We cover over 1,000 leagues and competitions worldwide and are official data partners with high-profile leagues including the Premier League, EFL, La Liga and the MLS. Opta offers a range of products, from results and fixtures through to our work in next generation data and performance level data, ensuring that you have the content you need from the biggest competitions, teams and players from around the world.
Our Opta sports data powers sports experiences across all media types, including the world’s biggest websites, news outlets, sportsbooks, and mobile applications. Our data is captured in real-time, before being delivered to clients through our extensive range of feeds, which are offered at different detail levels depending on your requirements.
Ranging from real-time data feeds through to customisable widgets and bespoke editorial services, Opta can provide a fully comprehensive data service. Additionally, Opta has done a lot of work in the development and embedding of next generation statistics in soccer, including advanced metrics, augmented data and predictive analysis, staying at the forefront of the sports data industry.
Opta sends out their data feeds for all their sports in XML format. For football, a variety of data feeds are generated — players, referees, match results, and on-ball (touch-by-touch) data. (I’m sure there are others I’m not mentioning — Opta’s primary market is media, after all).
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Along with the team data, Opta also provides every player overall performance as well as graphs which showed where both clubs shot from and the percentages of where the ball was spread out.
Opta data’s key strength is the ability to provide in-depth, accessible data that is consistent across the globe. Without this certainty, our player and team statistics can be far less valuable and there would be a danger that different leagues would be analysed in conflicting ways, rendering proper player comparison invalid.
Opta has many different feeds with different data like: match results, team statistics, game events, and so on. The one used in my example (FEED_F30) provides team and player statistics over the course of a season.
WoSo Stats collects data for women’s soccer. Including detailed match event data. Format: csv Link. The Guardian The Guardian sometimes post football related datasets, especially in connection with large football events. Player statistics from Opta, historical match results and more. Format: Google Docs (can be downloaded as csv or excel)