Comparing legends

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

15 - Diego Costa's 19 @premierleague goals this season have been worth 15 points - more than any other player in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 14 hours ago

4 - Southampton have conceded four goals in a Premier League away game for the first time since April 2014 (1-4 vs Man City). Ripped. 15 hours ago

103 - Cesc Fabregas is now outright 2nd for most Premier League assists, one ahead of Lampard (102), but behind Giggs (162). Catering. 15 hours ago

50 – Diego Costa has scored his 50th PL goal in his 85th game, one game faster than it took Luis Suarez to reach the milestone. Star. 15 hours ago

26 - Only John Terry (40) has scored more @premierleague goals excluding penalties than Gary Cahill among defenders… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago

507 - Oriol Romeu has scored his first Premier League goal since 5th December 2015 (vs Aston Villa) - 507 days ago. Response. 16 hours ago

15 – Eden Hazard has scored 15 Premier League goals this season, his best return in a campaign in the competition. Fame. 16 hours ago

10 - Only Romelu Lukaku (16) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more PL home goals than Eden Hazard this season. Comma… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

7 - Since Southampton's return to the PL in 2012, only Liverpool (8) have scored more away league goals v Chelsea than Saints. Threat. 17 hours ago

Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

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.