Creating value from official data

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

150 - Xavi has played the joint-most Champions League matches in the history of the competition (with Iker Casillas). Longevity. 21 May

8 - Jamie Vardy has as many assists from open play as Eden Hazard in the Premier League this season. International? 21 May

The new @MirrorFBallQuiz, featuring questions from @OptaJoe, is now available on the App Store: mirr.im/1z0K4vF. Knowledge. 21 May

28 - Arsenal had more attempts v Sunderland than any team who have failed to score in a game in the Premier League this season. Denied. 21 May

12 - @SunderlandAFC picked up 12 points in eight PL games under Dick Advocaat, only seven teams got more in that period. Accomplished. 20 May

3 - Arsenal have failed to score in three successive home league games for the first time since February 2009. Drought. 20 May

148 - Santi Cazorla has completed 148 passes so far in this game; the most by any player in a single PL match this season. Radar. 20 May

141 - Santi Cazorla has so far had 141 touches in this game; the most by an Arsenal player in any PL game this term. Influential. 20 May

8/2 – The average positions of the players in the first half of Arsenal v Sunderland. Ambition. http://t.co/EbyrRPiZLC 20 May

7 - Arsenal have won seven and lost none of the last 10 Barclays Premier League matches against Sunderland. Routine. 20 May

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.