Comparing legends

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

.@D_NS If Leicester win the league their possession rate will certainly be below average for champions. https://t.co/PWfP2pCU6k 1 hours ago

5 - Five of West Brom's 25 Premier League games this season have seen the Baggies fail to record a single shot on target. Bleak. 1 hours ago

6 - Diego Costa has scored six goals in his last seven Premier League apps after netting three in the previous 14 this season. Rejuvenated. 18 hours ago

8 - Wayne Rooney has scored or assisted as many Premier League goals in 6 games in 2016 as he had in 33 games in 2015 (8). Reboot. 18 hours ago

3 - Jesse Lingard has scored three goals from his last four shots on target in the Premier League. Flourishing. 18 hours ago

9 - Wayne Rooney has been involved in nine of Man Utd's last 11 league goals (five goals, four assists). Catalyst. 18 hours ago

5 - Five of the last seven Premier League meetings between Chelsea and Man Utd have been 0-0 at half time. Expected. 19 hours ago

1 - Chelsea have had exactly one shot on target in the first half of each of their four PL home games under Hiddink this season. Restrained. 19 hours ago

6 - Chelsea are unbeaten in their last six Premier League games against Manchester United (W3 D3). Edge. 20 hours ago

1 - Man Utd have won just one of their last 13 Premier League trips to Stamford Bridge (W1 D4 L8). Blue. 20 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.