Comparing legends

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

0 - West Ham have failed to score in any of their last four European games. Challenge. 2 hours ago

5 - Tottenham have finished above Liverpool in the Premier League in five of the last six seasons. Powershift. 3 hours ago

16 - Only two Championship keepers (Konstantapoulos 21, Westwood 17) kept more clean sheets than Artur Boruc this season (16). Rewarded. 4 hours ago

74 - @MrAncelotti has won 74% of his games with @realmadriden, his best average as manager. Ciao http://t.co/c0EjcBWfzL 21 hours ago

6 - The side finishing in third place in the Championship has won promotion via the play-offs in six of the last 10 seasons. Edge. 23 hours ago

1 - Norwich have been promoted to the Premier League via the play-offs for the first time. Celebrations. 23 hours ago

2006 - Middlesbrough last overturned a two-goal deficit to win in the 2006 UEFA Cup semi-final against Steaua Bucharest. Task. 25 May

8 - Nathan Redmond has been involved in eight goals in his last seven games for Norwich City (three goals, five assists). Sharp. 25 May

21 – Grant Leadbitter has had a hand in more goals this season than any other Middlesbrough player (11 goals, 10 assists). Leader. 25 May

15 - No Championship midfielder has scored more goals this term than Bradley Johnson (15) – level with Matt Ritchie and Bakary Sako. Bonus. 25 May

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.