Nils Petersen | Playerprofile
Nils Petersen was born on 6 December 1988 in Wernigerode and plays for Sport-Club Freiburg. He played for Einheit 90 Wernigerode from 1993-1994, for 1. FC Wernigerode from 1994-2000, for FC Einheit Wernigerode from 2000-2001, for VfB Germania Halberstadt from 2001-2004, for FC Carl Zeiss Jena from 2005-2009, for FC Energie Cottbus from 2009-2011, for FC Bayern München from 2011-2012, for SV Werder Bremen from 2012-2014 and has played for SC Freiburg since 2015.
Current season 2019/20
In the ongoing season, the player with the shirt number 18 has already scored six goals and, along with Goncalo Paciencia (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04), Sebastian Andersson (1. FC Union Berlin) and Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen), has the eighth-most attempts on goal within the league. With one assist, the 31-year-old currently has the third-most in his team along with Dominique Heintz, Mike Frantz, Gian-Luca Waldschmidt, Jonathan Schmid, Philipp Lienhart, Janik Haberer and Vincenzo Grifo. In total, the 1.88m-tall forward has taken 23 shots at goal. With this, he leads the team leaderboard for this category together with Lucas Höler. Up to now, Nils Petersen has hit the post one time. With this, he has had the seventh-most in the league along with Erik Durm (Eintracht Frankfurt), Goncalo Paciencia (Eintracht Frankfurt), Almamy Touré (Eintracht Frankfurt), Marko Grujic (Hertha BSC), Davie Selke (Hertha BSC), Javairo Dilrosun (Hertha BSC), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Matheus Cunha (RB Leipzig), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig), Marcel Sabitzer (RB Leipzig), Marcel Halstenberg (RB Leipzig), Stefan Posch (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Sebastian Rudy (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Dennis Geiger (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Robert Skov (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Sargis Adamyan (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim), Alassane Pléa (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Breel Embolo (Borussia Mönchengladbach) and Marcus Thuram (Borussia Mönchengladbach). With 15 passes to a shot, Nils Petersen presently occupies second place within the team statistics along with Jonathan Schmid. In 11 of the previous 14 games of the season, Nils Petersen was in the starting line-up. Of these 14 games, he won 6 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for three games.
Bundesliga career and records
Nils Petersen has played 194 matches throughout the course of his career in the Bundesliga. Of these, he has won 63. He has netted 70 goals during his appointments in the Bundesliga. So far, Nils Petersen has completed 115 matches with his present squad. Here, he has scored a total of 50 goals. With a total of 70 goals in his Bundesliga career so far, he presently takes ninth place on the active scoring chart.
Up to now, Nils Petersen has played two international matches for Germany.