31 years on from his professional soccer debut, Jurgen Klopp is now the manager of Liverpool F.C. Born on June 16, 1967, Klopp joined his first professional team, 1. FC Pforzheim in 1987. He was a defender and striker for five teams throughout his career until he made the switch to managing in 2001. Klopp managed at Mainz until 2008 before making a move to Borussia Dortmund. After seven successful years in Dortmund, Klopp moved to England to become the manager of Liverpool FC.
Jurgen Klopp Net Worth 2019: $28 Million
Klopp spent 15 years playing professional soccer in Germany as a striker and a defender. After bouncing around four teams in as many years, Klopp found his home with FSV Mainz 05, spending 11 years playing for them. He received his managerial debut with the same team later that year and spent eight seasons as their manager. In 2015 he became the manager of Liverpool F.C. and has remained there since.
Klopp started his senior career playing for 1. FC Pforzheim in 1987. Between 1987 and 1990 he played for three other clubs. In 1990, Klopp signed with FSV Mainz 05. He would become a fixture with Mainz 05 until he retired from playing in 2001.
Klopp made 352 appearances throughout his career with Mainz 05, playing as a striker up until 1995 when he became a defender for the remainder of his time as a player. In that time he scored 52 goals for his club.
In 2001, then FSV Mainz 05 manager Eckhard Krautzen was fired, leaving the club without a manager. Shortly thereafter Klopp was named his replacement.
In Klopp’s first game as manager, he secured a win, setting the tone for his time with the team. He led the team to top-five finishes in each of his first three seasons earning the club a promotion to the top tier Bundesliga. Mainz 05 spent the next three seasons in the Bundesliga, even earning a spot in the UEFA cup during the 2005-06 season. Klopp eventually resigned following the 2007-08 season
In may of 2008, Klopp signed a deal with BVB Dortmund to become their manager. In his first season leading the team, they defeated Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga finals. In the very next season, he would lead the team to another Bundesliga championship, going back to back. Klopp would spend eight years with BVB Dortmund, leading them to multiple record-setting seasons in 2011-12 as well as Super Cup wins in 2013 and 2014.
In 2015, following his resignation from BVB Dortmund, Klopp was signed by Liverpool F.C. as their manager. He signed a six-year contract extension in 2016 putting him in charge of the club until 2022.
Jürgen Klopp is clearly unhappy with the decisions after Liverpool missed the chance to move seven points clear of Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.