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.

21 – Dwight Gayle has scored 21 league goals in 2016/17; his best return in a single season in the Football League. Recognition. #EFLAwards 14 hours ago

50% - Chris Wood has been involved in a higher % of his team’s league goals in 16/17 than any other Championship player. Star. #EFLAwards 14 hours ago

13 - Anthony Knockaert has scored more league goals this season than any other Championship midfielder. Nominated. #EFLAwards 14 hours ago

18 - Kylian Mbappe (18 yo & 95 days) has become the youngest 🇫🇷 international since Wisniewski v Sweden in 1955 (18twitter.com/i/web/status/8…oi 25 Mar

28 – @DFB_Team_EN are unbeaten in 28 WC qualifying matches (23W, 5D) – the last loss happened in 2001 against Engla… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 26 Mar

5 - Danny Blind lost as many EC/WC qualifiers in 9 games as Dutch NT manager as the previous four managers combined in 58 games. Dismissed. 26 Mar

67% - Jermain Defoe has had a hand in a higher share of his team’s league goals this term than any player in Europe… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 18 hours ago

3 - Conor Washington is the 1st Northern Ireland player to score in 3 successive starts at Windsor Park since David Healy in 2007. Streak. 26 Mar

3 - Chris Brunt has been directly involved in three goals in his last three games for Northern Ireland (1 goal, 2 assists). Blocks. 26 Mar

1 - Scotland have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 competitive matches, a 6-0 win at Gibraltar. Worry. 26 Mar

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.