49 Facts About Clint Dempsey

1. Clint Dempsey started playing soccer at the age of 10 and quickly joined the Dallas Longhorns, a club team located three hours away from his home.

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2. Clint Dempsey is being evaluated by doctors for an irregular heartbeat.

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3. Clint Dempsey already has experience where the Sounders want to get this season: the MLS Cup final.

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4. Clint Dempsey is a professional football player of United States national football team.

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5. Clint Dempsey arrived at Furman in 2001 as a little-known name in a recruiting class headlined by Ricardo Clark '05, one of the top junior players in the nation.

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6. In 2004 Clint Dempsey signed a professional contract with New England Revolution and moved to the first team of the club, getting in the starting line-up for almost all games.

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7. Clint Dempsey managed to make a positive display and proved to be very capable, which really helped him in future as different academies of the USA wanted to see the talented footballer in their ranks.

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8. Clint Dempsey reflects the passion that it takes to become a professional soccer player.

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9. Clint Dempsey is a good player who is well liked by many people in the United States and England for his hard work and desire to win.

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10. Clint Dempsey is an American footballer from Texas.

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11. In 2004, Clint Dempsey was drafted by Major League Soccer team New England Revolution, where he quickly integrated himself to the starting lineup.

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12. Clint Dempsey could be the captain of America national team.

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13. Clint Dempsey has an athletic body with 42 inches chest and 15 inches biceps.

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14. Clint Dempsey was in the MLS All-Star team for three consecutive seasons  2014, 2015 and 2016.

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15. Clint Dempsey was named as US Soccer Athlete of the Year in three seasons 2007, 2011 and 2012.

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16. Clint Dempsey has played three world cup from his country and Confederations Cup as well.

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17. Clint Dempsey scored his first international goal against England on May 28, 2005.

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18. Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick against Orlando City on August 7, 2016, and a brace against Portland on August 21.

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19. Clint Dempsey switched to Tottenham Hotspur on August 31, 2012, for a transfer fee of $9 million.

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20. Clint Dempsey played six seasons at Fulham and became a huge success.

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21. Clint Dempsey made a move to English club Fulham in December 2006 for $4 million.

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22. Clint Dempsey made his professional debut from New England Revolution in 2004.

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23. Clint Dempsey is one of the finest players the country has ever witnessed.

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24. Clint Dempsey is a professional soccer player, who represents the United States.

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25. In 2014, Clint Dempsey appeared in the sports documentary called The Team as Himself.

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26. Clint Dempsey has collaborated with Texas based rapper XO and Houston rapper known as Big Hawk and made a song called Don't Tread which was a part of Nike's soccer advertising campaign for the 2006 World Cup.

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27. Clint Dempsey was born and raised in a trailer park in Nacogdoches, Texas, playing soccer anywhere he could find a field.

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28. Clint Dempsey joined Donovan as the only two player to have won the award consecutively.

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29. Clint Dempsey went on to play Division I soccer for Furman University with a full ride.

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30. Clint Dempsey was born March 9, 1983 in a trailer park in Nacogdoches, Texas where he grew up.

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31. Clint Dempsey was so remarkably different than any USA player before him.

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32. In June 2016, Clint Dempsey started all three group stage games of the Copa America Centenario.

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33. In 2014, Clint Dempsey was named as captain of the 23-man United States squad ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

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34. In March 2013, Clint Dempsey was given the captain's armband by Jurgen Klinsmann for the important World Cup qualifying matches versus Costa Rica and Mexico.

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35. On February 29, 2012, Clint Dempsey scored the lone goal in an international friendly win against four-time World champion Italy.

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36. Clint Dempsey scored in his third straight game in the Confederations Cup Final against Brazil, redirecting a similar cross from Spector in the 10th minute to open the scoring.

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37. Clint Dempsey was present as the United States defended their title at the 2007 Gold Cup, again scoring their opening goal, the sole goal in a victory against Guatemala at The Home Depot Center; his side-footed shot from Taylor Twellman's assist gave the nation victory in Bob Bradley's first match as coach.

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38. Clint Dempsey received 237 points in voting by 207 sports journalists to claim the award.

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39. On May 2, 2006, Clint Dempsey was named to the US roster for the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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40. Clint Dempsey had made a return to form, scoring a hat-trick against Portland Timbers, and recording braces against FC Dallas and the Colorado Rapids, leaving his goal tally at 8 in 5 games for 2014.

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41. On December 24, 2013, Clint Dempsey re-signed with Fulham on a two-month loan.

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42. Clint Dempsey entered the match as a 34th-minute substitute after Obafemi Martins came off with an ankle injury.

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43. On January 22, 2011, Clint Dempsey scored another double versus Stoke City, putting Fulham temporarily out of relegation contention.

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44. On May 12, Clint Dempsey replaced Bobby Zamora in the 55th minute of the 2010 UEFA Europa League Final, thus making history in becoming the first ever American to appear in a major European final.

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45. In May 2008, Fulham announced Clint Dempsey had signed a contract extension which would keep him at the club until the summer of 2010.

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46. In 2006, Clint Dempsey added 8 more goals, but missed significant time in the playoffs due to injury.

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47. Clint Dempsey studied the play of Argentina's national team, especially Diego Maradona, and was heartbroken when the news came to Nacogdoches that Maradona would not be playing in the 1994 World Cup game played in the Cotton Bowl.

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48. Clint Dempsey was born in Nacogdoches, Texas and is of Irish ancestry on his father's side.

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49. Clint Dempsey represented the United States at the 2003 FIFA World Youth Championship and made his first appearance with the senior team on November 17, 2004, against Jamaica.

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