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Actim Stats Frequently Asked Questions

What is Actim?

Actim is the brand name for the official data of the English Premier League, The Football League and the Scottish Premier League. The data is used to produce Actim Stats.

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What kind of stats are produced?

Actim Stats are a collection of team, player and match statistics. They are derived from all the actions that take place during a match, including goals, shots on target, corners, assists, clean sheets, fouls, offsides, passes, tackles, blocks and clearances. The raw data can be used to generate a wide range of tables and statistics such as player profiles, team and player head to heads and form guides.

Who produces Actim Stats?

Actim Stats are produced by PA Sport, a division of the PA Group, on behalf of Football DataCo.

How are Actim Stats collected?

PA Sport gathers match data for every Barclays Premier League and Coca-Cola Championship game. The data is gathered by two methods - real-time match analysis and the study of video footage. The real-time analysis is conducted by ex-professional footballers who report on action at the grounds as it happens. Further, more detailed analysis is obtained by studying videos of the matches.