Understanding Opta data feeds

Opta offers a wide variety of data feeds and these are split into three different tiers, depending on the level of detail - Core Data, Classic Data and Performance Data.

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Opta data feeds overview

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We work constantly, improving and developing our feeds to ensure that our market-leading level of data gets to your system as quickly and easily as possible.

Data feeds available

Opta data feeds are split into three main categories:

  • Core Data feeds - contains basic match data from a wide variety of competitions across the world.
  • Classic Data feeds - more detailed statistical data and aggregated stats.
  • Performance Data feeds - the most detailed level of live data available anywhere, containing x,y coordinates and time-stamps.
     

Hundreds of competitions covered 

The type of feeds we can provide include:

  • Fixtures and results.
  • Line-ups, league tables and live scores.
  • Live stats by player and team, including:

- shots (on/off target, outcome and inside/outside area).
- passes (long/short, successful/unsuccessful and zone)
- assists, through balls and key passes.
- tackles and duels (successful/unsuccessful).
- clearances, blocks and interceptions.
- saves and goalkeeper actions.
- fouls and foul type.

  • Text commentaries.
  • Positional information, including x,y coordinates and time-stamps of every on-ball action.
  • Season-to-date cumulative stats.
  • Historical data sets. 

The world of sport, direct and in detail

Sports data feeds provided by Opta include the biggest competitions in:

  • Football.
  • Rugby Union
  • Rugby League
  • Cricket.
  • Tennis.
  • Golf.
  • Handball.
  • Basketball.
  • American Football

And more.