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).
- Jimmy Nielsen - 0.99
- Kasey Keller - 1.06
- Donovan Ricketts - 1.10
- Bouna Coundoul - 1.13
- 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.
|MLS - TOTAL||138||138||12457||454||319||49||135||0.98||6||8||62||41||34|