Comparing legends

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

4 - Basel have won each of their last four Champions League games against English sides. Faulty. 5 hours ago

14 - Karim Benzema has played a part in 14 goals in his last 14 CL apps for Real Madrid (eight goals, six assists). White. 5 hours ago

5 - Arsenal have collected five red cards in their last seven European matches (inc. qualifiers). Wayward. 5 hours ago

15 - Arsenal have now picked up 15 red cards in the Champions League. Only Juve (20) & Inter (17) have more. Rough. 5 hours ago

6 - Danny Welbeck is the sixth Englishmen to score a hat-trick in the Champions League (Newell, Andrew Cole, Shearer, Owen, Rooney). Honour. 5 hours ago

3 - Danny Welbeck is the third Arsenal player to score a hat-trick in the Champions League, after Henry and Bendtner. Treble. 5 hours ago

0 - Mario Balotelli did not touch the ball in Basel's penalty area in the first half. Shepherded. #LFC http://t.co/DfvpuiYsAL 5 hours ago

30 - Arsenal have won all 30 of their previous Champions League games where they've scored three or more times. Over. 6 hours ago

3 - Arsenal have scored three times in a CL game for the first time in 16 attempts (last did so vs Olympiakos in 2012). Romp. 6 hours ago

2 - Danny Welbeck has scored his second Champions League brace - his first came for Manchester United v Basel in September 2011. Salvo. 6 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.