Visualising sports data

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

29 - Arsenal have shipped a league-high 29.4% of their goals from outside the box in the PL this season, Spurs a league-low 3.6%. Range. 37 minutes ago

3 – Real v Atletico will be the 3rd time the CL final has been played twice, after Liverpool v Milan and Barcelona v Man Utd. Rivals. 17 hours ago

10 - Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet for the 10th time this CL season, equalling the CL record set by Arsenal in 2005-06. Wall. 17 hours ago

3 – Real Madrid’s progression means three of the last four Champions League finals have been between teams from the same nation. Familiar. 17 hours ago

16 - Cristiano Ronaldo has scored twice as many goals (16) as Man City's starting XI (8) in the Champions League this season. Lethal. 19 hours ago

17 - @Cristiano Ronaldo is playing his 17th Semi Final in the @ChampionsLeague today, the joint-most with @XabiAlonso. Experienced. 19 hours ago

6 - Man City are currently unbeaten in six Champions League matches (W3 D3), their longest ever such run in the competition. Form. 19 hours ago

64 - Claudio Ranieri is the oldest man to win his first @premierleague title, at 64 years and 195 days. Veteran. 4 May

28 - The number of players who have played for Real Madrid and an English club in the Champions League. Pointless. 4 May

3 - Atletico Madrid have reached the European Cup/Champions League final for the third time (also in 1974 and 2014). Showpiece. 3 May

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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