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.

1 - Joe Hart could be the first English goalkeeper to make a Serie A appearance since the league began in 1929/30. Arrivederci. 2 hours ago

4 - Jose Mourinho is the first @ManUtd manager to win his opening four competitive matches in charge of the club. Special. 3 hours ago

5 - Pep Guardiola is the first @ManCity manager to win his opening five competitive games in a charge of the club. Revolution. 3 hours ago

2 - Arsenal have already won the same number of penalties in 2016-17 as they did last season. Buses. 17 hours ago

6 - Only Harry Kane (15) has scored more goals in all comps for Spurs in 2016 than Nacer Chadli (6). Move. 21 hours ago

12.5 - Adam Lallana ran 12.5km in the match against Spurs, the most ground covered by any PL player in a game this season. Energy. 21 hours ago

33 – Raheem Sterling has had more touches in the opposition box than any other PL player this season (33). Inspired. https://t.co/LKAuyDM1fh 23 hours ago

2012 - Arsenal won the @FAWSL unbeaten in 2012. Invincibles. twitter.com/jpowell40/stat… 29 Aug

7 - Sofiane Boufal last 8 shots on target in Ligue 1 : ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal 👐 Saved ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal ⚽️ Goal Saint.@SouthamptonFCC 29 Aug

131 - Sergio Agüero has had a hand in 131 goals in 153 Premier League appearances for Manchester City (105 goals, 26 assists). Integral. 29 Aug

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.