2018 - A record breaking year for Opta's data editorial team

Posted 31st January 2019

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2018 saw our data editorial team break a number of records as they supported clients around the world

Our data editorial team are experts are crafting insightful content out of our detailed, deep live and historical data. In 2018, our data editorial team produced...




Breaking these numbers down further, there was a significant increase on 2017...

The World Cup in Russia heavily contributed to this record-breaking content output, with Opta’s social accounts continuing to deliver engaging data-driven content to sports fans around the world. Our experienced editorial team are experts at turning detailed data into insightful and engaging social content which proved particularly popular amongst audiences across the globe.

Likewise, our range of advanced metrics including sequences, expected goals and expected assists helped clients around the world to inform their audiences with an extensive range of our data-powered insights. Using detailed metrics to provide audiences with a greater understanding of the action unfolding has helped to bring analytics to mainstream football discussions globally, whilst adding greater context to events.


2019 also promises to be a big year for our editorial team, with our extensive coverage of the world's biggest sporting events of the year, including the Women's World Cup, Cricket World Cup and the Rugby World Cup


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