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.

238 - There were just 238 seconds between Exeter's first and third goals as they came from 0-3 down to draw against Yeovil. Comeback. 4 minutes ago

7 - Carlisle are the first fourth tier side to fail to score in seven consecutive league games since Torquay in November 2006. Blanks. 7 minutes ago

23 – John Akinde has scored 23 league goals this term; his joint-best return in a single Football League campaign (also in 2015/16). Bueno. 17 minutes ago

11 - Filipe Morais is the 10th player to provide 11+ English league assists this season, despite his first one coming on Feb 28th. Unreal. 34 minutes ago

10 - Filipe Morais has provided more league assists in 2017 than any other player in the top four tiers. Generous. 39 minutes 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. 1 hours ago

3 - Nile Ranger has scored in three consecutive league games for the first time in his career. Power. 1 hours 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. 1 hours ago

20 – Swindon Town have had 20 different scorers in a league season for the first time since 2011/12. Variety. 1 hours ago

105 - Conor Thomas' strike against Millwall was his first goal in 105 league games since scoring vs Blackpool in January 2012. Winner. 1 hours ago

Opta data feeds overview

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Our technical team understands your requirements for XML - robust, accurate and timely.

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.