Comparing legends

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

17 - Andy Carroll made 17 touches in the opposition box today; more than double the amount of any other Premier League player. Target. 4 hours ago

14 - Vito Mannone made 14 saves today, the joint-most by any goalkeeper in a PL game since 2003/04. Heroic. 5 hours ago

78 – Jose Mourinho has lost his first home league game as Chelsea manager, in his 78th match at Stamford Bridge. Blue. 5 hours ago

1 - Chelsea have conceded a Premier League penalty for the first time since January 12, 2013 (against Stoke City). Upset. 5 hours ago

6 - Fernando Torres has scored six Premier League goals against Sunderland; against no side has he scored more. Saviour? 5 hours ago

1 - Connor Wickham is the first opposition player to score at both Stamford Bridge and the Etihad this season. Wanderer. 6 hours ago

24% - Chelsea have conceded a league-high 24% of goals from corner situations this term. Susceptible. 6 hours ago

570 - Connor Wickham's goal was the first that Chelsea have conceded in 570 minutes of Premier League football on home soil. Breached. 6 hours ago

12 - All 12 goals Samuel Eto'o has scored for Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge. Tipped. 6 hours ago

11 - All 11 of Samuel Eto’o’s goals for Chelsea have come at Stamford Bridge. Comfortable. 7 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.