Comparing legends

Use Opta data to compare World Cup greats from any era against each other.

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2 - Two of the last three occasions the team starting the day bottom of the Premier League table has beaten a team… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

1 - Alfie Mawson's goal came from Swansea's only shot on target and second shot of any kind in the first half. Steal. 19 hours ago

6 - Swansea have scored fewer home goals than any other @premierleague side this season (6), while Liverpool have s… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 hours ago

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60 - Since Alexis Sanchez joined Arsenal in 2014, only Harry Kane (96), Sergio Aguero (86) and Romelu Lukaku (64) h… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 hours ago

7 - Harry Kane scored seven goals in his six England games in 2017; as many as all the other England players combin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

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Historical World Cup Data

Who is the best - Maradona or Messi? Rossi or Ronaldo? Cruyff or Zidane? Opta has the answers.

How? Opta have analysed all of the data from every World Cup finals game dating back to the tournament in England in 1966. This gives us access to a unique set of statistics that can be used for compelling, engaging and newsworthy content.

It can be used to compare players and teams across tournaments, find out trends and milestones as well as providing a new insight into the history of the world's greatest football tournament.

The world's greatest, in glorious Opta detail

The historical World Cup data has been analysed in the same way as our market-leading content from across the world of football. This means that performances can be compared like-for-like across tournaments, players and teams.

The data we have collected from these tournaments includes:

  • Venue details
  • Line ups and player details
  • Possession
  • Shots on/off target (by player and team)
  • Passes successful/unsuccessful (by player and team)
  • Duels won/lost (by player and team)
  • Fouls won/lost (by player and team)
  • Crosses
  • Assists
  • And many, many more

And every bit of data has a time stamp and an x/y co-ordinate, allowing for detailed analysis using touchmaps, heatmaps and average position information.

For more information on how you could use this unique data set for your PR or marketing campaign or World Cup coverage, contact us.