Blaise Nkufo

Blaise Nkufo
9
  • 6' 2"
  • 05-25-1975
  • Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Became first player in Sounders FC history to record a hat trick
  • Scored 200 goals for club and country, including a record 114 league goals for Holland’s FC Twente
  • 27 caps for Swiss National Team, scoring five of his seven goals during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup
  • Coach Sigi Schmid: "Blaise is a proven goal scorer. He is a player that knows how to find space in the box at appropriate moments."

MLS Experience

2010: Arrived after World Cup and started all 11 appearances in his first season in MLS, logging 931 minutes. Scored five goals on 15 shots (11 on goal), including the club’s first-ever hat trick at CLB (9/18). Scored all five goals over a four-game stretch from 9/18 to 10/2, including two game-winners. Won MLS Player of the Week and Goal of the Week for his performance in Week 25. Made first appearance for Sounders FC vs. Celtic FC (7/18) and made first league start vs. COL (7/25). Added to active roster on July 15 and was on the 18-man roster at DC (7/15).

Professional Experience

2003-10: Made 260 appearances for the club in all competition, scoring 129 goals. Led FC Twente in scoring each of the past six years, with 21 or more goals in each of the last three seasons.

2002-03: Signed a one-year deal with Hannover 96, appearing in 9 matches.

2001-02: Signed with German football club Mainz, marking his first season playing in Germany. Played in 42 matches and scored 20 goals.

2000-01: Signed a one-year deal with Luzern. Made 19 appearances and scored 7 goals.

1999-2000: Loaned to Lugano for one year, scoring 14 goals in just 21 appearances.

1998-2000: Signed a two-year deal with Grasshopper Zurich, appearing in 18 matches for the club and recorded 4 goals.

1997-98: Re-signed with Lausanne. Scored 18 goals in 34 games.

1996-97: Returned to Switzerland and signed with Yverdon Sport. Played in 35 games and scored 12 goals.

1995-96: Signed with Al-Arabi of Qatari, marking his first season playing outside of Switzerland. Made 12 appearances and scored 6 goals.

1994-95: Played for Echallens, scoring 9 goals in 16 matches.

1993-94: Began his professional career on Signed by Lausanne Sport for one season, appearing in two matches.

International Experience

Nkufo has been a fixture on the Swiss National Team since making his debut in 2002. He has made 33 appearances for Switzerland in his career. He has scored 7 goals while on the national team, including 5 goals during qualifying for the 2010 World Cup. Nkufo started both pre-World Cup friendlies, recording an assist on Switzerland's goal in a 1-1 draw with defending champion Italy. He started all three group stage matches, including a 1-0 upset over Spain, and has logged 258 minutes.

Career Statistics (Regular Season)

Año Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC Apagado Y R
2011 Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 5 931 0 15 11 9 4 2 0
Career Totals 11 11 5 931 0 15 11 9 4 2 0

2011 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2010 Season Statistics

Competition Club GP GS G MIN A SHT SOG FC OFF Y R
MLS Playoffs Seattle Sounders FC 2 2 0 180 0 5 2 0 0 1 0
MLS Regular Season Seattle Sounders FC 11 11 5 931 0 15 11 9 4 2 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves

Regular Season Game Log

Fecha Match Result Appearance MINS G A SHT SOG FC FS Y R
10/22/2011 SEA @ CHV W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/15/2011 SJ @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/8/2011 PHI @ SEA L 2-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/1/2011 SEA @ NE W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/24/2011 SEA @ VAN W 3-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/17/2011 DC @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/10/2011 RSL @ SEA L 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/27/2011 CLB @ SEA W 2-6 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/20/2011 SEA @ DAL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/13/2011 CHV @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/6/2011 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/30/2011 SEA @ HOU L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/16/2011 COL @ SEA W 3-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/10/2011 SEA @ POR W 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2011 SEA @ LA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/26/2011 NE @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/23/2011 NY @ SEA W 2-4 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/18/2011 SEA @ TOR W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/11/2011 VAN @ SEA T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/4/2011 SEA @ CHI T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/28/2011 SEA @ RSL W 2-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/25/2011 DAL @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/21/2011 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/14/2011 POR @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/7/2011 SEA @ CLB T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/4/2011 SEA @ DC L 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/30/2011 TOR @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2011 SEA @ COL W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/16/2011 SEA @ PHI T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/9/2011 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/2/2011 SEA @ SJ T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2011 HOU @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/19/2011 SEA @ NY L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/15/2011 LA @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10/23/2010 SEA @ HOU L 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 1 2 3 0 0
10/15/2010 CHV @ SEA W 1-2 Started 90 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0
10/9/2010 SEA @ KC W 2-1 Started 90 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
10/2/2010 TOR @ SEA W 2-3 Started 77 1 0 2 2 1 0 0 0
9/25/2010 SEA @ CHI W 1-0 Started 90 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0
9/18/2010 SEA @ CLB W 4-0 Started 79 3 0 5 4 0 2 0 0
9/9/2010 RSL @ SEA T 0-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9/4/2010 SEA @ NE L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8/28/2010 CHI @ SEA W 1-2 Started 82 0 0 1 0 2 3 1 0
8/14/2010 SEA @ CHV T 0-0 Started 90 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0
8/8/2010 HOU @ SEA W 0-2 Started 87 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 0
7/31/2010 SEA @ SJ W 1-0 Started 86 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0
7/25/2010 COL @ SEA W 1-2 Started 70 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
7/15/2010 SEA @ DC W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/11/2010 DAL @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7/4/2010 SEA @ LA L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/27/2010 SEA @ PHI L 1-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/10/2010 DC @ SEA L 3-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6/5/2010 NE @ SEA W 0-3 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/29/2010 SEA @ COL L 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/22/2010 SJ @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/15/2010 SEA @ NY W 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/8/2010 LA @ SEA L 4-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5/1/2010 CLB @ SEA T 1-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/25/2010 SEA @ TOR L 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/22/2010 SEA @ DAL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/17/2010 KC @ SEA W 0-1 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/10/2010 SEA @ RSL T 2-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4/3/2010 NY @ SEA L 1-0 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3/25/2010 PHI @ SEA W 0-2 Unused Sub 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
GP: Games Played, GS: Games Started, G: Goals, MIN: Minutes Played, A: Assists, SHT: Shots, SOG: Shots on Goal, FC: Fouls Committed, FS: Fouls Suffered, Apagado: Offsides, Y: Yellow Cards, R: Red Cards, GF: Goals For, GA: Goals Against, SO: Shutouts, SV: Saves, CK: Corner Kicks, PKA: Penalty Kick Attempts, PKG: Penalty Kick Goals, PKS: Penalty Kick Saves