noun[mass noun] Soccer
- 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 averageMore example sentences
- The team with the highest goal average progressed automatically to the final and we were three goals short of having the highest average.
- 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.
- The goal average saw both the men's and women's teams for Army into first place for the competition.