Visualising sports data

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

6 - @arekmilik9 has now scored with each of his last six shots on target for @AFCAjax in all competitions. Killer. 1 hours ago

3 - @AFCAjax have conceded three goals in a European home match for the first time since February 20, 2014, vs Red Bull Salzburg. Familiar. 1 hours ago

3 - SK Rapid Wien managed to score with all three of their shots on target vs Ajax. Efficient. 1 hours ago

13 - Only 4 players in PL history have scored more goals as a substitute than Edin Dzeko (Defoe 22, Kanu/Solskjaer 17, Hernandez 14). Impact 4 hours ago

5 - In each of the past five PL seasons, the eventual title winners have started their season in the Monday night game. Pointer. 5 hours ago

13 - Max Gradel has scored more goals than any other player in Ligue 1 in 2015. Cherry. 9 hours ago

37.8% - Ángel Di María beat his opponent with just 37.8% of dribbles in the PL last season, below the league average of 49.1%. Predictable. 3 Aug

1 - N'Golo Kanté both attempted (178) and won possession with (146) the most tackles in Ligue 1 in 2014/15. Solid. (via @OptaJean) 3 Aug

21 - Roberto Soldado has scored one goal for every 21 shots attempted in the Premier League (excl. penalties) since joining Spurs. Return. 3 Aug

5 - Chelsea have lost five of their last six Community Shield matches. Blue. 2 Aug

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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