Definition of goalhanger in English:


Line breaks: goal|hang¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈɡəʊlhaŋə/


Soccer , • derogatory
  • A player who spends much of the game near the opposing team’s goal in the hope of scoring easy goals.
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    • You can call such players high class goalhangers if you like, but the fact is they score goals.
    • He also had a surprising tenacity for a forward - he was no goalhanger, he put himself about.
    • When I was a kid, we called such players goalhangers, and the modern game can't do with them.

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