Hungarian forward Krisztian Nemeth signed for Sporting KC in December 2014. The former Liverpool Reserve team member most recently played for Roda JC Kerkrade in the Eredivisie, recording eight goals and six assists in 24 games in the Netherlands first division during the 2013-14 season.
Nemeth enjoyed a standout first season with Sporting KC, compiling one of the best campaigns by a newcomer during the club's existence. His 23 combined goals (16) and assists (7) across all competitions in 2015 were the most by a newcomer in Sporting KC history, and he was the only Kansas City player to score in all three competitions (regular season, postseason and Open Cup). He also became the club's first ever MLS Goal of the Year winner for his strike against the Portland Timbers on Oct. 3.
Since joining Sporting KC, Nemeth has helped the Hungary Men's National Team qualify for Euro 2016, scoring two goals in eight appearances for the Magyars this year.
2015: Nemeth won the 2015 AT&T Goal of the Year for his stunning solo run and finish against the Portland Timbers on Oct. 3. MLS regular season: Started 23 of 28 appearances, scored 10 goals and tallied six assists (2037 minutes played). Was named Etihad Airways MLS Player of the Month for May after recording three goals and two assists during a month in which Sporting KC went 3-0-2. Scored his first MLS goal with a 94th-minute game-winner in a 3-2 comeback win over Philadelphia on April 5. Nemeth's first goal was Sporting KC's 1,000th across all competitions in club history. Scored his second goal in a 2-1 loss at LA Galaxy on April 18. Scored the opening goal in a 4-4 draw at Houston on April 25 for his third strike in four games. Scored two goals and recorded one assist in a 4-2 win over New England on May 20, earning MLS Team of the Week honors (Week 12). Scored a goal and assisted Benny Feilhaber's goal in a 4-0 win over FC Dallas on May 29, also suffering an MLS season-high eight fouls in the match, and earned MLS Team of the Week honors in Week 13. Scored the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over Colorado on June 27. Recorded the game-winning assist to Kevin Ellis in a 1-0 win at Vancouver on July 12. Assisted Benny Feilhaber's goal in a 2-1 win over Montreal on July 18. Scored the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win at Toronto FC on Aug. 8. Assisted the team's second goal to Dom Dwyer in a 4-3 win over Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Aug. 15 as Sporting KC came from two goals behind after the 80th minute to complete one of the best comebacks in MLS history. Assisted Dom Dwyer's goal in a 2-1 loss at the Colorado Rapids on Aug. 29. Scored a goal in a 3-1 loss at Orlando City SC on Sept. 13, winning MLS Goal of the Week for Week 28. Came off the bench and scored a stunning goal on an individual run in a 1-0 win at Portland on Oct. 3, a strike that eventually won 2015 AT&T Goal of the Year. MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 120 minutes in Sporting KC's 7-6 penalty kick shootout loss at Portland after a 2-2 draw through regulation. Scored a spectacular go-ahead goal in extra time of his postseason debut. Open Cup: Earned four starts and recorded five goals and one assist, entering a tie for first place in club history with five goals in the competition all-time. Scored in all four of his appearances and became the fourth player since 1995 to score in four straight Open Cup matches in the same edition of the tournament. Started and played 75 minutes in a 6-2 fifth round win over FC Dallas on July 1, scoring two goals. Started and played 89 minutes in a 3-1 quarterfinal win over the Houston Dynamo on July 21, recording a game-winning assist to Dom Dwyer before scoring the third goal to seal the win. Started and played 87 minutes in a 3-1 semifinal win over Real Salt Lake on Aug. 12, scoring the third and final goal late in the game. Started and played 120 minutes in a championship win over the Philadelphia Union on Sept. 30 as Sporting KC prevailed 7-6 in penalty kicks after a 1-1 draw in regulation. He scored the game-tying goal in the 65th minute and converted his penalty kick in the shootout.
2013-14: Scored eight goals and added six assists in 24 Dutch Eredivisie matches for Roda JC Kerkrade.
2012-13: Joined Dutch club Roda JC Kerkrade and scored two goals in 21 Dutch Eredivisie appearances.
2011-12: On loan from Olympiacos, scored one goal in one appearance for Hungarian club MTK Budapest and four goals in 17 appearances for Dutch Eredivisie club RKC Waalwijk.
2010-11: Made four Greek Superleague appearances for Olympiacos before going on loan and scoring four goals in 10 games for Olympiacos Volos.
2007-10: Joined Liverpool FC (England) as an 18-year-old in July 2007. Featured extensively for the Liverpool Reserves while training alongside the likes of Steven Gerrard, Fernando Torres, Xabi Alonso, Peter Crouch, Dirk Kuyt, Javier Mascherano and Robbie Keane. Was the 2007-08 Barclays Premier Reserve League's top scorer with nine goals in 12 matches, leading Liverpool Reserves to the national championship and scoring the game-wnning goal in the final. Spent the 2008-09 campaign on loan at Blackpool FC of the English Championship.
2005-07: Signed his first professional contract at age 15 when he joined MTK Budapest of the Hungarian top flight in 2005. Recorded two goals in his first season before breaking out in 2006-07, scoring 12 goals in 25 games.
INTERNATIONAL (23 caps, 3 goals):
Nemeth starred for Hungary's U-17 and U-19 youth national teams before earning a spot on his country's rotser for the 2009 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He led Hungary to a third-place finish with three goals in six matches at the tournament, including two goals in extra time against Italy in the quarterfinals. He made his senior team debut in May 2010 and played five matches in Hungary's 2014 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign. He scored his first international goal for the senior team in a 5-1 World Cup qualiyfing win over Estonia on Sept. 10, 2013. 2015: Nemeth joined the Hungary Men's National Team in June for its UEFA EURO 2016 Qualifying campaign. He played the second half of Hungary's 4-0 friendly win over Lithuania on June 5, then played 45 second-half minutes of a 1-0 EURO 2016 qualifying win over Finland on June 13, nearly scoring in the 52nd minute only for his shot to be cleared off the line. He earned his 18th cap as a second-half substitute as Hungary drew Romania 0-0 in a Euro 2016 qualifier on Sept. 4. He earned his 19th cap and the fourth start of his international career in a 1-1 draw at Northern Ireland on Sept. 7. He earned his 20th cap in a 2-1 win over the Faroe Islands on Oct. 8 as Hungary clinched a top-three finish in Group F. Played 90 minutes and scored two goals in a 4-3 loss at Greece on Oct. 11 as Hungary sealed third place in Group F. Started and played 90 minutes in Hungary's 1-0 win at Finland in the first leg of a Euro 2016 playoff on Nov. 12.