as he did in 10 previous FA Cup appearances. Turnaround. 10 hours ago

7 - Jamie Paterson has scored seven goals in his last nine FA Cup appearances. Specialist. 11 hours ago

6 - Michail Antonio has mustered just six headers on target in the Premier League this season and scored with all of them. Complete. 13 hours ago

29 - @bendtnerb52, who turns 29 today, scored exactly 29 goals for the Danish national team. Lord. https://t.co/d2yHJOqNi9 16 Jan

60% - Louis van Gaal has the highest win percentage of all coaches in @ChampionsLeague history with at least 50 gam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

5 - Kyle Walker has provided more assists in the Premier League this season than any other defender. Roam. 18 hours ago

13 - 2016-17 marks the first time in top-flight history that five clubs have won as many as 13 of their opening 21 games. Famous. 20 hours ago

52 - No manager has won more points from their opening 21 Premier League games than Antonio Conte (52, same as Jose… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 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.

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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