Visualising sports data

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

2 - Aaron Ramsey is the first British player to assist 2+ goals in a EURO game since David Beckham v Portugal in 2000. Rambo. #EURO2016 14 minutes ago

5 - Aaron Ramsey created 5 chances in the 1st half, three more than any other player in #WALBEL. Strings. #EURO2016 39 minutes ago

8 - Wales have scored 8 goals at #EURO2016, only twice has a British team scored more at a major tournament (#ENG in 1966 and 2004). Fire. 55 minutes ago

4 - Aaron Ramsey has scored or assisted four of the last six goals netted by #WAL players. Involved. #EURO2016 59 minutes ago

4 - @hazardeden10 has now delivered more assists in 5 games at the #EURO2016(4) than in 31 PL games for Chelsea in 2015/16 (3). Devil. 1 hours ago

4 - Eden Hazard is the first player in a Euros tournament with four assists since Ljubinko Drulovic in 2000. Gift. 1 hours ago

1996 – A British team has not made the semi-finals of a major international tournament since #ENG in Euro 96. Target. #WALBEL #EURO2016 1 hours ago

2 - #WAL have only lost two of their nine games at major tournaments, v Brazil in 1958 and #ENG in 2016. Dragons. 2 hours ago

12 – Kevin De Bruyne has scored five and assisted seven goals in his last 12 games for #BEL. Gross. #EURO2016 2 hours ago

50% - Troy Deeney was directly involved in a higher share of his team’s goals than any other PL player last season (20/40). Extension. 6 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


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