Visualising sports data

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

15 - Diego Costa's 19 @premierleague goals this season have been worth 15 points - more than any other player in th… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 13 hours ago

4 - Southampton have conceded four goals in a Premier League away game for the first time since April 2014 (1-4 vs Man City). Ripped. 14 hours ago

103 - Cesc Fabregas is now outright 2nd for most Premier League assists, one ahead of Lampard (102), but behind Giggs (162). Catering. 15 hours ago

50 – Diego Costa has scored his 50th PL goal in his 85th game, one game faster than it took Luis Suarez to reach the milestone. Star. 15 hours ago

26 - Only John Terry (40) has scored more @premierleague goals excluding penalties than Gary Cahill among defenders… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

507 - Oriol Romeu has scored his first Premier League goal since 5th December 2015 (vs Aston Villa) - 507 days ago. Response. 16 hours ago

15 – Eden Hazard has scored 15 Premier League goals this season, his best return in a campaign in the competition. Fame. 16 hours ago

10 - Only Romelu Lukaku (16) and Harry Kane (15) have scored more PL home goals than Eden Hazard this season. Comma… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 16 hours ago

7 - Since Southampton's return to the PL in 2012, only Liverpool (8) have scored more away league goals v Chelsea than Saints. Threat. 17 hours ago

Expected goal leaderboards – a roundup from the Premier League, Bundesliga, La Liga, Ligue 1 and Serie A.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 25 Apr

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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