Comparing legends

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

0 - Tottenham have not had a single player booked so far in the Premier League, though they have had one red card. Blemish. 2 hours ago

5 - Aston Villa are the only team in the Premier League with more points (7) than shots on target (5). Profitable. 3 hours ago

14 - Everton have allowed 14 shots on target against them so far, conceding 10 goals. Rippling. 3 hours ago

1 - Tune into our cricket coverage on @OptaJim as England & India play their latest ODI. Knock. 3 hours ago

31% - Chelsea have the best chance conversion in the Premier League so far. Clinical. 3 hours ago

3% - QPR have the worst chance conversion in the Premier League so far. Shank. 3 hours ago

7 - Radamel Falcao scored in his first 7 league-matches for Monaco and Porto 7 times. Start. 11 hours ago

11 – This season, Alvaro Negredo will play for the La Liga team he has scored the most goals against (Valencia, 11). Turnover 6 hours ago

16 - Alvaro Negredo failed to score in any of his last 16 appearances for Man City, after a run of 9 goals in the 5 games before that. Fade. 20 hours ago

250 - Sandro made 250 tackles for Tottenham in the Premier League; more than any other player for the club since his PL debut. Crunch. 21 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.