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Jurgen Klinsmann is a former German football player

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BirthdayJuly 30, 1964
NationalityGerman
FamousSportspersons, Football Players
SpousesDebbie Chin
Childrens Jonathan Klinsmann, Laila Klinsmann
Birth PlaceGöppingen
Height181cm
GenderMale
FatherSiegfried Klinsmann
MotherMartha Klinsmann
Net Worth$16 million as of Mar 15,2017
Sun SignLeo
Born inGöppingen
Famous asFootball Player

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Who is Jürgen Klinsmann?

Jurgen Klinsmann is a former German football player; he was a striker of rare quality who played for some of the biggest clubs in Europe and also turned in plenty of superlative performances for the national team in a professional career that spanned for a period of close to two decades. Klinsmann started his professional career with the club VFB Stuttgart and after scoring plenty of goals for the club, he was selected to play for the German national team, in 1987. From then on, Klinsmann was a regular player in the national team and helped the team win the 1990 World Cup in Italy. Klinsmann scored 47 goals in his entire career with the German national team, which is the fourth highest in the list of goal scorers for Germany and also helped the team win the European Championships in 1996. Klinsmann played for Italian side Inter Milan and then went on to play for Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich. He won one league title with Bayern Munich. Following the end of his professional career as a footballer, Klinsmann became a coach and guided the German national team the semifinals of the World Cup in 2006. He managed Bayern Munich as well but the stint was a disappointing one. Currently, he is the manager of the U.S. national soccer team.

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Childhood & Early Life

Jurgen Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen West Germany, to Siegfried Klinsmann and Martha Klinsmann. His father was a master baker, who went on to own his own bakery. Jurgen has three brothers.

He started playing football when he was still a child and at the age of eight he started playing for a non-professional club named TB Gingen; he turned out to be a prolific goal scorer for the club. At the age of 10, he moved to SC Geislingen.

When Jurgen was 14 years old the family moved to Stuttgart following his father’s decision to open his own bakery in the city. Jurgen signed a contract with Stuttgarter Kickers, a German association football club, at the age of 16. At the insistence of his parents, he finished his apprenticeship as a baker, in 1982

Career

Jurgen Klinsmann started his professional career with Stuttgarter Kickers, in 1982. He became one of their vital players and by the end of 1983-1984 season, he had scored 19 goals for the club.

In 1984, he moved to VFB Stuttgart, which played in the German first division and in his very first season at the club, he scored 15 goals.

Jurgen Klinsmann became an extremely prolific goal scorer for VFB Stuttgart as he scored 16 league goals in the season ending in 1986 and followed it up with an identical tally the following year.

In 1987, he was selected for the German national team and a year later he represented the team at the Olympics and the European Championships.

After scoring 79 league goals for VFB Stuttgart in five years, Jurgen Klinsmann moved to Italian club Inter Milan, in 1989. During his three year stint at the club, he scored 34 goals and helped the team win the UEFA Cup in his second season. However, he did not renew his contract after losing his goal scoring form and instead moved to French club Monaco.

Klinsmann proved to be one of Germany’s most important players at the 1990 World Cup played in Italy. He scored the crucial goal in the round-of-16 clash against the Netherlands. Germany went on to win the World Cup and Klinasmann played a crucial role in the tournament win.

In 1992, later, he was the part of the German team that reached the final of the European Championships and in the subsequent World Cup in 1994, Klinsmann scored 5 goals but Germany was knocked out in the quarter finals.

After spending two seasons at Monaco and another season at English club Tottenham Hotspur; Jurgen Klinsmann joined German club Bayern Munich in 1995. He spent two seasons at Bayern Munich and emerged as the top goal scorer in each season as he helped the club win the 1995-96 UEFA Cup. Subsequently, he played for Italian club Sampdoria for some time before moving back to Tottenham Hotspur for a season.

In 1996, Jurgen Klinsmann led Germany to the European Championships title in England and scored three goals in the tournament.

In 1998, he scored three goals in the World Cup in France but Germany was knocked out by Croatia in the quarter finals. Klinsmann scored 47 goals for his country which made him the 4th highest goal scorer for Germany.

In 2004, Jurgen Klinsmann was made the manager of the German national team and went about building a team filled with youngsters. The team reached the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup tournament but was knocked out by eventual champions Italy.

In 1998, he was appointed the manager of Bayern Munich, however, a string of poor performances meant that he was sacked even before the season was over.

In 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann took over as the manager of the United States national football team and during his stint, the national team’s performances improved significantly which culminated in a round of 16 finish at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

Awards & Achievements

Jurgen Klinsmann was part of the German national team that won the 1990 World Cup. Klinsmann played a crucial role in the German win in the tournament.

Jurgen Klinsmann won the German Player of the Year award in 1994.

Personal Life & Legacy

Jurgen Klinsmann got married to American model Debbie Chin in 1995. The couple has two children named Laila and Jonathan.

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Jürgen Klinsmann awards

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1994; 1988 - Footballer of the Year in Germany
German Football Manager of the Year
2006 - Knight's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

Jürgen Klinsmann biography timelines

  • // 30th Jul 1964
    Jurgen Klinsmann was born on July 30, 1964, in Goppingen West Germany, to Siegfried Klinsmann and Martha Klinsmann. His father was a master baker, who went on to own his own bakery. Jurgen has three brothers.
  • // 1982
    When Jurgen was 14 years old the family moved to Stuttgart following his father’s decision to open his own bakery in the city. Jurgen signed a contract with Stuttgarter Kickers, a German association football club, at the age of 16. At the insistence of his parents, he finished his apprenticeship as a baker, in 1982
  • // 1984
    In 1984, he moved to VFB Stuttgart, which played in the German first division and in his very first season at the club, he scored 15 goals.
  • // 1986
    Jurgen Klinsmann became an extremely prolific goal scorer for VFB Stuttgart as he scored 16 league goals in the season ending in 1986 and followed it up with an identical tally the following year.
  • // 1987
    In 1987, he was selected for the German national team and a year later he represented the team at the Olympics and the European Championships.
  • // 1989
    After scoring 79 league goals for VFB Stuttgart in five years, Jurgen Klinsmann moved to Italian club Inter Milan, in 1989. During his three year stint at the club, he scored 34 goals and helped the team win the UEFA Cup in his second season. However, he did not renew his contract after losing his goal scoring form and instead moved to French club Monaco.
  • // 1990
    Klinsmann proved to be one of Germany’s most important players at the 1990 World Cup played in Italy. He scored the crucial goal in the round-of-16 clash against the Netherlands. Germany went on to win the World Cup and Klinasmann played a crucial role in the tournament win.
  • // 1990
    Jurgen Klinsmann was part of the German national team that won the 1990 World Cup. Klinsmann played a crucial role in the German win in the tournament.
  • // 1992 To 1994
    In 1992, later, he was the part of the German team that reached the final of the European Championships and in the subsequent World Cup in 1994, Klinsmann scored 5 goals but Germany was knocked out in the quarter finals.
  • // 1994
    Jurgen Klinsmann won the German Player of the Year award in 1994.
  • // 1995
    After spending two seasons at Monaco and another season at English club Tottenham Hotspur; Jurgen Klinsmann joined German club Bayern Munich in 1995. He spent two seasons at Bayern Munich and emerged as the top goal scorer in each season as he helped the club win the 1995-96 UEFA Cup. Subsequently, he played for Italian club Sampdoria for some time before moving back to Tottenham Hotspur for a season.
  • // 1995
    Jurgen Klinsmann got married to American model Debbie Chin in 1995. The couple has two children named Laila and Jonathan.
  • // 1996
    In 1996, Jurgen Klinsmann led Germany to the European Championships title in England and scored three goals in the tournament.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he scored three goals in the World Cup in France but Germany was knocked out by Croatia in the quarter finals. Klinsmann scored 47 goals for his country which made him the 4th highest goal scorer for Germany.
  • // 1998
    In 1998, he was appointed the manager of Bayern Munich, however, a string of poor performances meant that he was sacked even before the season was over.
  • // 2004 To 2006
    In 2004, Jurgen Klinsmann was made the manager of the German national team and went about building a team filled with youngsters. The team reached the semifinals of the 2006 World Cup tournament but was knocked out by eventual champions Italy.
  • // 2011 To 2014
    In 2011, Jurgen Klinsmann took over as the manager of the United States national football team and during his stint, the national team’s performances improved significantly which culminated in a round of 16 finish at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.

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Jürgen Klinsmann's FAQ

  • What is Jürgen Klinsmann birthday?

    Jürgen Klinsmann was born at 1964-07-30

  • Where is Jürgen Klinsmann's birth place?

    Jürgen Klinsmann was born in Göppingen

  • What is Jürgen Klinsmann nationalities?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's nationalities is German

  • Who is Jürgen Klinsmann spouses?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's spouses is Debbie Chin

  • Who is Jürgen Klinsmann childrens?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's childrens is Jonathan Klinsmann, Laila Klinsmann

  • How tall is Jürgen Klinsmann?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's height is 181

  • Who is Jürgen Klinsmann's father?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's father is Siegfried Klinsmann

  • Who is Jürgen Klinsmann's mother?

    Jürgen Klinsmann's mother is Martha Klinsmann

  • What is Jürgen Klinsmann's sun sign?

    Jürgen Klinsmann is Leo

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    Jürgen Klinsmann is famouse as Football Player