Before entering fully into the meaning of the term goal, we are going to proceed to know its etymological origin. In this case, we can underline that it is a word that derives from English, specifically from “goal”, which can be translated as “goal”.

This concept is used in the field of sport to name the entry of the ball (ball) into the goal (goal).

GoalIn many sports disciplines, the winner of a match is the team who scores more goals. Therefore, scoring goals is the main objective of every match, since each goal represents a goal or a point.

Take the case of soccer. In this sport, the goal is achieved when the ball crosses the goal line. If one team scores more goals than the other, they win the match. If the two teams score the same number of goals (or do not score any), the game ends tied.

While the footballers try to score goals, the archers (goalkeepers or goalkeepers) have the function of avoiding them. In turn, according to the position they occupy in the field, there are footballers who are more or less likely to score goals: a defender Its main task is to collaborate with the goalkeeper of his team to avoid rival goals, while a Forward concentrates on trying to score goals and not on preventing them.

Lionel messi He is one of the most important scorers in football in all his history. By the number of goals he achieved, he is the top scorer in the FC Barcelona and from Argentine selected.

However, it should not be overlooked that other important scorers in the history of football are the following, specifically these four are ahead of Messi for that merit:
-The number 1 is for the Austro-Czech Josef Bican (1913 – 2001), known as Pepi Bican, who scored a total of 1468 goals in the 918 games he played.
-The number 2 is for the German Gerd Müller (1945), who scored 1,461 goals in a total of 1,216 games he played.
-The bronze medal for the greatest scorers in football history goes to the Brazilian Arthur Friedenreich (1892 – 1969). He played a total of 1239 games and scored 1,379 goals in total.
-The fourth position in this ranking is for the Brazilian Pelé (1940), who played a total of 1,366 soccer matches and managed to score a total of 1,282 goals in his professional career.

However, in recent years, in addition to the aforementioned historical scorers, there are other players who have stood out for the many goals they have scored in a season. Among those are the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, the Polish Robert Lewandowski or the French Thierry Henry, among others.

In the hockey, the handball (handball), the pole, the australian football and the water polo You also need to score goals to achieve a win. According to the characteristics of each discipline, the goal can be achieved in different ways: in hockey the ball is propelled with a stick, in handball it is thrown with the hand, etc.