# Save Percentage (SV%) Calculator (Soccer)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## What is Save Percentage?

Save percentage is the percentage of saves a goalkeeper makes to the number of shots made on the goal.

A higher save percentage is a sign of a goalkeeper that allows few shots into the net. A lower save percentage is the sign of a goalkeeper that allows a lot of goals into the net.

It is a common goalkeeper statistic and also used in ice hockeylacrosse, field hockey, water polo.

## Formula – How to calculate save percentage

Save Percentage = Saves ÷ Shots on Goal

• A “save” is a shot on the goal that the goaltender stops. Do not include saves from a shootout.
• A “shot” is a shot that directs the ball towards the net. It is either stopped by the goaltender or goes in the net. Do not include shots blocked by a non-goalie player (blocked shots). Do not include shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots). Do not include shots from a shootout.
• Do not include empty-net shots to calculate a goalkeeper’s statistics as they are not on the field of play. Include empty-net shots to calculate a team’s statistics.

## Example

A goalie faces 219 shots and makes 155 saves.

155 saves ÷ 219 shots = 0.708.

This goalie’s save percentage is 0.708, or 70.8%.