Visualising sports data

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

0 - J.Mourinho has never lost an English domestic cup final in his career (3 x #EFLCupFinal, 1 x FA Cup Final). Boss bit.ly/2l6wAPm 3 hours ago

5 - Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won all 5 domestic cup finals he has played in, scoring 5 goals and assisting 2. Stage. youtube.com/watch?v=wmk9Uz… 13 hours ago

100 - André Ayew's goal was the 100th scored for @WestHamUtd in the Premier League under Slaven Bilic. Century. https://t.co/lBdbfa7sgx 16 hours ago

2 - This is the 2nd time the reigning PL champions have been in the relegation zone the following season, after Man Utd in Aug 2007. Fall. 19 hours ago

60 - Romelu Lukaku is now @Everton’s joint-highest goalscorer in the @premierleague (level with Duncan Ferguson). T… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

54% - Diego Costa has scored in 42/78 PL apps (54%); a higher proportion than any other player to play 20+ games in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

102 - Only Ryan Giggs (162) has provided more Premier League assists than Cesc Fabregas (102 - level with Frank Lam… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 19 hours ago

9 - Fernando Llorente has scored nine goals in all competitions for Swansea this season; 3 with his head, 3 right f… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 hours ago

9 - No player has more assists in the Premier League this season than Gylfi Sigurdsson (9, level with Kevin De Bruy… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 hours ago

2 - Excl. OG's, Patrick van Aanholt is the 1st player to score for 2 clubs in the Premier League this season (Sunderland & C.Palace). Switch 20 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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