Field Goal

A field goal is a general term used in some sports wherein a goal may be scored either during general play ("from the field") or via some sort of free shot. In American football, some rugby games and some basketball shots of certain distance, a field goal is worth three points or one point.

The term may refer to:

  • Field goal (American and Canadian football), a kick used to score points in American and Canadian football
  • Field goal (rugby), a kick used to score points in rugby league football and rugby union football
  • Field goal (basketball), a shot used to score points in basketball

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