Creating value from official data

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

45% - @FCBarcelona had less than 50% possession in the CL for the first time since December 2006 vs W. Bremen (96 games). Reinvention. 3 hours ago

3 - Pep Guardiola has only won three of his 15 CL away knockout games as a manager (D7 L5). Achilles. 3 hours ago

149 - Xavi makes his 149th Champions League appearance equalling the record of Iker Casillas. Landmark. 4 hours ago

77 - Messi's 77 goals in the Champions League: Left foot - 60 Right foot - 13 Head - 4. Finish. 4 hours ago

77 - Lionel Messi (77) is now one goal ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo (76) as Champions League top-scorer. Alien. #BarcaBayern 4 hours ago

7 - Lionel Messi completed seven of his eight dribbles in the first half against Bayern. Energy. 4 hours ago

8 - No player has missed more clear-cut chances in the Champions League this season than Robert Lewandowski (8). Waste. 5 hours ago

8 - Barcelona have won eight successive Champions League games for the first time since 2002/03 (nine wins). Rampant. 5 hours ago

108 - Messi, Suarez and Neymar have scored 108 goals between them in all competitions this season, Bayern Munich netted have just 117. Trio. 6 hours ago

300 - Thomas Muller will make his 300th appearance in all competitions for Bayern Munich tonight. Milestone. 6 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.