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.

0 - #POL didn't trail for a single minute at #EURO2016. Out. 37 seconds ago

5 - #POR have reached the semi-finals for the fifth time in their last seven EURO tournaments. Resolve. 9 minutes ago

2 - #POR have won two of their three penalty shootouts at major tournaments, winning twice against #ENG and losing to #ESP. Previous. 24 minutes ago

2000 - #POL and #POR are the first teams since #FRA and #ITA in 2000 to go to extra time twice at the same EUROs. Long. 1 hours ago

50% - Luis Nani has been involved in half of Portugal's goals in #EURO2016 (2 goals, 1 assist). Factor. 1 hours ago

2 - @Cristiano has scored only 2 goals with his last 42 shots at the Euros. Mess. 2 hours ago

18y 316d - Renato Sanches is the youngest player to score in a knockout stage game at the Euros. Arrival. #POR #Euro2016 2 hours ago

1:40 - Robert Lewandowski has scored the second fastest ever goal at the Euros (1 min, 40 seconds). Rapid. #Euro2016 2 hours ago

11 - #POR are unbeaten in their 11 competitive fixtures under Fernando Santos, winning 8 and drawing 3. Form. https://t.co/uJ1FaQUoty 3 hours ago

18 - Renato Sanches will become the youngest player to start a game at #Euro2016 (18y 316d) by facing #POL tonight. Whippersnapper. 3 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.