Visualising sports data

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

38 - Only Jermain Defoe (43) was caught offside more often than Bafétimbi Gomis in the PL last season. Adjudged. https://t.co/v8nNb6OfQf 7 hours ago

102 - No other French current player has scored more goals in Ligue 1 than Bafétimbi Gomis (102). Olympic. https://t.co/peOlTfwrtn 7 hours ago

108 – Sergio Aguero has the best mins/goal ratio in PL history (10+ goals), averaging one every 108 mins. Machine. https://t.co/8SrbrTPCHa 8 hours ago

335 - No outfield player has played more @premierleague games without scoring a goal than Kenny Cunningham. Shy. https://t.co/8OY4ozt25B 10 hours ago

4 - West Ham are without victory in their last four Europa League qualifying games (D1 L3), losing their last three away trips. Dreary. 23 hours ago

15 - Mark Noble has scored 15 of his last 16 penalties for West Ham. Composed. 28 Jul

4 - Sofiane Feghouli scored 4 goals in 10 European games last season for Valencia (Champions League/Europa League - inc. qualifying). Iron. 28 Jul

3 - NK Domzale have won three of their four qualifying games so far this season (D1), with victories in both of the home legs. Undefeated. 28 Jul

14 - Edwin van der Sar kept a Premier League record 14 consecutive clean sheets between Nov 2008 and Feb 2009. Surf. https://t.co/tRxDQ7OEb1 28 Jul

16 - Robin van Persie has scored 10+ league goals in each of his last six seasons, including 16 in 2015/16 for Fenerbahce. Wanted. 28 Jul

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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