Comparing legends

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

6 - Salah has now scored six goal in seven games with Fiorentina; Cuadrado scored his first goal after 12 games. Deal http://t.co/zRioqOAP4R 2 hours ago

2.8 - Liverpool have taken 2.8 points per PL game when Steven Gerrard has not started this season, compared to 1.4 when he has. Evolution. 7 hours ago

23 - @LFC have taken more points in 2015 than any other side in the top five European leagues (23). Rise. 10 hours ago

13.63 – Last night v Swansea City, Christian Eriksen covered 13.63km, more than any other player in a single PL game this season. Legs. 10 hours ago

500 - James Milner's goal was the 500th that Leicester City have conceded in Premier League history. Outfoxed. 13 hours ago

29 - Since Christmas Liverpool have taken 29 points from 11 Premier League games, more than any other team. Gallop. 4 Mar

3 - Everton have taken just three points from their last nine Premier League away games. Treacle. 4 Mar

3 - Only Tim Howard (4) made more errors leading to goals than Tim Krul (3) this Premier League season. Agony. 4 Mar

400 - Ashley Young has scored his first Premier League goal for 400 days. Cruel. 4 Mar

1 - Charlie Austin has scored his first goal in five PL appearances at Loftus Road. Comeback. 4 Mar

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.