Football Live

Football Live was the name given to the project and computer system created and utilised by PA Sport to collect Real Time Statistics from major English & Scottish Football Matches and distribute to most leading media organisations. At the time of its operation, more than 99% of all football statistics displayed across Print, Internet, Radio & TV Media outlets would have been collected via Football Live.

Prior to implementation of Football Live, the collection process consisted of a news reporter or press officer at each club calling the Press Association, relaying information on Teams, Goals and Half-Time & Full Time.

The Football Live project was in use from Season 2001/02 until the service was taken over by Opta in 2013/14