|Full name||Jürgen Klinsmann|
|Date of birth||30 July 1964|
|Place of birth||Göppingen, West Germany|
|Height||1.82 m (5 ft 11+1⁄2 in)|
|Playing position||Striker (retired)|
→Tottenham Hotspur (loan)
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Jürgen Klinsmann (born 30 July 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football player who started in Stuttgart, a club in Germany, when he was seventeen. In 1990 he won the FIFA World Cup with the Germany national team. Later, he also played for Internazionale Milano, Monaco, Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich. In 2004 he became the coach of Germany national team, that was third in the World Cup of 2006.Taking his place in the German team is Joachim Löw. Since August 2011 Klinsmann is coaching the American soccer national team.
Player career[change | change source]
Before Jürgen Klinsmann became a professional soccer player, he worked as a baker-associated in the baker's shop of his father in Stuttgart-Botnang. In the youth he played by Geislingen. The first station of his professional career was Stuttgarter Kickers. His career as player ended in 1998 after the World cup in France, as Germany was separated versus Croatia from the tournament. He played for the U-21 and the U-16 team of Germany, after that he played ten years for the A-Team. 1988 by the Summer Olympics in Seoul he had won the bronze medal. Jürgen Klinsmann has played 221 Bundesliga games and shot 110 goals there. In the national team of Germany he played 108 games and 47 goals. He shot by the World cups 1990, 1994 and 1998 altogether eleven goal and is after Gerd Müller the German player with the most Worldcup-goals.In August 2004 he became the national coach of Germany.At the World Cup 2006 in Germany he won the bronze medal.After that he resigned.From the 1st June 2008 he coached Bayern Munich until he was dismissed on the 27th April 2009.
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|1981/82||Stuttgarter Kickers||2. Bundesliga||6||1|
|1989/90||Internazionale Milano||Serie A||31||13|
|1994/95||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||41||20|
|1997/98||Tottenham Hotspur||Premier League||15||9|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Germany national team|
His greatest achievements[change | change source]
- Worldcup winner in 1990
- Europachampionship winner in 1996 (captain)
- UEFA-Cup winner in 1991 and 1996
- Bundesliga Chamionship 1997
- Italian Soccer-Supercupwinner 1989
- "Torjägerkanone" as the best goal scorer in the Bundesliga 1988
- Olympic Bronze Medal 1988 in Seoul
- The best goal scorer with 16 goals in the UEFA-Cup 1996
- Player of the year 1988 and 1994 in Germany
- Player of the year 1995 in England
References[change | change source]
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Jürgen Klinsmann". www.national-football-teams.com.
- "Jürgen Klinsmann - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.