Comparing legends

Use Opta data to compare World Cup greats from any era against each other.

4 - Four of Liverpool's five Premier League defeats this season have come against teams who started the day in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 9 hours ago

12 - Philippe Coutinho has scored his first goal in 12 games in all competitions for Liverpool. Hopeful. 10 hours ago

5 - Jamie Vardy has scored 5 Premier League goals vs Liverpool; more than any Leicester player has vs another team in the competition. Ace. 10 hours ago

2 - The only time a reigning PL champion has lost a game having been 2+ goals ahead at HT was Arsenal v Aston Villa in Dec 1998. Combat. 10 hours ago

5 - Leicester are the only side with a 100% winning record when scoring first in PL games this season (5/5 before tonight). Element. 11 hours ago

637 - Jamie Vardy's goal was Leicester City's first in the Premier League in 2017, after a run of 637 minutes without one. Back. 11 hours ago

8 – Liverpool have won more away games against reigning Premier League champions than any other side. Blight. https://t.co/1sxKFF77Hz 12 hours ago

3 - Leicester City's last three Premier League goals against Liverpool have all been scored by Jamie Vardy. Canny. https://t.co/wpv0N7dpJL 12 hours ago

11 - Of the 26 goals Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored for @ManUtd this term, 11 of them have come in the 75th minute o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

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Historical World Cup Data

Who is the best - Maradona or Messi? Rossi or Ronaldo? Cruyff or Zidane? Opta has the answers.

How? Opta have analysed all of the data from every World Cup finals game dating back to the tournament in England in 1966. This gives us access to a unique set of statistics that can be used for compelling, engaging and newsworthy content.

It can be used to compare players and teams across tournaments, find out trends and milestones as well as providing a new insight into the history of the world's greatest football tournament.

The world's greatest, in glorious Opta detail

The historical World Cup data has been analysed in the same way as our market-leading content from across the world of football. This means that performances can be compared like-for-like across tournaments, players and teams.

The data we have collected from these tournaments includes:

  • Venue details
  • Line ups and player details
  • Possession
  • Shots on/off target (by player and team)
  • Passes successful/unsuccessful (by player and team)
  • Duels won/lost (by player and team)
  • Fouls won/lost (by player and team)
  • Crosses
  • Assists
  • And many, many more

And every bit of data has a time stamp and an x/y co-ordinate, allowing for detailed analysis using touchmaps, heatmaps and average position information.

For more information on how you could use this unique data set for your PR or marketing campaign or World Cup coverage, contact us.