Visualising sports data

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

1 - Follow all the Serie A action this weekend on @OptaPaolo in both Italian & English. Calcio. 6 hours ago

7 - The last seven meetings between Swansea and Leicester have seen the home side win. Expected. 6 hours ago

1 - Follow all the action from Ligue 1 with @OptaJean in English & French. But. 6 hours ago

33 - The last team to have scored as many goals in the opening 9 games of a La Liga season were also R. Madrid in 1959/60 (33). Overwhelming 6 hours ago

4 - There have been 28 goals scored in the last seven La Liga games between Real Madrid & Barcelona, averaging four per game. Attacking. 6 hours ago

20 - Wilfried Bony has now scored 20 Premier League goals for Swansea; the joint-most with Michu. Leaders. 6 hours ago

5 - Karim Benzema has scored five goals in his last four La Liga matches at the Bernabeu against Barcelona. Alive. 7 hours ago

4 - Wilfried Bony has attempted 100% of the shots seen in the first half of Swansea v Leicester. Lonely. 7 hours ago

8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson has had a hand in eight goals (seven assists, one goal) in nine PL appearances for Swansea City this season. Trick. 7 hours ago

3 - There has been a red card in three of the last four La Liga matches between Real Madrid & Barcelona at the Bernabeu. Friction. 7 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