Nils Petersen | Playerprofile
Nils Petersen was born on 6 December 1988 in Wernigerode and plays for Sport-Club Freiburg. He played for FC Einheit Wernigerode from 1993-2001, 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 put the ball in the net two times. Along with Gian-Luca Waldschmidt and Lucas Höler, he is the top-ranked player in this category. With one assist, Nils Petersen currently has the second-most in his team along with Dominique Heintz, Mike Frantz, Philipp Lienhart and Christian Günter. So far, the 30-year-old has taken nine shots at goal. With this result he has secured himself, along with Jonathan Schmid, second place on the team-internal leaderboard for this category. Up to now, Nils Petersen has hit the post one time. With this, he has had the first-most in the league along with Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen), Christopher Lenz (1. FC Union Berlin), Joshua Kimmich (FC Bayern München), Philippe Coutinho (FC Bayern München), Nicolas Höfler, Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg), Davie Selke (Hertha BSC), Uwe Hünemeier (SC Paderborn 07), Kai Pröger (SC Paderborn 07), Davy Klaassen (SV Werder Bremen), Yussuf Poulsen (RB Leipzig), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig), Alassane Pléa (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Raffael (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Denis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Goncalo Paciencia (Eintracht Frankfurt), Julian Weigl (Borussia Dortmund) and Robert Skov (TSG 1899 Hoffenheim). Until now, the 1.88m-tall forward has been responsible for nine passes to a shot and has therefore earned himself second place within the statistics of his club. In eight of the previous 11 games of the season, he was in the starting line-up. Of these 11 games, he won 6 with his club. Additionally, he was substituted in for three games.
Nils Petersen played his last game on the 11th matchday of the 2019/20 season (10 November 2019). He was victorious over Eintracht Frankfurt while playing for SC Freiburg with a score of 1-0. He played as a forward throughout this entire game. In doing so, he scored one goal. Nils Petersen shot at the opponent's goal a total of one time. In terms of total touches, he had 30 individual ball possessions. Furthermore, he had 18 tackle challenges in the last match. Of these, he was able to win nine. Nils Petersen covered a distance of 11.5 km during his total playing time in this game. In doing so, he had a total of 20 sprints.
Bundesliga career and records
Nils Petersen has played 191 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. Thus far, Nils Petersen has completed 112 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.
So far, Nils Petersen has played two international matches for Germany.