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Mining the Opta databases to pull out the best contextual insights.

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… 1 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… 1 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… 1 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… 2 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… 11 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… 12 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 13 hours ago

4 - Monaco have conceded 4 goals at home for the first time in all comps since 13 December 2009 in Ligue 1 v Lille (0-4). Strike. 13 hours ago

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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