Visualising sports data

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

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. 3 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

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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