Comparing legends

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

90 - Goalkeepers have to play the full 90 minutes to get a clean sheet according to Opta definition. Explanation. 2 hours ago

13 - Simon Mignolet has kept the joint-most clean sheets of any Premier League goalkeeper this season, along with Fraser Forster. Gloves. 2 hours ago

Opta Weekend Review: Chelsea edge closer to title as Manchester United falter #CFC #MUFC bit.ly/1zdvkjG http://t.co/6AyrDs22fC 3 hours ago

6 - Aston Villa are averaging a goal every six shots under Tim Sherwood compared to one every 16 under Paul Lambert. Uplift. 3 hours ago

8 - @BSchweinsteiger (@FCBayernEN) won his 8th championship, no one won more Bundesliga titles. Legend. http://t.co/jpDFS17TjP 5 hours ago

50 - Chelsea have scored seven more goals than Arsenal from open play and five fewer than the Gunners from set pieces. Expansive. 4 hours ago

185 - Chelsea have fired in exactly the same number of shots on target as Arsenal in the Premier League and scored two more goals. Boring. 4 hours ago

8 - @hazardeden10 has scored the 1st goal of the game the joint-most times in the PL this season (along with @aguerosergiokun). Decisive 5 hours ago

12 - Hull City have conceded more goals from outside the box than any other team in the Premier League. Rangers. 5 hours ago

1 - Eden Hazard has created the most goalscoring chances (88) & embarked on the most dribbles (254) in the @premierleague this season. Great 14 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.