Comparing legends

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

4 - West Ham have won four league games this season. In 2013-14 they didn’t reach this tally until January. Revitalised. 7 minutes ago

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1 - Tottenham have kept one clean sheet in their last seven home matches in Europe (including qualifying). Caned. 15 hours ago

5 - Harry Kane has now scored five goals in his last four games for Tottenham (all competitions). Hurricane. 15 hours ago

0 - Asteras Tripolis have never won an away match in Europe (lost three, drawn four, including qualifying matches). Sickness. 16 hours ago

29 - Everton have ended a run of 29 European games without a goalless draw that went back to October 1995 (home, vs Feyenoord). Stalemate. 17 hours ago

1 - Lille have won just one of their last 11 home games in Europe (incl. qualifying); drawing five and losing five. Struggle. 19 hours ago

1 - This will be the first meeting between Everton and Lille in European competition. Inaugural. 19 hours ago

70 - Cristiano Ronaldo is now just one goal away from equalling Raúl's record of 71 Champions League goals. Chase. http://t.co/NGMBlvUxJu 22 hours ago

8 - @Podolski10 has scored eight goals in his last 10 Champions League appearances, including six in nine for Arsenal. Aha. 23 Oct

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.