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21 – Dwight Gayle has scored 21 league goals in 2016/17; his best return in a single season in the Football League. Recognition. #EFLAwards 13 hours ago

50% - Chris Wood has been involved in a higher % of his team’s league goals in 16/17 than any other Championship player. Star. #EFLAwards 13 hours ago

13 - Anthony Knockaert has scored more league goals this season than any other Championship midfielder. Nominated. #EFLAwards 13 hours ago

18 - Kylian Mbappe (18 yo & 95 days) has become the youngest 🇫🇷 international since Wisniewski v Sweden in 1955 (18twitter.com/i/web/status/8…oi 25 Mar

28 – @DFB_Team_EN are unbeaten in 28 WC qualifying matches (23W, 5D) – the last loss happened in 2001 against Engla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Mar

5 - Danny Blind lost as many EC/WC qualifiers in 9 games as Dutch NT manager as the previous four managers combined in 58 games. Dismissed. 26 Mar

67% - Jermain Defoe has had a hand in a higher share of his team’s league goals this term than any player in Europe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 17 hours ago

3 - Conor Washington is the 1st Northern Ireland player to score in 3 successive starts at Windsor Park since David Healy in 2007. Streak. 26 Mar

3 - Chris Brunt has been directly involved in three goals in his last three games for Northern Ireland (1 goal, 2 assists). Blocks. 26 Mar

1 - Scotland have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 competitive matches, a 6-0 win at Gibraltar. Worry. 26 Mar

Editorial

Finding beauty in the detail

We believe that getting the data into the database is just the start.  The story is told when that data is given context and turned into an enduring narrative.  

We've built our reputation on understanding this context.  Not only do we know who scored the goals, the tries and the runs, we know when they were scored and how.  And most importantly we know what this means in the match, the season and the history of the sport.

An unrivalled team of experts

Our editorial staff have access to a suite of proprietary query tools, allowing us direct and instant access to all of the information that can make the difference between good and great coverage.

We supply our clients with editorial services in a number of different ways.  This can range from pre-prepared reports or Opta Facts to a stats hotline or live chat facility.

Pre-game, during the match or after the final whistle

Our database updates in real-time.  As soon as the data is collected it can be accessed by our editorial team.  This means that we can provide services to media, broadcast and betting clients before a game, after the final whistle or as the action is unfolding.

We'll alert customers as a big milestone is about to be reached, and let them know what the latest incident means in the bigger picture.  We'll help broadcasters better inform their viewers, or give bookmakers the best stats to help encourage betting activity on their website.

Some of our editorial services in action

Opta rugby league data and editorial is used in the Carnegie Challenge Cup Final programme.

Some football match stats used by ESPN on a Premier League broadcast.

SkyBet use some Opta stats on an email marketing promotion in the run up to a big game.

The official England sticker album uses Opta data for player profiles.

Castrol Football uses Opta based stats to power its Twitter account.

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

Sport magazine use some Opta tennis data in a piece on Andy Murray.

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