Key pass

Subtype of: Pass

Key pass

A pass that immediately creates a clear goal scoring opportunity for a teammate who in turn fails to score.

Key pass  431351687 Key pass from F. Neuhaus to A. Plea


  • If a key pass is a Shot Assist, it will be assigned the xA value (see Shot Assist).
  • A Key Pass can never be an assist.


Successful: Yes / No

A key pass is considered successful if the next touch of the ball is by a teammate.

Available metrics:

Key passes / 90

Number of key passes normalized per 90 minutes. Note: in contexts like reports and Advanced Search, this metric includes Assists made as well.