Comparing legends

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

6 - Matty Fryatt has bagged six goals in five appearances in league competition against Huddersfield Town. Terrorised. 1 minutes ago

10 - @dcfcofficial have scored 10 goals in the final 15 minutes this season, the most in the @SkyBetChamp. Late. 38 minutes ago

4 - Darren Ambrose has scored four goals in five league appearances against Blackpool. Dream. 1 hours ago

9 - Crystal Palace have conceded 9 set-piece goals under Neil Warnock this season, having shipped 3 during Tony Pulis' tenure. Disorderly. 2 hours ago

4 - Bakary Sako has scored in his last four appearances for @OfficialWolves. Run. 3 hours ago

6 - Harry Kane has scored six goals in his last six appearances for Spurs. Able. 16 hours ago

9 - Graziano Pelle has scored nine goals in his last 10 games for Southampton in all competitions. Update. 16 hours ago

3 - After going 18 games (all comps) without a goal, Erik Lamela has now scored three in his last three for Tottenham. Swagger. 16 hours ago

12 - Shane Long's goal was his first in all comps since April, ending a run of 12 games without a goal for the Irishman. Lengthy. 17 hours ago

525 - Rolando Aarons' strike ended a run of 525 minutes without a goal for Newcastle against Man City. Shock. 17 hours ago

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.