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By The Numbers: The White Puma's historic career with SKC

09 December 8:29 pm

By The Numbers: The White Puma's historic career with SKC

By Jonathon Feyerherm

This evening, Sporting Kansas City goalkeeper Jimmy Nielsen announced his retirement after a 19-year career. Since joining Kansas City in 2010, Nielsen has had a historic career with the club which was capped off on Saturday with the club's second MLS Championship. Let's take a closer look at The White Puma's career stats with Sporting KC.

Nielsen has the club record for goalkeeping in the following categories (MLS regular season).

  • Matches Played (128)
  • Matches Started (128)
  • Minutes Played (11497)
  • Matches Won (57)
  • Shutouts (45)
  • Goals Against Average (0.99)
  • Winning Percentage (.575)

Along with those records, Nielsen holds the MLS record for the lowest Goals Against Average (minimum 4500 minutes played).

  1. Jimmy Nielsen - 0.99
  2. Kasey Keller - 1.06
  3. Donovan Ricketts - 1.10
  4. Bouna Coundoul - 1.13
  5. Pat Onstad - 1.14

And here's Nielsen's list of individual accolades earned with Sporting KC.

  • 2012 MLS Allstate Goalkeeper of the Year
  • 2012 MLS Best XI
  • 2012 MLS All-Star
  • 2012 Team MVP
  • 2012 MLS Save of the Week (7, 13-15, 18, 19, 31, 32)
  • 2011 Team MVP
  • 2010 MLS All-Star
  • 2010 Team Defensive Player of the Year
  • 2011 MLS Save of the Week (19, 21, 25, 32)

Finally, here's Nielsen's all-time MLS stats with Sporting KC.

  GP GS MIN SHT SVS SO GA GAA PG PA W L T
Regular Season 128 128 11497 430 304 45 126 0.99 6 8 57 38 32
Postseason 10 10 960 24 15 4 9 0.88 0 0 5 3 2
MLS - TOTAL 138 138 12457 454 319 49 135 0.98 6 8 62 41 34