Visualising sports data

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

4 - @aguerosergiokun found the net four times in the two Champions League fixtures against CSKA Moscow last season. Blitz. 21 minutes ago

1 - Karim Yoda is the first French player to score a brace for Getafe in La Liga history. Force. 13 hours ago

0 - West Brom have not won any of their last 11 home league meetings with Manchester United (L9 D2). Wait. 13 hours ago

6 - No English player has scored as many goals in the @premierleague so far this season as Saido Berahino (6). Future. 13 hours ago

7 - Saido Berahino has scored 7 goals in 10 competitive apps for WBA this season, with 6 of these coming at the Hawthorns. Update. 13 hours ago

0:23 - Sergio Aguero's goal 23 secs after coming on for Man City v Liverpool is the quickest. Clarification. 14 hours ago

2:35 - Marouane Fellaini's goal came just 2:35 after coming on for Man Utd; the 2nd fastest goal by a sub in the PL this season. Impact. 14 hours ago

0 - Manchester United have not won any of the 10 @premierleague games they have been losing at half-time in 2014 (L8 D2). Lifeless. 14 hours ago

1 - Before tonight, Manchester United had won just one of their last five Premier League games played on a Monday (W1 D1 L3). Boomtown. 14 hours ago

1 - Manchester United have won just one of the last 14 competitive games in which they have conceded the first goal (W1 D2 L11). Worry. 14 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