Comparing legends

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

19 - Scotland have found the net in each of their last 12 internationals, netting 19 goals in the process. Rampant. 6 hours ago

7 - Gareth Bale has scored or assisted 7 of Wales’ 8 goals in European Championship qualification so far (five goals, two assists). Leader. 6 hours ago

0 - England have never scored in the opening 10 minutes in a game against San Marino. Patience. 6 hours ago

7 - Eden Hazard has gone seven PL apps without a goal, his second longest scoreless spell at Chelsea. Drought. twitter.com/OmnisportNews/… 2 Sep

37 - Leicester have scored 37 PL goals in 2015. Only Man City (52), Arsenal (40) and Chelsea (38) have more this year. Foxtrot. 2 Sep

13 - Crystal Palace have won 13 Premier League games in 2015, only Man City & Arsenal (15 each) have more. Thunder. 2 Sep

7 - David de Gea has not kept a clean sheet in any of his last seven full 90 minute appearances for Man Utd in the PL. Rapprochement. 1 Sep

29 - Since Aug 2013, Saido Berahino has scored 29 goals in all comps for West Brom, at least 20 more than any other player. Spurned. 1 Sep

29 - Michail Antonio has had a hand in 29 goals in 50 Championship apps for Nottingham Forest since Aug 2014 (16 goals, 13 assists). Hammer. 1 Sep

130 - Since the start of last season, Jacob Butterfield has created more chances than any other Championship player (130). Schemer. 1 Sep

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.