Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

Opta have been at the forefront of the sports data revolution for over 15 years.

5 - Alexis Sanchez has scored in five successive games for Arsenal in all comps for the first time ever. Timely. https://t.co/vOzMQBLPE2 6 minutes ago

45 - Alexis Sanchez has been directly involved in 45 goals in 51 appearances for Arsenal this season (30 goals, 15 assists). Handy. 13 minutes ago

392 - Per Mertesacker is set to start his first game for Arsenal since April 30th 2016 (v Norwich), 392 days ago. https://t.co/YAbIqltHOj 1 hours ago

2 - Chelsea have lost just twice in their last 13 games against Arsenal in all competitions (W8 D3). Governed. https://t.co/u9LfwZzBSg 1 hours ago

2 - This will be the second FA Cup final contested between Arsenal and Chelsea. The Gunners winning 2-0 in the 2002… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

1.2 - Marco Silva averaged 1.2 points per game in the Premier League, the best rate of any Hull manager. Buzzed. https://t.co/1OK97g9gIM 3 hours ago

20 - This is Arsenal’s 20th FA Cup final appearance, the most in history. They haven’t lost any of their last five… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

4 - Chelsea haven’t lost any of their last four FA Cup Finals, all of which have been contested at Wembley. Steely. youtu.be/mH-L65HlYDk 4 hours ago

1 - Arsenal v Chelsea is the first FA Cup final fixture to be played at both the Millennium Stadium and the new Wembley Stadium. Rivalry. 5 hours ago

15 - Christian Eriksen (15) provided more assists in 2016/17 than any other Tottenham player in a single… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 May

Company history

1996

The Opta brand is first associated with the Premier League through the launch of a ranking system, The Opta Index.  This was seen on Sky Sports Monday Night Football.

2002

Aidan Cooney's Sportingstatz business purchases the assets of Opta from BSkyB.  Current senior members of the operational management team all transfer to the new business.

2005

Opta opens its German operation.

2006

Current collection methodology adopted for football incorporating x/y co-ordinates and time coding with live collection by two people, plus a checker.

Opta opens its Italian operation.

2007

Opta purchases a stake in a Spanish business, Geca Sport.  

2009

Opta opens its French operation.

2010

Opta opens its Leeds office as the centre for rugby data collection.

2011

Opta opens offices in New York to service Major League Soccer and in Sydney to build on its market leading rugby presence in the northern hemisphere.

2012

Appointed by The ECB as official data providers to English cricket.

The OptaPro brand launches.

Opta purchases a 15% stake in Xeatre.

Opta opens its South American operation in Montevideo, Uruguay.

2013

Opta acquired by Perform Group, and becomes one of the high-profile brands within the Perform Content division.

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