Jurgen Klinsmann is a former German footballer player who used to feature prominently during the 1980s and 1990s. He played as a striker and was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers. Klinsmann won the 1990 World Cup and the 1996 European Championship with Germany and was the coach of the German national team that finished third at the World Cup finals in 2006.
Jurgen Klinsmann commenced his professional club football career at Stuugarter Kickers then in the second division. He was then only 17 years of age. In 1984 he was signed by VFB Stuttgart. He subsequently went onto play for German giants Bayern Munich, Italian powerhouse Inter Milan as well as for French side AS Monaco, English club Tottenham Hotspur and Italian club Sampdoria.
Jurgen Klinsmann became very much popular in Enlish football while he was playing for Spurs although initially he was sceptically received as Germany had knocked out England from the 1990 World Cup finals. He achieved success with Inter, Monaco, Spurs and Bayern.
Jurgen Klinsmann made his international debut for Germany in 1987 and went onto feature in 108 international matches for his nation, scoring 47 goals. He participated in the 1988 Summer Olympics and won a bronze medal. He also featured at the 1998,1992 and 1996 European Championship, winning the latter. He won the World Cup in 1990 and featured at the 1994 and 1998 World Cup finals.
Jurgen Klinsmann was the coach of the German national side between 2004 and 2006 and led them to third place at the 2006 World Cup finals. He then took over the role of the manager of the German giants Bayer Munich in 2008.
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