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.
49 – The 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.
34 – The 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.
18 – The 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.
12 – The 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.
2 – Clint’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.