Data visualisation

Opta are at the forefront of developing new and innovative ways to display sports data, across all platforms.

10 - Filipe Morais has provided more league assists in 2017 than any other player in the top four tiers. Generous. 6 seconds ago

3 - Rochdale have scored 3+ goals in a league game 12 times this season, only Doncaster have done so more in the top 4 tiers (13). Glut. 24 minutes ago

3 - Nile Ranger has scored in three consecutive league games for the first time in his career. Power. 39 minutes ago

18 – James Collins has scored 18 league goals this term, 3 more than he’s managed in any previous campaign in the Football League. Talisman. 42 minutes ago

20 – Swindon Town have had 20 different scorers in a league season for the first time since 2011/12. Variety. 49 minutes ago

105 - Conor Thomas' strike against Millwall was his first goal in 105 league games since scoring vs Blackpool in January 2012. Winner. 52 minutes ago

3 – Bright Samuel has scored three goals in his last two league games for Blackpool, two more than he managed in his previous 53. Upturn. 54 minutes ago

69% - 22 of Leyton Orient’s 32 points this season have come away from home - the highest share in English league football. Voyagers. 1 hours ago

42.5% - Billy Sharp has been involved in 31 of Sheffield Utd's 73 league goals (26 goals, 5 assists), the highest % in League One. Honed. 2 hours ago

19 – @Official_STFC have had more different goalscorers than any other side in English league football this season. Concoction. 3 hours ago

Visualisation

Bringing data to a new audience

Opta are committed to bringing data and statistics to a wider audience.  We believe that it is too important to be left to boring tables and reams of numbers.

Effective data visualisation is a key part of making data more accessible and widening its reach.  

Our data is collected and packaged in such a way that it makes it easy for our media and broadcast customers to present the information in an engaging and information way.

Adding context & colour to traditional coverage

For our print customers, our detailed data can add context to a moment, a match or a season.  Using infographics, player touchmaps, pass matrices and goal build-up images, it is possible to add colour and context to a traditional match report or season-to-date review.

Creating eye-catching visualisations

Our widgets can help to easily add cutting edge performance visualisation to any website.  From player heat-maps to match timelines, representing the data in an eye-catching way is the best way to maximise the impact of your online coverage.

Opta data, visualised

Piero’s Heatmap effect integrates and aggregates event data to highlight the most active areas of the pitch.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

The FourFourTwo StatsZone app allows users to analyse and share live stats on their iOS devices, as the game progresses.

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

France Football magazine use Opta content for a comparison piece between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The Live Rugby Android smartphone app uses detailed Opta rugby feeds to produce an interactive analytical experience for rugby fans.

MLS Match Centre Chalkboard

Sky Sports used our data to create a widget comparing the current Manchester United defenders.

The Times used Opta Graphics for a preview of  Wales v England

Top tier cricket sponsor Investec, used detailed Opta cricket data for sponsored graphical output.