The German Football Federation (German: Deutscher Fußball-Bund or DFB) is the governing body of association football in Germany. The founding member of both FIFA and UEFA organises the German football leagues, including the national league, the Bundesliga and the men's and women's national teams. The DFB is based in Frankfurt and is divided into five regional federations with 21 regional organizations.
Today, about 26,000 clubs are members, fielding 170,000 teams with over 2 million active players and totalling over 6 million members, the largest membership of any single sports federation in the world. DFB has 870,000 female members and 8600 female teams.
Klinsmann had a fruitful international career, seeing his first Germany duty in 1987 and ultimately collecting 108 caps, a tally second only to that of Lothar Matthäus. Klinsmann scored 47 goals for Germany in top-level international matches which is only second to Gerd Müller's record of 68 goals for the national team.
He went on to manage the German national team to a third-place finish in the 2006 World Cup. He resigned from the post shortly after, having had two years in charge, and became the coach of Bayern Munich in July 2008.