Visualising sports data

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

9 - Mauricio Pellegrino led Alaves to 9th place in the 2016-17 La Liga season; their highest finish in the top-flig… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 11 hours ago

1 – Don’t forget to follow @OptaJonny ahead of the first @lionsofficial Test against the All Blacks tomorrow. Pride. 15 hours ago

50 - Jose Mourinho reached 50 @premierleague wins faster than any other manager, doing so in just 63 games. Special. https://t.co/TtnSJZwnq6 16 hours ago

29 - Mohamed Salah has scored 29 league goals in the last two seasons - more than any Liverpool player in the PL in… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 Jun

39% - 43 of Ryan Giggs' 109 @premierleague goals were match-winners, the highest % in the competition's history (mi… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jun

7 - Diego Maradona had seven shots against England on this day 31 years ago: six with his left foot, one with his l… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jun

107 - Kelechi Iheanacho has the best mins per goal ratio (107 mins) of any player to have scored 10+ goals in the P… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Jun

23 - Tammy Abraham scored more goals than any other teenager in the @EFL in 2016/17 (23). Prodigious. https://t.co/ZPDOXfGEuX 21 Jun

.@oilysailor's book 'Outside the box: A Statistical Journey through the History of Football' is out soon:… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 20 Jun

6 – Fulham have won six of their last seven home league games against Norwich City, keeping clean sheets on five occasions. Routine. 21 Jun

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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