Comparing legends

Use Opta data to compare World Cup greats from any era against each other.

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. 13 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. 13 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… 13 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. 14 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. 14 hours ago

1 - Charly Musonda has scored his first Chelsea goal in his third appearance and first start for the club. Arrival. 14 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. 15 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… 15 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

Historical World Cup Data

Who is the best - Maradona or Messi? Rossi or Ronaldo? Cruyff or Zidane? Opta has the answers.

How? Opta have analysed all of the data from every World Cup finals game dating back to the tournament in England in 1966. This gives us access to a unique set of statistics that can be used for compelling, engaging and newsworthy content.

It can be used to compare players and teams across tournaments, find out trends and milestones as well as providing a new insight into the history of the world's greatest football tournament.

The world's greatest, in glorious Opta detail

The historical World Cup data has been analysed in the same way as our market-leading content from across the world of football. This means that performances can be compared like-for-like across tournaments, players and teams.

The data we have collected from these tournaments includes:

  • Venue details
  • Line ups and player details
  • Possession
  • Shots on/off target (by player and team)
  • Passes successful/unsuccessful (by player and team)
  • Duels won/lost (by player and team)
  • Fouls won/lost (by player and team)
  • Crosses
  • Assists
  • And many, many more

And every bit of data has a time stamp and an x/y co-ordinate, allowing for detailed analysis using touchmaps, heatmaps and average position information.

For more information on how you could use this unique data set for your PR or marketing campaign or World Cup coverage, contact us.