John Klein

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John Klein
Personal information
Full name John D. Klein II
Date of birth (1965-04-10) April 10, 1965 (age 52)
Place of birth St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
1983–1984 Duke Blue Devils
1985–1986 Saint Louis Billikens
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987 F.C. Washington
1988 St. Louis Kutis
1989–1990 St. Louis Storm (indoor) 4 (0)
1990 Colorado Foxes
1990–1991 Kansas City Comets (indoor) 34 (4)
1991–1992 St. Louis Storm (indoor)
1992 Miami Freedom 6 (1)
1992–1996 St. Louis Ambush (indoor) 135 (49)
Teams managed
1995–1996 Columbia College (assistant)
2000– Columbia College
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

John Klein is a retired American soccer midfielder who played professionally in the American Professional Soccer League, Major Indoor Soccer League and National Professional Soccer League. He currently coaches the Columbia College men's soccer team.


Klein graduated from Saint Louis Priory School in 1983. In 1983, Klein began his collegiate career with the Duke Blue Devils. He then transferred to St. Louis University after the 1984 season where he finished his college career. He was inducted into the St. Louis Billikens Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.[1]

In 1987, Klein played for the independent F.C. Washington.[2] Klein also played for St. Louis Kutis. In October 1989, Klein signed with the St. Louis Storm of the Major Indoor Soccer League.[3] He played four games before being moved to the developmental squad in December. When Klein refused to move to the developmental squad, the Storm released him. In the summer of 1990, Klein played for the Colorado Foxes of the American Professional Soccer League.[4] That fall, he signed with the Kansas City Comets of MISL where he played the 1990–1991 indoor season. In October 1991, he returned to the Storm.[5] In the summer of 1992, he played for the Miami Freedom.[6] In 1992, he joined the St. Louis Ambush of the National Professional Soccer League.[7][8][9][10]

Klein is a member of the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame.[11]


On February 11, 2000, Columbia College hired Klein as head coach of the men's soccer team.


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