Comparing legends

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

9 - Marcus Rashford has scored nine goals from 15 shots on target for club and country this season. Chosen. 17 hours ago

106 - Danny Drinkwater made more tackles in the Premier League this season than any other English player (106). Cut. 17 hours ago

1 - AFC Wimbledon will play in the third tier for the first time in 2016/17. Congratulations. 30 May

2 - Adebayo Akinfenwa has scored in back-to-back games for AFC Wimbledon for the first time since September. Beast. 30 May

3 - Lyle Taylor has scored in three of his four games against Plymouth this season (all comps). Breakthrough. 30 May

2011 - Plymouth can return to the third tier for the first time since 2011. Objective. 30 May

66 - AFC Wimbledon are the 66th club to make an appearance in a Football League Playoff Final at Wembley. Stage. 30 May

11 - Check out the Opta team of the season in the Champions League 2015/16. Stars. https://t.co/vBk49IDp11 30 May

50 - Have you tested your knowledge of English players in the @premierleague with our latest Sporcle quiz? Challenge twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 30 May

8 - Barnsley are the first team in @football_league history to lose 8+ consecutive games in a season and be promoted in the same season. Up. 29 May

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.