Comparing legends

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

1 - Wigan had conceded just one first-half goal in their previous seven games in the Championship this season. Chase. 8 hours ago

5 - Wigan have won five of their previous six league clashes against Ipswich, losing the other. Latics. 9 hours ago

6 - Manchester United have conceded six penalties in their last 12 Premier League games. Rash. 13 hours ago

1 - @OptaJoe is also on Instagram - find us here: instagram.com/optajoe. Image. 14 hours ago

Vintage Ozil, another record for Lampard & Liverpool slipping - @OptaJoe's Weekend in Numbers bit.ly/1DskuoR http://t.co/F4wH3BY2bv 16 hours ago

8 - Only in one of their previous 8 PL campaigns (11 in 2000-01) have Leicester had more points after five games than they do now (8). Foxy. 17 hours ago

39 - Frank Lampard has now scored against a record 39 different Premier League clubs. Spread. 21 Sep

1 - Frank Lampard has scored his first Premier League goal versus Chelsea, in his 11th match against them. Muted. 21 Sep

14 - Leighton Baines has scored all 14 of his Premier League penalties. Reliable. 21 Sep

8 - Eight of André Schürrle's 10 Premier League goals have come in away games. Devastating. 21 Sep

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.