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3 - Yakubu is one of only three teenagers to have scored a hat-trick in the Champions League (19y 306d for Maccabi… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 minutes ago

17 - Ryan Sessegnon was the first 17-year old to score a hat-trick within the top four tiers of English league foot… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

3 - Sheffield United's Leon Clarke was the first player to score a hat-trick and still end up on the losing side in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

3 - Sheffield United 4-5 Fulham last night saw both Leon Clarke & Ryan Sessegnon score hat-tricks; the first time w… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

6 - Six of the 10 youngest English players to make their Champions League debut, have done so whilst playing for Ar… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

8 - Harry Kane is only the third player to score as many as eight goals in their first eight appearances in the Cha… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 hours ago

100 - Mauricio Pochettino has won his 100th game in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, in what was his 182nd game in char… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 hours ago

3 - Liverpool have let a three-goal lead slip in a competitive match for the first time since May 2014 against Crys… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

4 - Phil Foden is the 4th youngest English player to make an appearance in the Champions League (17y 177d). Only Ja… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 13 hours ago

39 - Harry Kane has now scored 39 goals in 38 competitive appearances for Tottenham Hotspur during 2017. Special. https://t.co/0AE0NAIOlq 14 hours ago

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NEWS Football Writing Festival Manchester 2016

Duncan Alexander, Opta’s Head of Editorial, co-creator of @OptaJoe and author of the recently published OptaJoe’s Football Yearbook will be speaking at the Manchester Football Writing Festival.

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BLOG Global Opta data collection

How we ensure Opta data is accurate, consistent and reliable

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NEWS OptaJose Quiz round-up

The 2nd of edition of the OptaJose Quiz took place last Monday (May 30th) at the Real Café Bernabéu in Madrid. 15 teams from the Spanish sports industry battled it out for first prize including Marca Web, Eurosport, MSN and Twitter.

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Posted by Sam Brooker at 15:19

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NEWS OptaJean Quiz round-up

The 6th edition of the OptaJean Quiz was hosted on Wednesday night (May 25th) in the Workshop bar in Paris. 19 teams from the French sports industry battled it out for the top prize including last year's winners France Football, L'Equipe.fr, Canal + and beIN Sports.

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Posted by Sam Brooker at 14:36

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