Comparing legends

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

7000 - Angel Di Maria's goal was the 7000th scored in the Champions League. Milestone. 2 minutes ago

6 - Man United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League. Theatrical. 50 minutes ago

8 - Man City's eight Champions League goals this season have all been scored by different players (including two own goals). Selection. 1 hours ago

5 - Man Utd's biggest MD5 win in a Champions League group came under David Moyes at Leverkusen in 2013 (5-0). Legacy. 7 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have won six of their last seven home games in the Champions League (D1). Theatre. 8 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have lost all three previous Champions League games in Olympiakos, all on Matchday 6. Hoodoo. 22 hours ago

6 - Willian has scored 6 times from 12 free-kick attempts this season in all comps; 4 of 5 in the Champions League. Specialist. 22 hours ago

3 - Alexis Sanchez has been involved in three goals in the same Champions League game for the first time. Busy. 23 hours ago

11 - Tal Ben Haim is the 11th player to see red against Chelsea in the Champions League. Mist. 23 hours ago

6 - Alexis Sanchez has played a part in six of Arsenal's 8 Champions League goals so far this season. Critical. 23 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.