Visualising sports data

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

5 - Southampton's Fraser Forster has kept a clean sheet in all five PL appearances he's made since returning from injury. Firmware. 12 hours ago

5 - Joel Robles has kept a clean sheet in his last five Premier League games for Everton. Catlike. 12 hours ago

5 - Callum Wilson is still Bournemouth’s top scorer in the PL this season (5), yet hasn’t played since the end of September. Legacy. 12 hours ago

VACANCY: Data scientist position working with OptaPro. bit.ly/1LkD2ch. Opportunity. 16 hours ago

37 – Jason Puncheon has fired in the most shots (inc. blocked) without scoring in the Premier League this season (37). Loose. 17 hours ago

51.4% - Fraser Forster’s clean sheet percentage is the best of any goalkeeper with 30 or more Premier League appearances (51.4%). Barrier. 11 Feb

21 - Leicester have made just 21 changes to their starting line-up in Premier League matches this term; the fewest in the division. Settled. 11 Feb

4 - This will be WBA's fourth shootout in the past three seasons (W2 L1). Only Carlisle have been involved in more that time (5). Drama. 10 Feb

2008 - Darren Fletcher has scored his first FA Cup goal since his brace against Arsenal in February 2008. Gap. 10 Feb

7 - Peterborough have now scored in seven consecutive home games in the FA Cup, netting at least twice in each of the previous six. Comfort. 10 Feb

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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