Definition of goal average in English:

goal average


  • [mass noun] The ratio of the numbers of goals scored for and against a team in a series of matches, sometimes used in deciding the team's position in a table.

    ‘the first club to win the league on goal average’
    • ‘The team with the highest goal average progressed automatically to the final and we were three goals short of having the highest average.’
    • ‘The goal average saw both the men's and women's teams for Army into first place for the competition.’
    • ‘Six goals was no good for our goal average but, on the other hand, it could have been 12.’
    • ‘They were desperately unlucky in 1965, losing the league title on goal average to Manchester United and being beaten in the FA Cup final in extra time by Liverpool.’
    • ‘Though the series was drawn 1-1, India won the Videocon Cup on the basis of better goal average.’