Understanding Opta's Core Data feeds

Opta’s Core Data feeds offer a basic level of live information for the widest possible range of sports and competitions across the globe.

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31 - @FCBarcelona had lower possession than @realmadriden for the first time since May 7th 2008 (31 games). Dominat… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

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15 - Celtic have won 15 of their last 17 Champions League qualifying games at Celtic Park (D1 L1). Stronghold. https://t.co/Se8535IYFD 16 Aug

8 - Gylfi Sigurdsson assisted a league-high eight goals direct from dead ball scenarios last season in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

628 - Gareth Barry is only four appearances away from equalling Ryan Giggs' record of 632 games in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 Aug

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Core Data feeds

Introduction to Opta's Core Data feeds

Opta's Core Data feeds offer a basic level of live information for the widest possible range of sports competitions across the globe.

These feeds are ideal for populating a wide ranging sports website, app or second screen experience. 

Opta has the widest variety of delivery methods available, offering maximum flexibility and convenience.

For more detailed live data, try our Classic and Performance Data feeds.

Football

Opta offers the world’s largest range of football data, with more than 1000 international leagues and competitions.

Our Core Data Feeds for football include:

- Schedule

- Squads and line-ups

- Team and player profiles

- Live Scores

- Results

- Tables

Should you require more detailed data, please see Opta’s Classic and Performance Data feeds.

Rugby Union

Our core data feeds for Rugby Union include:

- Schedule

- Squads and line-ups.

- Live standings.

- Results.

Should you require more detailed data, please see Opta’s Classic and Performance Data feeds.

Rugby League

Cover the entire Rugby League from using our core data feeds. These include:

- Schedule

- Squads and line-ups

- Live standings

- Results

Should you require more detailed data, please see Opta’s Classic and Performance Data feeds.

Cricket

Our data feeds cover all major competitions from around the world and include:

- Schedule

- Squads and line-ups

- Live Scores

- Results

Other sports covered by Opta's Core Data include:

 

 
-Australian Football
 
Base or Live
  • Fixtures / Start times
  • Score
  • Tables/Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
Players
  • Players
Head to Head
  • Head to Head
Leagues covered 
  • 7 Leagues covered, including AFL, AFLG, SAFF Premier League and the International Cup.
 
-Handball
 
Base or Live
  • Fixtures / Start times
  • Score
  • Half-time Score
  • Lineups
  • Player Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables / Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
Players
  • Player Rankings
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Coaches
  • Shirt numbers
Head to Head
  • Head to Head
Leagues covered
  • 104 leagues covered worldwide, including Liga Asobal, Bundesliga and every major European and World Championships. 
 
-American Football
 
Available live
  • Fixtures / Kick-off times
  • Score
  • Quarter Scores
  • Point Scorers
  • Lineups
  • Subs on Bench
  • Player Stats
  • Team Match Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables/Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
  • Rankings/Polls
 Players
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Coaches
  • Shirt numbers
  • Injuries
  • Player Rankings
 Head to Head
  • Head to Head
 Leagues covered  
  • 19 different leagues covered worldwide, including NFL, NCAA and the IFAF World Cup.
 
-Baseball
 
Base or Live
  • Fixtures / First pitch times
  • Score
  • Inning Scores
  • Lineups
  • Player Stats
  • Team Match Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables / Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
Players
  • Player Rankings
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Coaches
  • Shirt numbers
  • Injuries
Head to Head
  • Head to Head
Leagues covered
  • 39 different leagues covered worldwide, including MLB, NBL and the main world championships.
 
-Basketball
 
Base or Live
  • Fixtures / Tip-off times
  • Score
  • Period Scores
  • Lineups
  • Subs on Bench
  • Player Stats
  • Team Match Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables / Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
 Players
  • Player Rankings
  • Rankings/Polls
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Coaches
  • Shirt numbers
  • Injuries
 Head to Head
  • Head to head
 Leagues covered
  • 139 different leagues covered worldwide, including NBA, Eurobasket and FIBA World Championships.
 
-Golf
 
Base
  • Tee times
  • Leaderboard
  • Scorecards/hole(w/Par)
  • Players extra
  • Tournament Details
Leagues covered
  • All major global Tours covered, including the PGA Tour and the European Tour.
 
-Ice Hockey
 
Base or Live 
  • Score
  • Fixtures /Start times
  • Period Scores
  • Goalscorers
  • Penalties
  • Assists
  • Lineups
  • Player Stats
  • Team Match Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables / Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
Players
  • Player Rankings
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Coaches 
  • Shirt numbers
Head to Head
  • Head to head
Leagues Covered
  • 64  competitions covered worldwide including NHL and major national and international competitions. 
 
-Tennis
 
Base or Live
  • Order of play/match times
  • Score
  • Player Stats
  • Tournament Details
  • Tour Ranking
Competitions covered
  • 11 competitions covered worldwide, including the ATP World Tour and the Davis Cup.
 
-Volleyball
 
Base or Live
  • Fixtures/Start times
  • Score
  • Set/Period Scores
  • Line-ups
  • Subs on Bench
  • Player Stats
  • Referees
  • Attendance
  • Club Address
  • Tables/Rankings
  • Trophies
  • Venue Profiles
Players
  • Player Rankings
  • Players
  • Players extra
  • Shirt numbers
Head to Head
  • Head to Head
Leagues covered
  • 129 competitions covered worldwide, including the main European and World Championships. 
 
-Motorsport
 
Base or Live
  • Session Times
  • Practice Session Results        
  • Qualifying Session Results        
  • Warmup Session Results        
  • Race Session Results        
  • Grid positions        
  • Circuits        
  • Team Profiles        
  • Pit Stops        
  • Fastest Lap        
  • Driver numbers        
  • DNF reasons        
  • Tables/Rankings
Competitions covered
  • 32 competitions covered including Formula 1, MotoGP and the main European and World Championships.