Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

0 - Five of the last nine Premier League games between Southampton and West Brom have been goalless at half-time. Drab. 3 hours ago

19 - Jose Mourinho has failed to win all 19 Premier League games when two goals behind (D1 L18). Glum. https://t.co/E2kQi72k32 5 hours ago

3 – Leroy Sane has both scored and assisted in three of his last four Premier League apps for Man City. Menacing. https://t.co/lRQHe8EHYe 5 hours ago

13 - Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals as a teenager for @ManUtd than Marcus Rashford. Prodigy. 5 hours ago

4 - Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has been directly involved in 4 goals in his last 4 PL games at the Britannia (2 goals… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

5 - Shinji Okazaki has scored five goals in his last nine PL games, as many as he managed in his previous 51 in the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

2 - Jose Mourinho has never won a @premierleague game when two goals behind. Worry. https://t.co/zICIbVvLTP 6 hours ago

2 - Man Utd have conceded two goals in the first half of a @premierleague game for the first time since October 2016. Stupefaction. 6 hours ago

11 - Since the start of 2015/16, Swansea have scored 11 own-goals in the Premier League, more than twice as many as any other side. Gaffe. 6 hours ago

9 - Aaron Mooy has had a hand in nine league goals for Huddersfield in 2017 (3 goals, 6 assists); three more than a… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 6 hours ago

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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