Visualising sports data

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

108 - Sergio Aguero averages a goal every 108 minutes in the PL; the best mins/goal ratio of any player to have sco… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 1 hours ago

55 - No player has created as many chances from open play in the big five European Leagues this season as Alexis Sa… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 3 hours ago

4 – Sunderland have had fewer goalscorers in league competition this season than any other team in Europe’s big five divisions. Light. 22 hours ago

3 - Odion Ighalo has scored just three goals in his last 35 Premier League games, after 13 in his first 19 for Watford. Drop. 22 hours ago

896 - Memphis Depay has failed to score or assist a goal in his last 896 minutes in the PL. Desert. 19 Jan

136 – Gabriel Jesus scored or assisted a league goal every 136 mins for Palmeiras last term as they won the Brazilian top-flight title. Key. 19 Jan

6 - Liverpool have kept six clean sheets in their last nine FA Cup games. Sturdy. 18 Jan

1 - Southampton have scored exactly one goal in each of their last seven home games in all competitions. Singular. 18 Jan

0 - Norwich City failed to direct a single shot on target in a game in any competition for the first time since March (v Man City). Caged. 18 Jan

12 - Divock Origi is the first Liverpool player to miss a penalty (in all comps) in 12 attempts, since S Gerrard v QPR in May 2015. Fluffed. 18 Jan

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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