Visualising sports data

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

7 - Last season under Garry Monk, Leeds United secured their first top-half finish in the Championship since 2010/11 (also 7th). Gone. 5 hours ago

48 - Garry Monk won 48% of his league games in charge of Leeds (22/46) , the fifth highest percentage in the club's… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

250 - Francesco #Totti has scored 250 goals in Serie A, 4 more than all current Roma players combined (246). King. https://t.co/fOC9vKU8bQ 5 hours ago

15 - Marouane Fellaini has won 15 aerial duels vs Ajax, a new record high in one match in Europa League history (20… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

1 - Jose Mourinho is the first manager to win both the European Cup/CL (2) & UEFA Cup/Europa League (2) more than o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

5 - Manchester United are the fifth team to win all three major European trophies (UEFA Cup/EL, CL/European Cup & C… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 21 hours ago

5 - Five of Henrikh Mkhitaryan's last six Manchester United goals have come in the Europa League. Specialist. https://t.co/EYQP7nhYGI 22 hours ago

2 - Paul Pogba has now scored in back to back games for Manchester United after a run of 19 games without a goal. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 hours ago

10 - Manchester United have gone 10 matches unbeaten in the Europa League (W7 D3), conceding just four goals in that time. Confident. 23 hours ago

19y 205d - Marcus Rashford is the youngest Englishman to start a major European final since Gary Mills for Nottingh… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 24 May

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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