Comparing legends

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

4 - @LFC are the first team in top-flight history to have won four consecutive away games by a margin of at least t… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

19 - No side has scored more first-half Premier League goals this season than @LFC (level with Man City). Rampant. 5 hours ago

20 - Mohamed Salah is the first @premierleague player to have scored 20 goals in all competitions this season. Prol… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

14 - Philippe Coutinho has been directly involved in 14 goals in his last 10 away games for @LFC in all competition… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

1 - Bournemouth have beaten Liverpool just once in all competitions (P11 W1 D3 L7), although it came in this exact… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

28 - Alan Pardew has now collected just 28 points from a possible 120 in his last 40 @premierleague games (P40 W6 D… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

6812 - Gareth Barry has scored his first @premierleague goal as a substitute in 6812 days, with his previous one co… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 7 hours ago

16 - Marcus Rashford has had a hand in 16 goals in 27 games in all competitions for @ManUtd this season (9 goals, 7… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

8 - Romelu Lukaku has had a hand in eight goals in eight @premierleague games against former club West Brom (five g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has never lost an away Premier League match against a side starting that day in the relegation z… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

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.