Driving the sports data agenda since 1996

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

21 - Manchester City are now unbeaten in 21 Premier League matches against Newcastle United (W18 D3) – extending th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

3 - Sergio Aguero has scored the first perfect Premier League hat-trick since the Argentine himself scored one agai… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

13 – Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals versus Newcastle than Sergio Aguero (13). Haunt. 19 hours ago

10 - Kevin De Bruyne has provided more assists in the Premier League this season than any other player. Delivery. 19 hours ago

13 - Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 13 Premier League goals against Newcastle (11 goals, 2 assists), averaging a g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 hours ago

14 - David de Gea has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in Europe’s big five leagues this season (14). Reliable. 20 hours ago

56 - Oumar Niasse scored after 56 seconds of coming on versus West Brom – the fastest goal by a substitute in the P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 21 hours ago

3 - Anthony Martial has scored in three consecutive Premier League appearances for @ManUtd for the first time. Flourishing. 21 hours ago

251 - Jonjoe Kenny (on 38 minutes v West Brom) registered Everton's first shot on target in 251 minutes of Premier League action. Target. 22 hours ago

13 - Since the start of 2014-15, Jamie Vardy has won more penalties in the Premier League than any other player (13). Nuisance. 22 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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