Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

100% - All 38 of Javier Hernández's Premier League goals have come from inside the box. Scraps. https://t.co/oAuGaTMk2q 11 minutes ago

2 - Marko Arnautovic is only the 2nd player to be sent off twice against Southampton in the Premier League, alongside @SolManOfficial. Red. 20 minutes ago

1 - Manolo Gabbiadini's strike ended Southampton's run of nine hours & 15 minutes without a Premier League goal at… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 44 minutes ago

0:52 - Shinji Okazaki is the first player to score inside the opening minute of a Premier League match in 2017-18 (… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 56 minutes ago

5 - Christian Benteke has scored more league goals at Anfield as a visiting player (5) than he did as a Liverpool p… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1907-08 - Manchester United have scored 4+ goals in their opening two league games of a season for the first time i… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

78 - There were just 78 seconds between Romelu Lukaku & Paul Pogba's goals for @ManUtd in this match. Quickfire. https://t.co/atWO3XfF4X 1 hours ago

5 - Romelu Lukaku is the 5th player to score in his first two PL apps for Man Utd (after Ibrahimovic, Martial, Mach… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

1 - Eric Bailly has netted his first-ever league goal in his 67th top-flight appearance (La Liga & Premier League c… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 2 hours ago

6 - Swansea are unbeaten in their last six PL matches (W4 D2 L0) – their longest unbeaten run in the competition si… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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