goal translation | English-French dictionary

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   (=score)   but    m     
the winning goal      le but de la victoire  
→ They beat us by four goals to three.        
to score a goal      marquer un but  
   (=goalmouth)   but    m     
→ The ball missed the goal by a few inches.        
to miss an open goal      rater un but dégarni  
→ Nothing exasperates a football crowd more than the sight of an open goal and a striker missing it by miles.        
   (=objective)   objectif    m  , but    m     
→ What are your goals in life?        
His goal is to become the world champion.      Son but est de devenir champion du monde.  
→ The American goal was to put a man on the moon.        
My long-term goal was to become a senior manager.      Mon objectif à long terme était de devenir directeur.  
→ The ultimate goal of the pressure groups is to stop all nuclear testing.        

away goal  
      n     (SPORT)   but    m   marqué à l'extérieur  
→ Blackburn win on away goals.        
drop goal  
      n     (RUGBY)   drop    m     
      n   surface    f   de but  
goal average  
      n     (British)   goal-average    m     
goal difference  
      n   différence    f   de buts  
goal kick   , goal-kick  
      n   coup    m   de pied de renvoi (aux six mètres)  
goal line   , goal-line  
      n   ligne    f   de but  
golden goal  
      n   (=sudden-death goal)   but    m   en or  
own goal  
     (FOOTBALL)   but    m   contre son camp  
Southampton took the lead through a Richard Shaw own goal after only 30 seconds.      Southampton a pris l'avantage au score par un but de Richard Shaw contre son camp, après seulement trente secondes de jeu.  
They lost by an own goal      Ils ont perdu à cause d'un but contre leur camp  
to score an own goal      [footballer]   marquer contre son camp  
he scored an own goal      il a marqué contre son camp  
   (=counterproductive action)   coup    m   de fusil dans le pied  
a clear public relations own goal      un vrai coup de fusil dans le pied en termes de relations publiques  
to score an own goal      (=damage one's own interests)   se tirer dans le pied  
→ Because of the legislation I could not employ a woman. Women have made themselves unemployable. They have scored an own goal.        
penalty goal  
      n   but    m   sur penalty
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
but, objectif
but marqué
[Sport]; [Football]
but en or
'goal' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
goal net
[Sport]; [Football]
goal post
[Sport]; [Football]
goal area
goal line
goal kick
[Sport]; [Football]
goal chance
goal statement
goal difference
own goal
[Sport]; [Football]
final goal
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