Visualising sports data

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

3 - Aston Villa have won 3 and lost 22 of their last 34 matches in all competitions against Arsenal (W3 D9 L22). Abided. 13 hours ago

1 - All eight FA Cup finals at the new Wembley have been won by a one goal margin. Tight. 14 hours ago

Opta's @oilysailor has written a season review for @MirrorFootball: mirror.co.uk/sport/football…. Retrospective. 28 May

5 - Tottenham have finished in fifth place in the Premier League more times than other any club (five times). Ceiling. 28 May

4 - The last 4 instances of a club retaining the FA Cup has involved a team from London (Spurs 62, Spurs 82, Arsenal 03, Chelsea 10). Manor. 28 May

2 - Sevilla are the first side in UEFA Cup/Europa League history to retain the trophy twice (05/06 & 06/07 and 13/14 & 14/15). Honour. 27 May

2 - The last three players to score a brace in a EL final have all been South American (Forlan 2010, Falcao 2012, Bacca 2015). Trio. 27 May

4 - Dnipro - Sevilla is the first European final with four first-half goals since Liverpool - Alavés in 2001. Entertainment. 27 May

7 - Carlos Bacca has scored four and assisted another three goals in his last six Europa League matches. Flurry. 27 May

6 - Dnipro have won six of their seven Europa League games this season when they have scored the first goal (L1). Lead. 27 May

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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