One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A player who spends much of the game near the opposing team's goal in the hope of scoring easy goals.
- ‘When I was a kid, we called such players goalhangers, and the modern game can't do with them.’
- ‘You can call such players high class goalhangers if you like, but the fact is they score goals.’
- ‘It stops goalhangers and also makes it tougher for defenders.’
- ‘Or there was soccer, with two teams of 30 divided into one keeper and 29 goalhangers.’
- ‘He also had a surprising tenacity for a forward - he was no goalhanger, he put himself about.’
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