Visualising sports data

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

39 – West Brom have gone 39 Premier League games without being awarded a penalty, the longest wait among current PL sides. Honest. 5 hours ago

11 - Arsene Wenger has won all 11 of his home games v Tony Pulis, including all 10 in the PL (1 FA Cup game at High… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

100 - Only Liverpool (112) and Chelsea (107) have scored more penalties in the Premier League than Arsenal (100). S… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

100 - Alexandre Lacazette has scored Arsenal’s 100th penalty in the @premierleague. Converted. 6 hours ago

23 – Arsenal have scored in all 23 of their Premier League meetings with West Brom, the best such 100% record in the division. Bagged. 8 hours ago

3 - A. Lacazette is the first Arsenal player to score in his first 3 home league apps for the club since Brian Marw… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

633 – Gareth Barry will make his 633rd appearance in the @premierleague tonight, setting a competition record in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

7 - The other managers to do this are S. Allardyce, M. Hughes, K. Keegan, R. Martinez, D. O'Leary, M. O'Neill & H.… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

100 – Tony Pulis will be the 8th manager to take charge of 100+ games for two different Premier League sides (West… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

87 - Luis Suarez has scored 87 goals in his 100 appearances for Barcelona in La Liga. Gunman. https://t.co/VxNbzjT1eb 10 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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