Visualising sports data

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

9 - Celtic have never kept a clean sheet against an Austrian team in European competition, in nine previous games. Breached. 19 minutes ago

0 - Everton have never lost to German opposition in European competition, winning four & drawing four of their eight encounters. Unblemished 1 hours ago

13 - Liverpool have conceded 29 goals in all competitions this season, 13 of which have come from set pieces. Shaky. 15 hours ago

4 - All four of Liverpool's goals in the Champions League this season have come against Ludogorets. Monopoly. 15 hours ago

2 - Arsenal's last two Champions League clean sheets have both come on November 26th (2013 and 2014). Remember. 16 hours ago

2 - Atletico have progressed from the #UCL group stage in two consecutive seasons for the first time in their history. Experience. 16 hours ago

4 – For the 1st time in @ChampionsLeague history 4 german teams lost on a matchday. Novelty. 16 hours ago

3 - This is only the second matchday in CL history to see 3 hat-tricks scored (Shevchenko, Adriano, Kobiashvili on MD5 in 2005/06). Trio. 16 hours ago

3 - Alexis Sanchez has scored three goals in five CL appearances for Arsenal; the same total he got in 24 games for Barcelona. Comfy. 16 hours ago

4 - The last time all four English teams won on the same Champions League matchday was MD3 in 2011/12. Potential. 16 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