Visualising sports data

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

3 - Bayern have been eliminated in the last three CL/European Cup semi-finals where they’ve lost the opening leg. Ominous. 5 hours ago

6 - Bayern Munich have lost their last six Champions League games at the Bernabeu (inc. the 2010 final vs Inter). Hoodoo. 5 hours ago

0.58 - Karim Benzema has scored 36 goals in 62 Champions League games, best ratio of any French player (min. 10 goals). Sacrebleu. 6 hours ago

19 - Bayern have scored 19 goals in their last nine Champions League semi-final games, with at least one in each match. Patience. 6 hours ago

1 - Real Madrid scored with their first shot of the match. Serpents. 6 hours ago

2 - Pep Guardiola has lost only two of his 15 managerial encounters with Real Madrid in all competitions (9 wins, 4 draws). Expert. 8 hours ago

7 - Arjen Robben has scored 7 goals and delivered 5 assists in his last 11 Champions League games. Tulip. 7 hours ago

9 - Bayern Munich are unbeaten in their last nine games in the knockout stages of the #UCL (7 wins, 2 draws). Brutal. 8 hours ago

44 – No team has attempted more crosses in a UCL game without scoring than Atletico Madrid vs Chelsea. Insistence. 22 Apr

4 - Chelsea’s last six Champions League semi-final first leg matches have produced just four goals in total. Platform. 22 Apr

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.

A cricket wagon wheel graphic, created using Opta data for BBC Sport.

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