Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

137 - Since Jürgen Klopp first took charge of #LFC, they've won 137 points (6th most) in the Premier League. Preview bit.ly/2xSKiLW 1 hours ago

3 - Only three sides have progressed past the Europa League group stages after collecting one point in the first th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

1 - Everton have picked up just 1 point after 3 Europa League group stage games – the worst start of any English cl… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

10 - Bertrand Traore has been directly involved in 10 goals in just 15 starts in the Europa League (six goals, four… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 16 hours ago

223 - There were just 223 seconds between Ashley William's yellow card and his goal. Narrative. https://t.co/gnvtCUp4e2 16 hours ago

12 - Nabil Fekir has been directly involved in 12 goals in 12 appearances for Lyon this season (eight goals, four a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

11 - Theo Walcott’s assist was his 11th for Olivier Giroud in all comps; only Mesut Ozil has provided more assists… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1 - Arsenal have kept their first clean sheet away from home in European competition since beating Olympiakos 3-0 i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

7 - Everton have won seven of their last nine games at Goodison Park in European competition including qualifiers (D1 L1). Hope. 17 hours ago

7 - Olivier Giroud has been directly involved in seven goals in his last seven starts in Europe for Arsenal (6 goal… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 hours ago

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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