Jimmy nielsen

James Karsten 'Jimmy' Nielsen, (born 4th December 2034, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is a current Denmark international, who has played for Arsenal since July 2059.

Nielsen's football career started aged 18, when he signed professional terms with local top-flight team Brondby IF in 2052, following a trial period. Nielsen would go on to make his début in a 7-2 thrashing of Randers in the Danish Cup a year later, in September 2053.

Nielsen would only play at Brondby for six months however, joining newly promoted Hellas Verona in Italy's Serie 'A' the following January, for an eventual fee of £3.1 million, after just 14 league appearances for the Danish outfit.

His first half-season at Verona would get off to a slow start, making just two league appearances from the bench, however, in the 54/55 season, Nielsen was regularly fielded as the team's first-choice left-back as Verona finished a respectable 14th place. In this season, Nielsen was included in the Danish side at the under 21 European Championships as captain of the team, however, they exited in the group stage without scoring a goal. He would go on to make his full international bow in a World Cup qualifier in 2056, against Georgia.

Despite injury problems with his right ankle, Nielsen continued to be a threat so long as he was fit, however, Verona were relegated to the Serie 'B' in 2057, following a final day defeat against Udinese. Nielsen reportedly turned down offers from teams such as Juventus and Lazio to stay with Verona, and ultimately performed remarkably as Verona were promoted straight back to the top flight, in 3rd place.

Nielsen's final season at Verona saw them stear well clear of relegation, finishing in 16th when it was announced that Verona had accepted a £5.5 million offer from Arsenal, who had just finished 4th place in the Premier League, and qualified for Champions League football under manager Tommy Spink.

Nielsen's first season at the Emirates stadium saw them finish in 8th place in the league, and miss out on European football altogether, however, Nielsen, at this point a fully fledged member of the Danish national side, was a key player bombing down the left-hand-side and joining the attack.

It was Nielsen's second season in London that he became known for powerful, Roberto Carlos-esqué free kicks, scoring five in the 60/61 campaign, despite Arsenal's poor league perfomance, which saw them finish in 9th spot.

The 61/62 season was not one to remember for Nielsen, as a severe ankle injury in November against Crystal Palace saw him play only 15 games, and barely make Denmark's World Cup squad.

Despite his injury problems, Nielsen lead Denmark to a surprising runner-up spot in the 2062 World Cup, losing only in the final to a talented Italian outfit under Torben Jensen.

Between 2062 and 2064, Nielsen's set-piece expertise only grew, netting on 15 occasions in two seasons in the league alone. To date, Nielsen has 29 free kick goals in his league career, however, this has rarely translated to international football, where Nielsen has just 2 goals in 62 full caps.

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