Jürgen Klinsmann (born 30 July 1964) is a German football manager and former player who is currently the head coach of the United States men's national soccer team. As a player, Klinsmann played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the West German team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the unified German team that won the 1996 UEFA European Championship. One of Germany's premier strikers during the 1990s, he scored in all six major international tournaments he participated in, from Euro 1988 to 1998 World Cup. In 1995 he came in third in the FIFA World Player of the Year award; in 2004 he was named in the FIFA 100 list of the "125 Greatest Living Footballers".
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Jürgen Klinsmann (born July 30th, 1964 in Göppingen) is a German football manager and former football player, who played for several prominent clubs in Europe and was part of the West Germany team that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup and the German one that won the 1996 UEFA European Championship. He was one of West Germany`s/Germany`s premier strikers during the 90s.
He managed the German national team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup.
On July 12th, 2006, Klinsmann officially announced that he would step down as Germany`s coach after two years in charge and be replaced by assistant coach Joachim Löw. He took over as coach of Bayern München in July 2008, when Ottmar Hitzfeld stepped down to take over as the head coach of the Swiss National Team. He was fired from this position on April 27th, 2009 despite winning five of his last seven matches.
Klinsmann`s family operates a bakery in Stuttgart`s Botnang district and consequently he is sometimes affectionately referred to as the "baker`s son from Botnang". Klinsmann is in fact a journeyman baker, having served an apprenticeship. He is married to Chinese-American Debbie Chin, a former model, the couple have two children, Jonathan (born 1997) and Laila (born 2001).
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Married||Jürgen Klinsmann and Debbie Klinsmann have been married since 1995.|||