Visualising sports data

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

5 - Top 5 PL mins/goal at a single club: Shearer (BR) 106 mins Sturridge (Liv) 111 Aguero (MC) 113 Lukaku (WBA) 118 Torres (Liv) 121 Peak. 1 hours ago

1 - Opta begin full coverage of the Turkish Süper Lig this weekend. Follow @OptaCan for all the latest stats. Expansion. 2 hours ago

4 - A .McGeady (Spartak), D. Connolly (Feyenoord) and P. Babb, A. Mahon (Sporting) are the 4 Irish players in CL with non-UK teams. Answer. 3 hours ago

1 - Besiktas have suffered just one defeat in their last 10 games in all competitions. Resilient. 3 hours ago

11 - Arsenal are unbeaten in their last 11 games in all competitions, winning eight and drawing three. Primed 3 hours ago

4 - If APOEL's Cillian Sheridan plays in the 14/15 CL proper, he'll be the 5th Irish player in CL with a non-UK team. Name the others. Quiz. 4 hours ago

16 - Besiktas are unbeaten in their last 16 Champions League qualifying games (W10 D6). Bravado. 4 hours ago

13 - Arsenal have never lost a Champions League qualifying game (W12 D1). Confidence. 4 hours ago

4 - Manchester United have been eliminated by lower league opposition in four of the last eight League Cups. Humbled. 19 hours ago

4 - This is the first time Manchester United have conceded four goals in a League Cup match against lower league opposition. Stunned. 19 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