The term "last-minute goal" is used in sport, primarily association football, to describe a goal scored very late in a game. It may not necessarily refer to a goal scored in the actual final minute (last minute goal). In football, the definition of a last-minute goal commonly used is one scored in the final or penultimate minute of normal or extra time or in stoppage time at the end of a match. The "golden goal" briefly used to decide extra time in some tournaments is not considered a last-minute goal unless meeting the above criteria. Penalties scored in a shootout are never considered last-minute goals.
Last-minute goals have decided the outcome of several important football leagues and trophies, including the UEFA Champions League, Scottish Premier League, English Football Championship (Football League First Division/Premier League, FA Cup and European Cup Winners' Cup and The Treble itself.