Comparing legends

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

61 - Bayern Munich are previously unbeaten in their last 61 competitive matches that Thomas Müller has scored in (W… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 35 minutes ago

23 - Barcelona have won 23 games overall against English clubs in the Champions League; more than any other team. G… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 1 hours ago

791 - Luis Suarez has failed to score in the last 791 minutes on the pitch in the Champions League, his longest goa… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 2 hours ago

0 - Lionel Messi has faced Chelsea eight times without scoring a single goal from 29 shots; his worst record agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 Dec

11 - Barcelona finished top of their group for the 11th consecutive season, the longest run in the history of the… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 4 hours ago

221 - Idrissa Gueye has made 221 tackles in the Premier League since his Everton debut in August 2016; 13 more than… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 3 hours ago

3 - Tonight was only the third time Manchester City have failed to score in a match this season, with lower league… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 22 hours ago

3 - @LaticsOfficial have now won each of their last three FA Cup meetings with Manchester City, also beating them i… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 23 hours ago

7 - Will Grigg has scored more #FACup goals than any other player in the competition this season. Stunned. 23 hours ago

2 - Fabian Delph's sending off was only the second red card of his career in English football, with his other comin… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 19 Feb

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.