- The purpose toward which an endeavour is directed; an objective
- The aim or object towards which an endeavour is directed
- A specified structure into which players endeavour to advance a ball, the score awarded for such an act.
In Football the "Goal" is the soul of the game, the reason of its existence. Checking up on some dictionary meanings I find:
This year ( as always ) there have been some spectacular goals scored around the World. A YouTube "aficionado" (fan) has put up a great video highlighting the "Best of the Year". In his selection are LIONEL MESSI & RADAMEL FALCAO. Watch some awesome goals.