Creating value from official data

Opta are experienced in helping governing bodies of all sizes to maximise the return from their official data properties.

1 - This was the first Champions League qualifier that Arsenal have failed to win; they had won 12 in a row before tonight. Frustrated. 9 hours ago

1 - Aaron Ramsey has been sent off for the first time in his club career. Rambo. 9 hours ago

5 - Arsenal's last five goals in Champions League qualifying away games have all arrived in the second half. Patience. 10 hours ago

6 - Besiktas had more shots (6-5), shots on target (4-1) and possession (52%-48%) than Arsenal in the first-half tonight. Unfazed. 10 hours ago

5 - Jamie Ward has banged in five goals in his last four against Charlton Athletic. Thorn. 10 hours ago

5 - Tom Pope has scored five goals in four appearances for Port Vale in all competitions this term. Smoking. 11 hours ago

1 - Watford have won just one of their last 18 away matches in the Championship, drawing nine (L8). Slump. 11 hours ago

16 - Besiktas have lost just one of their 16 Champions League qualifying games, winning 10 and drawing five. Delight. 11 hours ago

29 - Only Angel Di Maria (32) attempted more open play crosses during the 2014 World Cup than Marcos Rojo (29). Drilled. 12 hours ago

25 - Nani scored once and assisted twice in his previous 25 league appearances for Manchester United. Departing. 12 hours ago

Official rights holders

Opta's philosophy is based on bringing data to life. We use our in-house expertise to add value to data, making it interesting, compelling, relevant and accessible.

We are determined to make sense of stats in the way that everyone can understand. It is our passion and it is the reason that sports fans recognise and value our brand.  

Opta can act as custodians of the sporting heritage. Using a technologically robust production and distribution framework Opta collate, manage, protect and bring to life the stories that underpin this heritage.

Opta understand that not all rights holders are the same. Each has different priorities and strategic objectives. Establishing official data partnerships involves an understanding of these specific objectives and how data can help drive or support these. Opta are experts at collecting, managing and distributing official data on behalf of rights holders, maximising existing distribution channels, as well as opening up new ones to help gain maximum exposure, column inches, downloads and page impressions.