The term “goal poacher” is a football (or soccer, for Americans) term that is used to refer to a striker or a football player who is known for his ability to score from inside the opposition’s penalty box and for his movements and tricks in that area.
A goal poacher is often termed “the fox in the box” and scores most of his goals from inside the opposition’s penalty area. This particular player possesses a good positional sense and a very keen eye for goal. He is flexible and has the ability to take shots at short notice.
A well-known example of this is David Beckham, known for his range of passing, crossing ability and bending free-kicks as a right winger. Among his achievements is being the first English player to win league titles in four countries: England, Spain, the United States and France. If you’ve been following his career, some would say that scoring goals comes naturally to goal poachers.