What percentage of corner kicks result in goals?

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by Steve Dave, Nov 2, 2004.

  1. Steve Dave

    Steve Dave New Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    Michigan
    Club:
    Wigan Athletic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if there are any official stats or not. If so give'em to me. If not then in your opinion or best guess how many corner kicks out of ten will result in goals?
     
  2. Gordon EF

    Gordon EF Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jan 15, 2004
    Edinburgh
    My best guess would be about 1 in 10. Although, obviously, this will vary from team to team.
     
  3. Steve Dave

    Steve Dave New Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    Michigan
    Club:
    Wigan Athletic FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I understand that some teams are better at corners then other but just looking for an in general.
     
  4. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Statistically it's about 1 in 50.
     
  5. junjunforever

    junjunforever Member

    Feb 18, 2002
    are you just making this up or are you serious? thats much less than i expected.
     
  6. Prenn

    Prenn Member

    Apr 14, 2000
    Northern Ireland
    Club:
    Bolton Wanderers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    Serious, it's a stat I read a couple of years back.
     
  7. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From what I'd seen, I expected it to be about 1 in 30, though the rate is definitely lower than that in MLS. (DC United apparently went a season and a half without a goal off a corner kick, which came out to more than 400 consecutive corner kicks without a goal.)
     
  8. amancalledmikey

    Oct 27, 2003
    I have a bindle at this point...
    Club:
    West Ham United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    England
    There was a discussion about it in the magazine "When Saturday Comes". In the Premiership, it was reported that around 1 in 60 goals were scored from a corner kick that was hit straight into the box. The stat was lower for short corners, around 1 in 30, though that could be due to the fact that the vast majority of corners are taken long.
     
  9. NHRef

    NHRef Member+

    Apr 7, 2004
    Southern NH
    I guess it would change depending on how you define "off a corner kick". 100% (or close) result in a good chance with the ball infront of the net in close. It may take 2-3 shots to get the goal, does that count?

    They are good scoring chances, but I would say about 1-50 is probably about right.
     
  10. TOTC

    TOTC Member

    Feb 20, 2001
    Laurel, MD, USA
    I have never seen a short corner work. Ever.
     
  11. masterchiva

    masterchiva New Member

    Apr 11, 2003
    Dallas
    In Fifa 2005 the ratio is about 1:3
     
  12. numerista

    numerista New Member

    Mar 21, 2004
    When the defense isn't set up to stop it, a short corner can be devastating. Check out Esky's 9/18 blast:

    http://www.mlsnet.com/MLS/mls/awards/2004/sierra/

    Last year, the Quakes scored a memorable short-corner goal with a shot from a similar location.
     
  13. Elninho

    Elninho Member+

    Sacramento Republic FC
    United States
    Oct 30, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    In 2002, I remember seeing the Galaxy get several goals off short corners, and create a lot of scoring chances as well.
     

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