Visualising sports data

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

130 - Just three players (Fara Williams, Alex Scott & Karen Carney) have won more caps for @Lionesses than Casey St… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 5 hours ago

6 - Real Madrid’s special scorers en la Liga: 1 - Lazcano 1929 1000 - Pahiño 1950 2000 - Paco Gento 1963 3000 - Jua… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 hours ago

4 - Steve Davies has netted four goals in his last four FA Cup appearances for Rochdale. Saviour. 23 hours ago

8 - Harry Kane has scored eight goals in his last six FA Cup games for Tottenham Hotspur. Winner. 23 hours ago

18 - Lucas Moura has been directly involved in 18 goals (12 goals, six assists) in his last 20 starts in all compet… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

6 - Ian Henderson has scored six goals in the FA Cup this season. No player has scored more (Will Grigg also six). Magic. 18 Feb

6 - Leeds have won each of their last six home matches against Bristol City in all competitions. Marching. 18 Feb

274 - Lucas Moura will make his first start in club football since 20th May 2017 for PSG against Caen, 274 days ago. Awaited. 18 Feb

2 - Robin van Persie has scored with both his shots on target this Eredivisie season. Sharp. 18 Feb

9 - Norwich are unbeaten in their last nine matches against Ipswich in all competitions (W6 D3) since losing 3-2 in April 2009. Bragging. 18 Feb

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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