Comparing legends

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

137 - Since Jürgen Klopp first took charge of #LFC, they've won 137 points (6th most) in the Premier League. Preview bit.ly/2xSKiLW 1 hours ago

3 - Only three sides have progressed past the Europa League group stages after collecting one point in the first th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

1 - Everton have picked up just 1 point after 3 Europa League group stage games – the worst start of any English cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

10 - Bertrand Traore has been directly involved in 10 goals in just 15 starts in the Europa League (six goals, four… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. https://t.co/gnvtCUp4e2 16 hours ago

12 - Nabil Fekir has been directly involved in 12 goals in 12 appearances for Lyon this season (eight goals, four a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

11 - Theo Walcott’s assist was his 11th for Olivier Giroud in all comps; only Mesut Ozil has provided more assists… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have kept their first clean sheet away from home in European competition since beating Olympiakos 3-0 i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

7 - Everton have won seven of their last nine games at Goodison Park in European competition including qualifiers (D1 L1). Hope. 17 hours ago

7 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven starts in Europe for Arsenal (6 goal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 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.