By The Numbers: Clint Dempsey's U.S. MNT Career

Behind the numbers of Clint Dempsey's illustrious international career with the U.S. Men's National Team
By: Jeff Crandall

Clint Dempsey, one of the best to represent the United States Men’s National Team, announced his retirement from the game on Wednesday, Aug. 29. Take a numerical look at Dempsey’s incredible international career with the MNT:

141 – The number of caps earned during his international career, leaving him third all-time in MNT history and tied for 46th worldwide.

57 – The number of goals Clint Dempsey scored during his international career, tied with Landon Donovan for the MNT’s all-time lead.

49The number of matches in which Clint Dempsey scored for the MNT, more than any other player.

43 – Dempsey’s MNT record-setting number of World Cup Qualifying caps

40 – The number of different stadiums in which Clint Dempsey scored his 57 international goals. StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., leads the way with four.

35 – The number of goals Dempsey scored against CONCACAF opponents, 61% of his overall total.

34The number of international goals Clint Dempsey scored with his right foot.

29 – The number of different international opponents Dempsey scored against, second most behind only Landon Donovan (31).

28 - Because of Concacaf Gold Cup regulations, the number Clint Dempsey wore when he tied Landon Donovan for the MNT goal scoring record on July 22, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. 

21 - The number of assists Clint Dempsey provided in his international career, sitting fourth on the MNT’s all-time list.

20 The number of different players that provided an assist on Clint Dempsey’s 57 international goals. Michael Bradley and Gyasi Zardes lead the way with four each.

18The number of goals scored in World Cup Qualifying, tied with Jozy Altidore for most all-time by an MNT player.

16 – The number of different states in which Clint Dempsey scored his international goals: California (9); Illinois and Texas (4 each); Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C. (3 each); Florida, Kansas and Washington (2 each); Colorado, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Tennessee and Utah (1 each).

14 – The number of consecutive years in which Clint Dempsey received a senior team cap (2004-2017), tied for third all-time among field players with Frankie Hejduk (1996-2009) and sitting behind only DaMarcus Beasley (2001-2015) and Landon Donovan (2000-2014) with 15.

12The number of different countries in which Clint Dempsey scored his 57 international goals: USA (41); South Africa (4); Brazil and Germany (2 each); Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, Jamaica, Honduras, Italy, Panama and Slovenia (1 each).

11 – The number of international goals Clint Dempsey scored with his left foot AND via header

7 – The number of international goals Dempsey scored against Honduras, tops against any international opponent.

6 – Clint’s multi-goal games for the United States.

4 – The number of goals scored in a FIFA World Cup, second most behind Landon Donovan (five) for a U.S. player.

3 – The number of FIFA World Cups in which Clint Dempsey found the back of the net – the only MNT player to do so.

3 – The number of times Dempsey scored within the first minute of a match, tied for most in his career with the 36th and 40th minutes.

2Clint’s hat tricks for the MNT, coming in a 6-0 win against Cuba (July 18, 2015; CONCACAF Gold Cup) and 6-0 win against Honduras (March 24, 2017; FIFA World Cup Qualifying).

1 – The number of international goals Clint Dempsey scored with his stomach, coming at the 2014 FIFA World Cup against Portugal.