Enter the total goals scored and the total goals allowed into the Goal Difference Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Goal Difference. 

Goal Difference Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Goal Difference.

GD = GS - GA


  • GD is the Goal Difference (+/- goals scored to allowed)
  • GS is the total goals scored 
  • GA is the total goals allowed 

To calculate a goal difference, simply subtract the goals allowed form the goals scored.

How to Calculate Goal Difference?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Goal Difference.

  1. First, determine the total goals scored. 
  2. Next, determine the total goals allowed. 
  3. Next, gather the formula from above = GD = GS – GA.
  4. Finally, calculate the Goal Difference.
  5. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

total goals scored = 100

total goals allowed = 75

GD = GS – GA = ?