Understanding Opta data feeds

Opta offers a wide variety of data feeds and these are split into three different tiers, depending on the level of detail - Core Data, Classic Data and Performance Data.

0 - J.Mourinho has never lost an English domestic cup final in his career (3 x #EFLCupFinal, 1 x FA Cup Final). Boss bit.ly/2l6wAPm 2 hours ago

5 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won all 5 domestic cup finals he has played in, scoring 5 goals and assisting 2. Stage. youtube.com/watch?v=wmk9Uz… 12 hours ago

100 - André Ayew's goal was the 100th scored for @WestHamUtd in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic. Century. https://t.co/lBdbfa7sgx 16 hours ago

2 - This is the 2nd time the reigning PL champions have been in the relegation zone the following season, after Man Utd in Aug 2007. Fall. 18 hours ago

60 - Romelu Lukaku is now @Everton’s joint-highest goalscorer in the @premierleague (level with Duncan Ferguson). T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

54% - Diego Costa has scored in 42/78 PL apps (54%); a higher proportion than any other player to play 20+ games in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

102 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) has provided more Premier League assists than Cesc Fabregas (102 - level with Frank Lam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

9 - Fernando Llorente has scored nine goals in all competitions for Swansea this season; 3 with his head, 3 right f… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

9 - No player has more assists in the Premier League this season than Gylfi Sigurdsson (9, level with Kevin De Bruy… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

2 - Excl. OG's, Patrick van Aanholt is the 1st player to score for 2 clubs in the Premier League this season (Sunderland & C.Palace). Switch 20 hours ago

Opta data feeds overview

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We work constantly, improving and developing our feeds to ensure that our market-leading level of data gets to your system as quickly and easily as possible.

Data feeds available

Opta data feeds are split into three main categories:

  • Core Data feeds - contains basic match data from a wide variety of competitions across the world.
  • Classic Data feeds - more detailed statistical data and aggregated stats.
  • Performance Data feeds - the most detailed level of live data available anywhere, containing x,y coordinates and time-stamps.
     

Hundreds of competitions covered 

The type of feeds we can provide include:

  • Fixtures and results.
  • Line-ups, league tables and live scores.
  • Live stats by player and team, including:

- 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.

  • Text commentaries.
  • Positional information, including x,y coordinates and time-stamps of every on-ball action.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets. 

The world of sport, direct and in detail

Sports data feeds provided by Opta include the biggest competitions in:

  • Football.
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket.
  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Basketball.
  • American Football

And more.