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.

1 - Burton are the first side from a lower divison to score against Man Utd at Old Trafford since Crystal Palace in Nov 2011. Consolation. 12 hours ago

90 - This is the first time Jack Wilshere has completed 90 minutes in a match for Arsenal since September 23 2014 (vs Southampton). Back. 12 hours ago

1 - Michy Batshuayi is the first Chelsea player to score a League Cup hat-trick since Frank Lampard against Leicest… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 12 hours ago

17y 6d - Ethan Ampadu is the youngest player to make an appearance for Chelsea since Michael Woods in Jan 2007 (also v Nottm Forest). Youth. 13 hours ago

3 - Dominic Calvert-Lewin has been directly involved in all three of Everton's domestic goals this season, with 1 goal and 2 assists. Busy. 13 hours ago

1 - Charly Musonda has scored his first Chelsea goal in his third appearance and first start for the club. Arrival. 13 hours ago

4 - Marcus Rashford has now scored four braces for Man Utd, with each one coming in a different competition. Range. https://t.co/zkOdAPoHCw 14 hours ago

30 - Only Zlatan Ibrahimovic (37) has been directly involved in more @ManUtd goals than Marcus Rashford (30) since his debut. Starlet. 14 hours ago

3 - Jose Mourinho has only fallen at this stage of the #EFLCup in 1 of his previous 7 seasons; a shootout defeat v… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 14 hours ago

493 - Jack Wilshere is set to make his first start for Arsenal since May 15th 2016 vs Aston Villa - 493 days ago. P… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 15 hours ago

Opta data feeds overview

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Our technical team understands your requirements for XML - robust, accurate and timely.

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.