Comparing legends

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

We'll be collecting detailed data on Saturday's Women's FA Cup Final, on the event's first appearance at @wembleystadium. Debut. 29 Jul

1.2 - No Arsenal keeper has conceded more goals per game in the Premier League than Wojciech Szczesny (min 20 games played). Checkout. 18 hours ago

73 - Only one defender (Ivanovic 74) has made more Premier League appearances in the last two seasons than Steven Caulker (73). Rock. 20 hours ago

15 - Emmanuel Adebayor had a hand in 15 goals (11 goals, four assists) in 20 Premier League appearances under Tim Sherwood. Reconcile. 21 hours ago

1 - Rafael Benitez has won just one of his seven Premier League matches against Jose Mourinho (D1 L5). Squabble. 22 hours ago

16 - Abou Diaby made just 16 league appearances for Arsenal in his final four seasons at the club. Departing. 28 Jul

78 - Since signing for @MCFC, no player has more Premier League goals than Sergio Agüero (78 - level with Robin van Persie). Ace. 28 Jul

113 - Eden Hazard was the player to suffer the most fouls in the 2014-15 Premier League season (113 fouls won). Target. 28 Jul

12 - Jordan Ayew hit 12 goals for Lorient last season, his best league tally to date. Firepower. 27 Jul

113 - Steven Berghuis was involved in an AZ Alkmaar league goal every 113 minutes last season. Hornet. 27 Jul

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.