Comparing legends

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

3 - Name the three players to play for both @Arsenal and @ManUtd in the @premierleague. Quiz. #FridayNightOptaPubQuiz 26 minutes ago

4 - Reuben Reid has bagged four goals in his last three appearances in league competition. Astute. 40 minutes ago

10/0 - Rochdale have scored 10 headers this season, more than any other side, while . Doncaster are the only side yet to net one. Contrast 55 minutes ago

0 - Crewe have yet to pick up any points from games in which they’ve fallen behind in this season, losing all 10. Railroaded. 1 hours ago

6 - Garry Thompson has scored six goals in his last five league games for Notts County. Calculated. 1 hours ago

6 - Freddie Sears has scored six goals in his last six games (all comps). Hot. 1 hours ago

4 - Jamie Ward has scored four league goals in five appearances against Watford for Derby County. Ramraid. 2 hours ago

8 - Sam Winnall has scored eight goals in his last eight appearances in all competitions for Barnsley. Tyke. 2 hours ago

61 - Birmingham winger David Cotterill has created a league-high 61 goalscoring chances for his teammates this season. Provision. 3 hours ago

4 - Gary Hooper has scored four goals in two appearances against Brighton in league competition. Barrelling. 3 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.