Understanding Opta's Classic Data feeds

Opta's Classic Data feeds offer detailed live statistics for a wide range of global sports. 

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Classic Data feeds

Introduction to Opta's Classic Data feeds

Opta's Classic Data feeds offer detailed live statistics for a wide range of global sports. This data offers live stats split by player and team as well as a selection of cumulative and aggregated information.

Opta has the widest variety of delivery methods available, offering maximum flexibility and convenience.

For more basic data, try our Core Data feeds and for our most granular data have a look at our Performance Data feeds.

The sports covered include:

Football

Our Classic Data feeds for football include:

  • Live stats by player and team, for example:

- shots (on/off target, outcome and inside/outside area).
- passes (long/short, successful/unsuccessful and zone).
- assists, through balls and key passes.
- tackles and duels (successful/unsuccessful).
- clearances, blocks and interceptions.
- saves and goalkeeper actions.
- fouls and foul type.

  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets.
  • Text commentaries.

For more basic data, try our Core Data feeds and for our most granular data have a look at our Performance Data feeds.

Rugby Union

Our Classic Data feeds for rugby union include:

  • Live stats by player and team.
  • Text commentaries.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets.

For more basic data, try our Core Data feeds and for our most granular data have a look at our Performance Data feeds.

Rugby League 

Our Classic Data feeds for rugby league include:

  • Live stats by player and team.
  • Text commentaries.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets.

For more basic data, try our Core Data feeds and for our most granular data have a look at our Performance Data feeds.

Cricket

Our Classic Data feeds for cricket include:

  • Live stats by player and team.
  • Text commentaries.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets.

For more basic data, try our Core Data feeds and for our most granular data have a look at our Performance Data feeds.

Also, for our fastest cricket data feed, ideally for use in the the betting industry, try our Fastpath cricket service.

Other Sports

Opta can provide data on a range of other sports, including:

  • American football.
  • Baseball.
  • Basketball.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Ice Hockey.
  • Tennis.
  • Volleyball.

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