Visualising sports data

Opta's data is ideal to produce engaging and illuminating graphics for use in print or online coverage.

4 – @HKane is the only @SpursOfficial player to score in four successive @premierleague north London derbies agains… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 5 hours ago

27 – Chris Wood has scored 27 goals in all comps for @LUFC this term; more than any player in the top 4 divisions o… twitter.com/i/web/status/8… 12 hours ago

75 – @drfc_official have scored more league goals than any other team in England’s top four tiers this season. Productive. 13 hours ago

9 - Charlie Wyke has scored 9 headed league goals this season; more than any other player in the top four tiers of English football. Nous. 13 hours ago

8 - England have failed to keep a clean sheet in each of their last eight games against Germany. Routine. 22 Mar

648 - Germany have now gone 648 minutes without conceding an international goal. Resilient. 22 Mar

4474 – Between the 1st and the last goal of @Podolski10 for the @DFB_Team_EN were 4474 days. Legend. #GERENGtwitter.com/i/web/status/8… 22 Mar

0 – England stopped Germany from landing a single shot on target in the first half. Control. 22 Mar

1 - Jake Livermore is the first outfield West Brom player to feature for England since Steve Hunt in 1984. Occasion. 22 Mar

1 - Germany have lost just one of 18 games in which they’ve played in Dortmund, losing to Italy in the 2006 World Cup (W15 D2). Comforts. 22 Mar

Graphics for print & online

New and innovative data visualisations

Opta's unique data collection system enables us to capture exactly how the major events have occurred within any game, across a number of sports.

This means that not only can our data be used for simple panels and tables, they can also be used to highlight goals, tries, centuries and other major incidents in a more exciting and engaging way.

Graphics for print & online

Our data is collected live and tagged with x/y co-ordinates and time-stamps.  This means that it is ideal to highlight what happened and when.  This level of detail in a data feed means that Opta data is an excellent base to create graphics that highlight a particular move or series of incidents throughout a match or a season.

Highlight talking points and drive the debate

The use of graphics is a good way to back up the point of a star pundit or high-profile journalist.  They can be used to bring a report to life, or focus the attention of a pre-match report.

They can also be used to accompany big ticket features, interviews or seasonal review pieces.

Some graphical examples

The England bowler James Anderson uses innovative data visualisations on his official website, using Opta's detailed cricket data.

The official website of Manchester City uses data visualisation to bring the online matchday experience to life.

The Hego touchscreen can integrate detailed Opta performance data such as player touch and pass maps.

Opta data used to create a kick radar

A new generation of cutting edge football analysis website is possible due to Opta's data. Highly detailed performance data is the new benchmark for footbal publishers worldwide. 

BBC use Opta Data for Match Graphics

ESPN Gamecast use Live Match data from Opta

ESPN Heat map uses opta data to track players movements on the pitch

Opta data is udes to compare Zidane and Plantini

The Guardian using Opta Chalkboards to show passes

Opta Match Stas for LigaBBVA

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