Comparing legends

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

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15 - Dimitri Payet has had more shots in the Premier League without scoring than any other player so far this season. Misfire. 16 hours ago

5 - West Ham have lost five of their opening six top-flight games in a season for the first time in their history.… twitter.com/i/web/status/7… 19 hours ago

15 - West Ham have conceded 15 goals in their opening six games of a top-flight season for the first time since 1988-89. Troubles. 19 hours ago

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1 - Charlie Austin scored with the first shot on target in the match. Breakthrough. 20 hours ago

2 - The Hammers have lost 2 of their last 4 home league games, the same number they'd lost in their first 17 at home under Bilic. Downturn. 21 hours ago

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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.