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.

17 - Marko Arnautovic was involved in 17 league goals in 15/16 (11 goals, 6 assists), the most by a Stoke player in a PL campaign. Potted. 1 hours ago

39 - Frank Lampard has scored against a record 39 different teams in Premier League history. Variety. https://t.co/sWBXolUL4m 2 hours ago

16 – Leroy Sane had a hand in more goals than any other Schalke midfielder last term (9 goals 7 assists). Prospect. https://t.co/LvVjJLAPfq 6 hours ago

144/141 - Only Kante made more tackles (175) & interceptions (156) than Idrissa Gueye last season in PL. Tenacious. https://t.co/q9Wn8r2thY 7 hours ago

71 - Since his debut, Gonzalo Higuain has scored 24 more goals than any other Serie A player (71). Lethal. https://t.co/ToLspUopym 26 Jul

63 - Alexandre Lacazette has scored 63 league goals in the last 3 seasons - the only PL player to score more was Sergio Aguero (67). Force. 26 Jul

14 - Joe Allen made more interceptions at Euro 2016 than any other midfielder. Potter. https://t.co/mkulnJ771O 26 Jul

6735 - Aaron Cresswell has played more minutes than any other PL player over the last two seasons (6735). Loss. https://t.co/YQRmIXG5zw 25 Jul

1 - Alf Ramsey is the only full-time manager to lose his 1st game in charge of England (v France, Feb 1963). Jules. https://t.co/whEEVIHUuV 25 Jul

2 - Bafétimbi Gomis scored 4 goals in his opening 4 Premier League games last season, then scored twice in his following 29 matches. Drop. 25 Jul

Opta data feeds overview

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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.