Comparing legends

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

1 - Saido Berahino has scored only one goal & has no assists in his last 28 Premier League appearances for WBA (150…… 5 hours ago

24 - Christian Eriksen has had more shots without scoring in the Premier League this season than any other player (…… 7 hours ago

16 - Manchester United have lost more @premierleague fixtures against @ChelseaFC than any other side (16). Preview.… 8 hours ago

? - How many of the goalscorers can you name (excl. OGs) from the previous PL games between Chelsea & Man Utd? Quiz.… 9 hours ago

1 - Robin Van Persie has scored his first goal at Old Trafford since February 2015. Ovation. 23 hours ago

1 - Jesse Lingard has scored and assisted in a single game for the first time in his Man Utd career. Variety. 23 hours ago

2 - Paul Pogba has scored two or more goals in a game for the first time since November 2014 (v Lazio). Brace. 20 Oct

2 - Man Utd haven't had two different goalscorers from the penalty spot since January 2012 (Chicharito and Berbatov v Stoke). Peas. 20 Oct

2 - There was just two minutes and 55 seconds between Paul Pogba and Anthony Martial's penalties. Reward. 20 Oct

4 - Inter Milan have won their last four European games at the San Siro against English opposition, netting 11 goals. Boss. 20 Oct

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.