Jürgen Klopp Biography
Table of Contents
- 1 Jürgen Klopp Biography
- 2 Jürgen Klopp Age
- 3 Jürgen Klopp Family
- 4 Jürgen Klopp Wife | Ehefrau
- 5 Jürgen Klopp Son | Sohn
- 6 Jürgen Klopp Children | Kinder
- 7 Jürgen Klopp Size | Größe
- 8 Jürgen Klopp Hair | Haare
- 9 Jürgen Klopp Book | Buch
- 10 Jürgen Klopp Mainz
- 11 Jürgen Klopp Borussia Dortmund
- 12 Jürgen Klopp FC Liverpool
- 13 Jürgen Klopp Contract | Vertrag
- 14 Jürgen Klopp Salary | Gehalt
- 15 Jürgen Klopp Facebook
- 16 Jürgen Klopp Twitter
- 17 Jürgen Klopp Assets | Vermögen
- 18 Jürgen Klopp Interview
Jürgen Norbert Klopp popularly known as Jürgen Klopp is a German football manager and former professional player. He is currently the manager of Premier League Club Liverpool.
Klopp spent most of his 15-year playing career at Mainz 05. He would later become their longest-serving manager from 2001 to 2008. It is during this time that they achieved promotion to the Bundesliga.
In 2008, Klopp joined Borussia Dortmund. He led them back to Bundesliga wins in 2011 and 2012. Klopp also led them back to the DFB-Pokal wins in 2012 as well as the DFL-Supercup in 2013 and 2014.
In 2013, Borussia made their second appearance in a UEFA Champions League final under Klopp. Jürgen Klopp won the German Football Manager of the Year in 2011 and 2012.
He left Dortmund in 2015 becoming their longest-serving manager. He became manager of Liverpool in October 2015, whom he led to the finals of the League Cup and UEFA Europa League in his first season. In 2018, he led Liverpool to the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final.
Jürgen Klopp Age
Klopp was born on 16th June 1967. He is 51 years as of 2018.
Jürgen Klopp Family
Klopp was born in Stuttgart, the capital of Baden–Württemberg to his parents Norbert and Elisabeth. He grew up in the Black Forest village, in Glatten together with his two elder sisters; Stefanie Klopp and Isolde Reich. His father, Norbert Klopp, sold wall fixtures and dowels for a living.
Klopp’s father was an active sportsman in his early days and he imparted through physical training to his son. As a young boy, Klopp played tennis in summer, skiing in winter and football throughout the year.
Jürgen Klopp Wife | Ehefrau
Jürgen Klopp has been married twice. He first got married to Sabine Klopp and together the two had a son; Marc Klopp in 1988. However, they divorced in 2001.
In 2005, Klopp married Ulla Sandrock who he met at a pub during an Oktoberfest celebration that same year. Ulla Sandrock is a social worker and a children’s writer. She has a son, Dennis, from a previous marriage.
Jürgen Klopp Son | Sohn
Klopp’s Son, Marc Klopp has played for a number of German clubs; FSV Frankfurt under-19s, KSV Klein-Karben, SV Darmstadt 98, Borussia Dortmund II and the Kreisliga side VfL Kemminghausen 1925. He was forced to call it quits after sustaining an injury.
Jürgen Klopp Children | Kinder
Klopp has 2 children. His son Marc from his previous marriage and a step-son Dennis from his current wife.
Jürgen Klopp Size | Größe
Jürgen Klopp has a height of 1.93m and a weight of 83kg.
Jürgen Klopp Hair | Haare
Liverpool’s manager Klopp underwent a hair transplant after suffering hair loss.
Jürgen Klopp Book | Buch
The former Mainz player has written several books;
- Bring the Noise
- Jurgen Klopp
- Boom!: How Jürgen Klopp’s Explosive Liverpool Thrilled Europe
- I Am The Normal One: The funniest Jurgen Klopp quotes… ever!
Jürgen Klopp Mainz
Klopp started off his career at Mainz 05 as a player for 15 years. Upon retiring from playing for Mainz 05, Klopp was appointed as the club’s manager on 27 February 2001 following the sacking of Eckhard Krautzun.
A day after, Klopp took charge of their first match, which saw Mainz 05 win 1–0 over MSV Duisburg. He remained as manager for seven years. During that time he led the team to its first appearance in the Bundesliga and qualification for the 2005–06 UEFA Cup.
At the end of the 2006–07 season, Mainz 05 were relegated but Klopp chose to remain with the club. He resigned at the end of the 2007–08 season because they were not able to achieve promotion. Klopp finished with a record of 109 wins, 78 draws and 83 losses.
Jürgen Klopp Borussia Dortmund
In May 2008, Klopp became the new manager of Borussia Dortmund signing a two-year contract at the club. The club had finished in a disappointing 13th place under the previous manager Thomas Doll.
Klopp’s opening game as manager was on 9 August 2008 in a 3–1 DFB-Pokal victory away to Rot-Weiss Essen. During the first season under Klopp Borussia Dortmund won the DFB-Supercup, defeating German champions Bayern Munich.
By the end of the first season, the club finished sixth-place and fifth-place in the season after that. He later led the club to successive Bundesliga titles in the 2010–11 and 2011–12 seasons.
The 81 points accrued by Borussia Dortmund during the 2011–12 Bundesliga season was the greatest points in Bundesliga history.
Also, the 47 points earned in the second half of the season set a new record. However, in 2011, Dortmund lost the German Super Cup against rivals Schalke 04.
Klopp achieved the club’s first ever domestic double on 12 May 2012, after defeating Bayern Munich 5–2 to win the 2012 DFB-Pokal Final. He described the double as being “better than he could have imagined”.
Borussia Dortmund’s league form during the 2012–13 season was not as impressive as in the previous season. Klopp insisted that his team would focus on the UEFA Champions League to make up for their disappointing run in that competition in the previous season.
Borussia drew against Manchester City, Real Madrid and Ajax in the competition’s group of death. However, they did not lose a game and they topped the group with some impressive performances. Borussia Dortmund progressed to the final, meeting José Mourinho’s Real Madrid again in the semi-final stages of the competition. Borussia beat them at home in the first leg a 4–1 and lost 2-0 away.
Dortmund narrowly progressed to the final. They lost the final 2–1 to Bayern Munich, with an 89th-minute goal from Arjen Robben. Borussia Dortmund finished in second place in the Bundesliga. They also lost the 2012 German Super Cup.
Klopp extended his contract until June 2018 at the beginning of the 2013–14 season. On 17 March 2014, Klopp received a fine of €10,000 after getting sent off from a Bundesliga match against Borussia Mönchengladbach. This was as a result of “verbal attack” on the referee. The referee, Deniz Aytekin, stated that Klopp’s behavior was “rude on more than one occasion”.
During the 2013-14 season, Dortmund finished second place. Also, Dortmund won the German Super Cup and was knocked out of the Champions League in the quarter-finals by eventual champions Real Madrid, that very same season.
Dortmund started by winning the German Super Cup in the 2014–15 season. After a disappointing beginning of the season, Klopp announced in April that at the end of the 2014–15 season he would leave Borussia Dortmund.
His final match in charge of the team was the 2015 DFB-Pokal Final and Borussia Dortmund lost 3–1 against VfL Wolfsburg. Dortmund finished in the league in seventh place. They were knocked out of Champions League in the round of 16 by Juventus. klopp finished with a record of 179 wins, 69 draws, and 70 losses.
Jürgen Klopp FC Liverpool
Klopp signed a three-year deal to become Liverpool manager on 8 October 2015, replacing Brendan Rodgers. His first match was a 0–0 away draw with Tottenham Hotspur on 17 October 2015.
On 28 October 2015, Klopp secured his first win against Bournemouth in the League Cup as Liverpool manager to proceed to the quarter-finals. His first Premier League win a 3–1 away victory came three days later when he won against Chelsea.
After three 1–1 draws in the opening matches of the UEFA Europa League, Liverpool defeated Rubin Kazan with 1–0 in Klopp’s first win in Europe as a Liverpool manager.
He missed a Premier League match to have an appendectomy after suffering a suspected appendicitis on 6 February 2016. Liverpool lost the 2016 League Cup Final on 28 February 2016 at Wembley Stadium against Manchester City 3–1 on penalties.
On 17 March 2016, Klopp’s Liverpool progressed to the quarter-final of the UEFA Europa League by defeating Manchester United 3–1 on aggregate. Liverpool fought back from a 3–1 second-half deficit in the second leg of their quarter-final match against his former club, Borussia Dortmund on 14 April 2016.
They won 4–3, advancing to the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League 5–4 on aggregate. On 5 May 2016, Klopp led Liverpool to a first European final since 2007 by beating Villarreal 3–1 on aggregate in the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League. In the final, Liverpool lost 1–3 to Sevilla with Daniel Sturridge scoring the opening goal for Liverpool in the first half.
On 8 July 2016, Klopp signed a six-year extension to his deal keeping him at Liverpool until 2022. Liverpool qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2014–15 after winning 3–0 at home against Middlesbrough on 21 May 2017 and ending fourth in the 2016–17 Premier League season.
Liverpool qualified for the 2018 UEFA Champions League Final on 2 May 2018, after a 7–6 aggregate win over Roma in the semi-final. However, they lost the final 3–1 to Real Madrid.
Jürgen Klopp Contract | Vertrag
On 8 July 2016, Klopp signed a six-year contract to extend his stay in Liverpool till 2022.
Jürgen Klopp Salary | Gehalt
Klopp earns £7 million a year.
Jürgen Klopp Facebook
Jürgen Klopp Twitter
Jürgen Klopp Assets | Vermögen
Klopp has an estimated net worth of £21 million.