Visualising sports data

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

33 - None of Man City's 33 Champions League games have ended 0-0. Excitement. 10 hours ago

100 - Patrice Evra has become the second French player to make 100 Champions League appearances (Thierry Henry, 112). Centurion. 11 hours ago

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 12 hours ago

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 13 hours ago

8 - Man City's eight Champions League goals this season have all been scored by different players (including two own goals). Selection. 14 hours ago

5 - Man Utd's biggest MD5 win in a Champions League group came under David Moyes at Leverkusen in 2013 (5-0). Legacy. 20 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League (D1). Theatre. 20 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have lost all three previous Champions League games in Olympiakos, all on Matchday 6. Hoodoo. 24 Nov

6 - Willian has scored 6 times from 12 free-kick attempts this season in all comps; 4 of 5 in the Champions League. Specialist. 24 Nov

3 - Alexis Sanchez has been involved in three goals in the same Champions League game for the first time. Busy. 24 Nov

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