Meaning of “goal” - Learner’s Dictionary

goal

noun [ C ] uk us /ɡəʊl/
POINT

A2 a point scored in sports such as football when a player sends a ball or other object into a particular area, such as between two posts:

He scored two goals in the second half.
AREA

A2 in some sports, the area between two posts where players try to send the ball

AIM

B1 something you want to do successfully in the future:

Andy's goal is to run in the New York Marathon.

(Definition of “goal” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)