Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

143 - @petercrouch has now made more substitute appearances than any other player in @premierleague history. Super. 19 hours ago

6 - Stoke City have scored more goals from corner situations than any other @premierleague side this season. Sense. 20 hours ago

7 - Xherdan Shaqiri has been involved in more Premier League goals in 11 games this season (2 goals, 5 assists) tha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 hours ago

2 - Stoke are aiming to win consecutive away league games for the first time since October 2015. Mission. https://t.co/coDUKziMsG 21 hours ago

326 - This will be Darren Fletcher's 326th Premier League appearance - the most by any Scottish player in the compe… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

30 - Mesut Ozil has created more goalscoring chances from open play than any other Premier League player this seaso… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Nov

8 - Since the start of the 2014-15 season, no Premier League side has been given more cards for simulation than Chelsea (8). Tumble. 20 Nov

0-4 - This was Tony Pulis’ joint heaviest home @premierleague defeat, matching his 4-0 defeats to Man City (October… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 Nov

0.99 - West Bromwich Albion have averaged under a goal a game in the Premier League under Tony Pulis (0.99 - 105 go… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

7 - Richarlison's strike was his seventh goal involvement in the Premier League this season (5 goals, 2 assists), b… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Nov

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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