Visualising sports data

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

0 - This is the 1st time that @ManUtd haven't conceded a single shot on target in two successive @premierleague gam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

3 - N'Golo Kante is only the 3rd @ChelseaFC player to win the PFA Players' Player of the Year award, after John Ter… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 4 hours ago

5 - Five of the last six players to have won the PFA Young Player of the Year award have played for @SpursOfficialtwitter.com/i/web/status/8… 4 hours ago

500 - Lionel Messi has scored his 500th goal for Barcelona in all competitions. Stellar. https://t.co/Jx3kUl1CQ9 16 hours ago

1 - Lionel #Messi is now the all-time top-scorer in #ElClasico in La Liga (15), surpassing Alfredo Di Stefano (14).… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

100 - Gareth Bale will be the 3rd British player to make 100 appearances in La Liga (David Beckham 116 y Gary Linek… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

1 – Sam Allardyce has won his first Premier League match at Anfield as a manager, in what was his 14th attempt. Overdue. 19 hours ago

1 - Crystal Palace are the first team to win on three consecutive Premier League trips to Anfield since Chelsea in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more PL goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5), than he did as a Liverpool player (4). Mindset. 20 hours ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more Premier League goals at Anfield as an opposition player than at any other away venue (5). Form. 20 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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