How Many Points Is a Goal Worth in Soccer?

How Many Points Is a Goal Worth in Soccer?

1. 1 Point. A Goal is worth 1 Point.

Most of the popular sports around the world have their unique scoring system. However, one thing that many of the scoring systems of these popular sports have in common is that they reward a different number of points for each successful action during a match in the sport.

For example, Basketball rewards the team a different number of points based on where the player threw the ball from. However, soccer is completely different when it comes to the scoring system.


In soccer, only 1 point is awarded for each goal scored, and this point is simply referred to as a goal. The scoring system in soccer is extremely simple. One goal equal one point no matter how the goal was scored.


So, in simple words, the type of goal scored in soccer does not give any extra reward to the team who scored it no matter how hard it was to score the goal. 


A penalty goal, which is one of the easiest ways to score a goal in soccer, has the same effect on the overall score of the game as a goal scored from an overhead kick for example. 


Even though it’s much harder to score a goal from an overhead kick than scoring a goal from a penalty kick, both of the goals contribute the same number of points to the overall score of the game.


In a single isolated game, it is worth 1 point, where the object of the game is to get more points than the other team, and there is no other real way to score points but to score goals. But during league play, 1 goal can signify a win in the game, determining the outcome of the game.


How do you score points in soccer?

A team is awarded 3 points for a win more goals scored than the opposition, 1 point for a draw equal number of goals scored for each team, and 0 points for a loss fewer goals scored than the opposition. Whether a team wins by 1 goal or 5 goals does not make a difference to how many points they are awarded.


When a goal is scored?

A goal is scored when the whole of the soccer ball passes over the goal line, between the goalposts, and under the crossbar, provided that no infringement of the Laws of the Game has been committed previously by the team scoring the goal.


However, there are some types of goals in soccer that are worth a little bit more than other goals, and these goals are called the away goals and they are only significant during a two-legged match in soccer.


In simple words, a 2-legged match is a match between 2 soccer clubs where the winner is determined using the aggregate results of two soccer matches instead of just one match. Each of the 2 competing teams gets to play one match on their soccer field.


An Away goal is a goal scored by a team on their opponent’s soccer field. These goals have more significance when it comes to 2-legged matches.


An away goal during a 2-legged match is still only worth one point when it comes to calculating the number of points on the scoreboard for each of the competing teams. However, the number of away goals can determine the winner of the 2-legged match if the aggregate of some of the matches is a tie.


In simple words, if the aggregate sum of the 2 matches in a 2-legged match is a tie between the competing teams, then the team who has scored more away goals wins the 2-legged match.


Soccer players who score brilliant goals are very well appreciated and supported by soccer fans. The more awesome goals a soccer player scores, the more recognition they get from the media and the fans of the game.


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