NBA Records: Individual Career Records made by Field Goals

Get to know about the latest NBA records and the individual career records that were made with the field goals by the different players over time.

While Canadian football continues to allow open-field kicks, which allow field goals to be scored at anytime from anywhere on the field and by any player, American football mandates that a field goal must only occur during a play from scrimmage. Place kicks to account for the great majority of field goals in both codes. Field goals that are dropped are nearly never made in modern football, despite being popular in the game’s early years. A successful field goal scores three points in most leagues. A fair-catch kick can potentially result in a field goal, but this is highly uncommon. A field goal is typically only attempted in certain circumstances because it only yields three points, as opposed to a touchdown’s six points.

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made 15,837 field goals, which is the most.
  • Wilt Chamberlain (1960–1966) and Michael Jordan both had seven consecutive seasons in which they led the league in field goals made (1987–93).
  • Wilt Chamberlain led the NBA in field goal attempts for seven consecutive seasons (1960-66).
  • Wilt Chamberlain made 35 field goals in a row between February 17 and February 28, 1967.
  • Tim Duncan played 1,360 games in a row with a made field goal between October 31, 1997, and December 30, 2015.

The record for the longest field goal kick in NFL history was set by Justin Tucker on September 26, 2021, breaking Matt Prater’s previous mark of 64 yards. Tom Dempsey (1970) set the third record, which was later matched by Jason Elam (1998), Sebastian Janikowski (2011), David Akers (2012), Graham Gano (2018), and Brett Maher.

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The third-longest mark is 63 (2019). [4] The CFL record, which Paul McCallum set on October 27, 2001, is 62 yards. High school, college, and the majority of professional football leagues only allow field goals worth three points; however, certain professional leagues have encouraged rarer kicks by allowing field goals worth four points. The procedure for restarting play following a successful field goal varies depending on whether there is still time in the half in each league.

The NFL and the majority of professional leagues

The kick-off goes to the team who scored against them.

Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The kick-off goes to the team who scored against them.

Federation of American High Schools

The opposing team may choose to receive a kick-off or attempt a self-kick.

Football League in Canada

The side that scored a touchdown may decide to kick off, receive a kick-off, or start a scrimmage from its 35-yard line. The scoring team kicks off from their 35-yard line during the final three minutes of the fourth quarter. Scrimmaging from the 35-yard line was initially introduced in 1975 but was discontinued in 2009.

Soccer Canada

The side that scored a touchdown may decide to kick off, receive a kick-off, or start a scrimmage from its 35-yard line. The scoring team kicks off from its 45-yard line if it decides to receive. The defence will occasionally be successful in stopping a field goal. Any team may advance the ball if it lands in or behind the neutral zone since it is viewed as a fumble. The rules treat it as a missed field goal if it instead falls forward outside of the neutral zone.

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