Jurgen Klinsmann

Written by Sebastien on 12 April 2013. Posted in World Cup Legends

Jurgen Klinsmann, one of the best German players of all times, is the current coach of the United States national team. He was born on 30 July 1964, in Göppingen, Germany. Klinsmann was part of the team that managed to win two FIFA World Cup tournaments, making him a global football star for his achievement in these competitions.

He took part in three FIFA World Cup tournaments, playing 108 matches with for Germany in total. He was with the West German team, which clinched the championship in the 1990 FIFA World Cup. He was also in the German team, the one that got hold of the 1996 UEFA European Championship. Moreover, Klinsmann was coach of the German national team in the 2006 World Cup, which also took part in Germany

He started his career at the age of 16, when he signed a contract with Stuttgarter Kickers. His great talent and scoring abbilities helped him decide to become a professional player and he attracted the attention of many football scouters. Besides that, he played for Stuttgart for six years before making the step to Internazionale.

After UEFA Euro 1992, Klinsmann moved to AS Monaco and the club made it to finish 2nd in Le Championnat. This was a major success of the club and it started gaining more sponsorships and fans, something that aided Klinsmann's career develop more.

In 1994–95 season, Klinsmann moved to Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League, where he scored 21 times in 41 matches. Later on, he returned to Germany to play for Bayern Munchen and his international career ended playing for Sampdoria, at the age of 34.

Get our newsletter!

Subscribe to our newsletter to receive all our updates with useful articles, information and all you need to know for Brazil 2014 World Cup!