Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

1 - Tottenham Hotspur have won just one of their last nine competitive games at Wembley (D2 L6). Residence. https://t.co/VfK0tQTxIe 16 hours ago

24 - Manchester United have equalled their record for the longest unbeaten run within a single top-flight season (2… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

7 - Seven of the eight red cards in Premier League #ManchesterDerby matches have been given to Manchester United. Feisty. 27 Apr

19 - There were just 19 seconds between Marouane Fellaini's first & second cards in this #ManchesterDerby. Quickfire. 27 Apr

3 - Marouane Fellaini has been given his third red card in his Premier League career & his first in the competition since May 2015. Madness. 27 Apr

7 - Sergio Aguero has now attempted 7 shots in this game; more than any other player in a single game against Man U… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

4 - Jose Mourinho has won just 4 of his 18 meetings with Pep Guardiola (D6 L8), but one of these came in the last… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Sergio Aguero has scored 8 goals in 10 competitive appearances for Manchester City against Manchester United. T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

3 - The previous 3 #ManchesterDerby @premierleague games officiated by Martin Atkinson have seen @ManUtd score a 90… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 27 Apr

8 - Spurs have won eight consecutive league games for the first time since October 1960 (13 in a row). Momentum. https://t.co/1jAhJzwSya 26 Apr

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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