Shooting Percentage (SH%) Calculator (Soccer)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

Shooting percentage is a soccer player’s percentage of shots that are goals.

A higher shooting percentage is a sign of a soccer player whose shots are more likely to go in the net.

 Other sports with a goalie such as ice hockeyfield hockeylacrosse, and water polo use it.

Formula – How to calculate shooting percentage

Shooting Percentage = Goals Scored ÷ Shots on Goal

  • A “goal” is a shot that goes in the net. Include empty-net goals. Do not include goals from a shootout. Include empty-net goals.
  • A “shot” is an action 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), shots that miss the net or hit the goalpost (missed shots), or shots from a shootout. Include empty-net shots.


A player makes 78 shots on goal, and in that time, scores 22 goals.

22 goals ÷ 78 shots = 0.282.

This player’s shooting percentage is 0.282, or 28.2%.

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