Comparing legends

Use Opta data to compare World Cup greats from any era against each other.

2 - Brighton have won back-to-back home league games in the top-flight for the first time since November 1982. Flying. 14 hours ago

20 - Tomer Hemed has had a hand in 20 goals in his last 23 league starts at the Amex Stadium for Brighton (15 goals, five assists). Source. 15 hours ago

2 - Newcastle United were the only team to beat Brighton & Hove Albion both home and away in the 2016-17 Championship season. Edge. 17 hours ago

4 - Sheffield United have scored four goals away at Hillsborough against Sheffield Wednesday for the first time in… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 17 hours ago

1:47 - There was just 1 minute and 47 seconds between Sheffield Wednesday's equaliser and Mark Duffy's goal. Steel. 18 hours ago

83 - Oumar Niasse has scored 83% of his PL goals as a sub (5 of 6), second only to Matt Derbyshire (90%) of players… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 18 hours ago

5 - Leon Clarke has scored five goals in his last five league matches against Sheffield Wednesday. Thorn. 19 hours ago

10 - All 10 outfield players for @ManCity were involved in this goal. Liquid. twitter.com/OptaJoe/status… 23 Sep

31 - There were 31 passes before Delph's goal v Crystal Palace, the most before a goal in the @premierleague since… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

7 - Since joining @LFC in 2013, Simon Mignolet has saved 7 of the 15 @premierleague penalties he's faced; more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 Sep

Historical World Cup Data

Who is the best - Maradona or Messi? Rossi or Ronaldo? Cruyff or Zidane? Opta has the answers.

How? Opta have analysed all of the data from every World Cup finals game dating back to the tournament in England in 1966. This gives us access to a unique set of statistics that can be used for compelling, engaging and newsworthy content.

It can be used to compare players and teams across tournaments, find out trends and milestones as well as providing a new insight into the history of the world's greatest football tournament.

The world's greatest, in glorious Opta detail

The historical World Cup data has been analysed in the same way as our market-leading content from across the world of football. This means that performances can be compared like-for-like across tournaments, players and teams.

The data we have collected from these tournaments includes:

  • Venue details
  • Line ups and player details
  • Possession
  • Shots on/off target (by player and team)
  • Passes successful/unsuccessful (by player and team)
  • Duels won/lost (by player and team)
  • Fouls won/lost (by player and team)
  • Crosses
  • Assists
  • And many, many more

And every bit of data has a time stamp and an x/y co-ordinate, allowing for detailed analysis using touchmaps, heatmaps and average position information.

For more information on how you could use this unique data set for your PR or marketing campaign or World Cup coverage, contact us.