Opta Sports

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Opta Sports
Industry Sports media
Founded 2001
Headquarters Strand, London, United Kingdom
Products Sports analysis
Number of employees
400+ (2012)
Parent Perform Group
Website www.optasports.com

Opta Sports is a sports data company with headquarters in London and other offices in Leeds, Munich, Bassano del Grappa, Milan, Paris, Madrid, Montevideo and Amsterdam.

Formed in 2001[1] as SportingStatz, Opta analyses, stores and distributes live sports data for over 60,000 fixtures across 30 sports in 70 countries.[2]

Opta data is used in the betting industry, the print and online media, sponsorship, broadcasting and professional performance analysis. Clients include Sky Sports, ESPN, Arsenal F.C., Oulala Fantasy Football,[3] The All Blacks, Manchester City F.C., William Hill, Major League Soccer,[4] The Guardian,[5] BBC Sport,[6] and Castrol.

Opta runs several Twitter feeds in various languages that are segregated between sports. In 2013, Opta was acquired by Perform Group.[7]


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