Soccer Referee Resources
Home
Ask a Question
Articles
Recent Questions
Search

RSS FEED Subscribe Now!

Q&A Quick Search
The Field of Play
The Ball
The Players
The Players Equipment
The Referee
The Other Match Officials
The Duration of the Match
The Start and Restart of Play
The Ball In and Out of Play
Offside
Fouls and Misconduct
Free Kicks
Penalty kick
Throw In
Goal Kick
Corner Kick


Common Sense
Kicks - Penalty Mark
The Technical Area
The Fourth Official
Pre-Game
Fitness
Mechanics
Attitude and Control
League Specific
High School
Other


Common Acronyms
Meet The Ref
Advertise
Contact AskTheRef
Help Wanted
About AskTheRef
Panel Login

Question Number: 963

Law 10 - Method of Scoring

RE: High School

Katie of Sarasota, Fl. usa asks...

I know this is probablt the stupidest question you've ever had but, how many points do you get for goals? How about free kicks?

Answer provided by Referee Stacy Kalstrom

The only stupid question is the one you don't ask...One point is given for every goal scored. It doesn't matter if it is scored during active play or from a free kick. Still only one point...You don't get any points for a free kick unless it enters the goal. Then you get one point...THANK YOU FOR ASKING. If you had the question so did many others you have done them all a service. Please come visit our site again.



Read other questions answered by Referee Stacy Kalstrom

View Referee Stacy Kalstrom profile

Answer provided by Referee Victor Matheson

While you get one point for each goal during the game, when recording statistics, many leagues count goals as two points and assists as one point. For example, in Major League Soccer last weekend, Clint Mathis of New York scored five goals, an MLS record. His team won 6-4. However, in the statistics that MLS keeps for scoring leaders, his 5 goals count as 10 points. Currently he has 16 goals and 14 assists for 46 total points, good for second in the league. Carlos Valderama in Tampa Bay near you has 1 goal and 24 assists this season for 26 points in the tables.



Read other questions answered by Referee Victor Matheson

View Referee Victor Matheson profile

Ask a Follow Up Question to Q# 963
Read other Q & A regarding Law 10 - Method of Scoring

The following questions were asked as a follow up to the above question...

See Question: 31633

Google
Web AskTheRef.com
Soccer Referee Extras


Did you Ask the Ref? Find your answer here.


Enter Question Number

If you received a response regarding a submitted question enter your question number above to find the answer


Offside Question?

Offside Explained by Chuck Fleischer & Richard Dawson, Former & Current Editor of AskTheRef





This web site and the answers to these questions are not sanctioned by or affiliated with any governing body of soccer. The opinions expressed on this site should not be considered official interpretations of the Laws of the Game and are merely opinions of AskTheRef and our panel members. If you need an official ruling you should contact your state or local representative through your club or league. On AskTheRef your questions are answered by a panel of licensed referees. See Meet The Ref for details about our panel members.