Visualising sports data

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

55 - A club has now had 55+ points after 22 PL games 4 times, with Chelsea responsible for 3 of those (04-05, 05-06 and 16-17). Dominating. 13 hours ago

101 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) and Frank Lampard (102) have provided more PL assists than Cesc Fabregas (101, level with W Rooney). Conductor. 14 hours ago

7 - Following Victor Moses' assist, Diego Costa has now had more different players assist him than any other PL player this season. Friends. 14 hours ago

51:35 - At 51 minutes and 35 seconds, Diego Costa's is the latest 1st half goal since Opta started recording exact times (2006-07). Gasp. 15 hours ago

4 - Diego Costa has scored a goal in each of his four Premier League appearances against Hull City. Tamed. 15 hours ago

100 - Diego Costa is playing his 100th game in all comps for Chelsea, scoring 51 goals and assisting 17 so far. Cen… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

90 - Arsenal are the first club to score 2 90th minute PL winners in the same season v the same team since Man U v Man City in 09-10. Drama. 16 hours ago

7 - Arsenal have conceded more penalty goals this season than they have in any other Premier League campaign. Blow. 16 hours ago

5 - Since the start of last season, Granit Xhaka has had more red cards than any other player in the big 5 Euro leagues. Reckless. 16 hours ago

12 - Arsenal have scored 12 headed goals this season in the Premier League, more than any other side. Nutty. 16 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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