Jørgen Nielsen

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Jørgen Nielsen
Personal information
Full name Jørgen Tofte Nielsen
Date of birth (1971-05-06) 6 May 1971 (age 46)
Place of birth Nykøbing Falster, Denmark
Height 1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Goalkeeper
Youth career
1975–1986 Nakskov Boldklub
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1990 Nakskov Boldklub 30 (0)
1991–1993 Helsingør IF 46 (0)
1993–1994 Næstved 1 (0)
1994–1995 Ølstykke FC 60 (0)
1995–1996 Hvidovre IF 35 (0)
1997–2002 Liverpool 0 (0)
1998 Ikast FS (loan) 9 (0)
1999 Wolves (loan) 0 (0)
2002–2003 Farum BK 16 (0)
2003 Hellerup 1 (0)
2003–2007 Frem 127 (0)
2008 Frem 14 (0)
Total 340 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Jørgen Tofte Nielsen (born 6 May 1971 in Nykøbing Falster, Denmark) is a Danish former football goalkeeper.

Nielsen signed for Liverpool in 1997 and was at Anfield for five years, but he left in 2002 having never playing a competitive game for the club. However, his shirt did taste Premier League action, against Everton on 27 September 1999. In the 77th minute of the game, goalkeeper Sander Westerveld and Everton striker Francis Jeffers got into a fight and both were sent off, but due to Liverpool having used all of their substitutions, left back Steve Staunton borrowed Nielsen's shirt and filled in as goalkeeper for the remainder of the match.

Nielsen retired from playing in September 2007 in order to concentrate on his political science university degree. In March 2008 he made his comeback.

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