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.

2 - Bobby Zamora is one of two players in @premierleague history to have scored penalties with both feet. Farewell. https://t.co/HrJrT5a5JH 26 minutes ago

9 - Crystal Palace went nine Premier League games without scoring in 1994/95, a PL record run. Drought #OptaAdvent 3 hours ago

0.82 - Of players to play 10+ PL games in December, no player has a better goals/game ratio than Roque Santa Cruz (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

1 - Hapoel Be'er Sheva scored with their first shot on target of the match. Clinical. 15 hours ago

1107- Manchester United have won their first European away game (excl. qualifiers) since November 27 2013, 1107 days ago. Overdue. 17 hours ago

7 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has scored seven goals in his last six games for Manchester United. Form. 17 hours ago

1 - Henrikh Mkhitaryan has scored his first Manchester United goal on his 11th appearance for the club. Duck. 18 hours ago

8 - Manchester United have lost eight of their last nine away games in Europe, drawing the other (excluding qualifiers). Struggles. 19 hours ago

149 – Les Ferdinand scored the most goals without a single one coming from the penalty spot in Premier League histo… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 8 Dec

8 - Richard Dunne, Duncan Ferguson and Patrick Vieira have all received a PL-high eight red cards. Mist #OptaAdvent 8 Dec

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.