Visualising sports data

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

2010 - On this day in 2010 @DFB_Team_EN celebrated a 4-1 win against @England. Historic. #ENGGER @OptaJoe https://t.co/jns4B2w3Qi 27 Jun

4 - Saul Ñiguez has scored more goals than any other player in 2017 European Under-21 Championship (4 goals from 4… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Jun

38 – The @DFB_Team_EN U21 had more than twice as many shots (38 – 17) as the #YoungLions (@England). Deserved.… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

5 - Scott Parker is the only player to play for 5 London clubs in the Premier League (Charlton, Chelsea, West Ham,… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 15 hours ago

45 - Swindon Town conceded 45 home goals in the 1993-94 season, the most in a single @premierleague campaign. Brimf… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

46 - The lowest number of goals scored by a team who were promoted to the top-flight is 46, by Notts County in 1923. Conservative. 27 Jun

86 - Tottenham won 86 points in the 2016-17 Premier League - their best-ever return in the competition. Surge. 27 Jun

47 - Jens Lehmann holds the record for longest unbeaten start to a @premierleague career, not losing any of his fir… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Jun

4 - Frank de Boer is the only manager in Eredivisie history to win four consecutive titles, doing so in his first f… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Jun

91 – Since the start of the 2013/14 season, Alexandre Lacazette has scored more goals in Ligue 1 than any other pla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Jun

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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