Visualising sports data

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

9 - Southampton have now lost nine points from leading positions at St Mary’s this season; more than any other Prem… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 8 hours ago

9 - Harry Kane has scored nine goals in his last five starts in the Premier League, with all nine coming from insid… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 9 hours ago

197 - There were just 197 seconds between Southampton’s opener and Harry Kane’s equaliser for Tottenham. Response. 9 hours ago

28 - Since the start of 2012-13, Spurs have won 28 of a possible 33 points in the Premier League against Southampto… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 11 hours ago

21 - Manchester City are now unbeaten in 21 Premier League matches against Newcastle United (W18 D3) – extending th… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Jan

3 - Sergio Aguero has scored the first perfect Premier League hat-trick since the Argentine himself scored one agai… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Jan

13 – Only Wayne Rooney (15) has scored more Premier League goals versus Newcastle than Sergio Aguero (13). Haunt. 20 Jan

10 - Kevin De Bruyne has provided more assists in the Premier League this season than any other player. Delivery. 20 Jan

13 - Sergio Aguero has had a hand in 13 Premier League goals against Newcastle (11 goals, 2 assists), averaging a g… twitter.com/i/web/status/9… 20 Jan

14 - David de Gea has kept more clean sheets than any other goalkeeper in Europe’s big five leagues this season (14). Reliable. 20 Jan

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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