Understanding Opta data feeds

Opta offers a wide variety of data feeds and these are split into three different tiers, depending on the level of detail - Core Data, Classic Data and Performance Data.

4 - Lincoln City have reached Round 4 of the FA Cup for the first time since 1975/76, when they were managed by Graham Taylor. Impish. 9 hours ago

4 - Sutton United will play Leeds United in Round 4 of the FA Cup for the second time, having played them in 1970 (lost 6-0). Repeat. 9 hours ago

2 - Christian Benteke has scored as many goals tonight (2) as he did in 10 previous FA Cup appearances. Turnaround. 10 hours ago

7 - Jamie Paterson has scored seven goals in his last nine FA Cup appearances. Specialist. 11 hours ago

6 - Michail Antonio has mustered just six headers on target in the Premier League this season and scored with all of them. Complete. 13 hours ago

29 - @bendtnerb52, who turns 29 today, scored exactly 29 goals for the Danish national team. Lord. https://t.co/d2yHJOqNi9 16 Jan

60% - Louis van Gaal has the highest win percentage of all coaches in @ChampionsLeague history with at least 50 gam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

5 - Kyle Walker has provided more assists in the Premier League this season than any other defender. Roam. 18 hours ago

13 - 2016-17 marks the first time in top-flight history that five clubs have won as many as 13 of their opening 21 games. Famous. 20 hours ago

52 - No manager has won more points from their opening 21 Premier League games than Antonio Conte (52, same as Jose… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

Opta data feeds overview

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Our technical team understands your requirements for XML - robust, accurate and timely.

We work constantly, improving and developing our feeds to ensure that our market-leading level of data gets to your system as quickly and easily as possible.

Data feeds available

Opta data feeds are split into three main categories:

  • Core Data feeds - contains basic match data from a wide variety of competitions across the world.
  • Classic Data feeds - more detailed statistical data and aggregated stats.
  • Performance Data feeds - the most detailed level of live data available anywhere, containing x,y coordinates and time-stamps.
     

Hundreds of competitions covered 

The type of feeds we can provide include:

  • Fixtures and results.
  • Line-ups, league tables and live scores.
  • Live stats by player and team, including:

- shots (on/off target, outcome and inside/outside area).
- passes (long/short, successful/unsuccessful and zone)
- assists, through balls and key passes.
- tackles and duels (successful/unsuccessful).
- clearances, blocks and interceptions.
- saves and goalkeeper actions.
- fouls and foul type.

  • Text commentaries.
  • Positional information, including x,y coordinates and time-stamps of every on-ball action.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets. 

The world of sport, direct and in detail

Sports data feeds provided by Opta include the biggest competitions in:

  • Football.
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket.
  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Basketball.
  • American Football

And more.