Klinsmann in 2017
|Full name||Jonathan Klinsmann|
|Date of birth||April 8, 1997|
|Place of birth||Munich, Germany|
|Height||1.92 m (6 ft 4 in)|
|2005–2007||FC Blades 96|
|2010–2011||Pateadores FC Irvine|
|2015–2016||California Golden Bears||22||(0)|
|2017–||Hertha BSC II||13||(0)|
|2014–2015||United States U18||9||(0)|
|2015–2017||United States U20||19||(0)|
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of September 18, 2018|
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of June 4, 2017
Jonathan Klinsmann (born April 8, 1997) is an American professional Association football player who plays as a goalkeeper for Bundesliga side Hertha BSC. He is the son of former German footballer Jürgen Klinsmann. He holds both German and American citizenship.
Jonathan Klinsmann was born in Munich, Germany on April 8, 1997 to Jürgen Klinsmann, German former footballer and manager, and American Debbie Chin. From 1998 to 2008, Jonathan lived with his parents in Newport Beach, California. He then moved back to Munich in 2008 until the end of 2009, while his father was manager of Bayern Munich. Klinsmann graduated in 2015 from Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California, and from 2015 to 2017 attended the University of California, Berkeley. He has both American and German citizenship. In addition to soccer, Klinsmann also played basketball in his time at the Mater Dei High School.
Jonathan spent most of his youth career as a striker at FC Blades 96 and the Irvine Lasers. Only with his move to the Bayern Munich youth academy did he transition to goalkeeper. Upon his return to California, he became part of the U.S. Soccer Development Academy, and henceforth played for Pateadores FC and then at Irvine Strikers FC. In parallel, he played from 2011 to 2014 for his high school team MDHS Varsity Soccer. In the 2014 season, he completed 33 games for the Strikers in the Development Academy and reached the finals of the National Championship. From 2015 to 2017, Klinsmann played for the California Golden Bears, where he made 22 appearances.
After having spent most of his school holidays between 2014 and 2017 with the youth teams of VfB Stuttgart, Klinsmann completed part of his preparation for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup at VfB Stuttgart II, West Ham United, and Everton. After initial interest from Eintracht Braunschweig, Jonathan completed a ten-day trial from July 3, 2017 with Hertha BSC. Even before the ten-day trial was over, Klinsmann signed professionally for Hertha BSC on July 11, 2017, with the contract lasting until June 30, 2019.
Klinsmann has been active for the youth teams of the United States since 2014. From 2014 to 2015, he was a member of the under-18 team. In 2017, Klinsmann was included in the squad for the under-20 national team at the 2017 CONCACAF U-20 Championship. He started in all the tournament matches, bar the unimportant last group fixture against Saint Kitts and Nevis. The United States were crowned under-20 champions of CONCACAF following a 5–3 win on penalties in the final against Honduras. Klinsmann was awarded the golden glove as the best goalkeeper of the tournament, and included in the team of the tournament. In addition, the United States qualified for the 2017 FIFA U-20 World Cup in South Korea, where Klinsmann started in all five matches. The United States were eliminated from the tournament following a 1–2 defeat after extra time in the quarter-finals against eventual losing finalists Venezuela.
- As of August 28, 2018
|Hertha BSC II||2017–18||Regionalliga Nordost||10||0||—||10||0|
Honors and achievements
- CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Golden Glove: 2017
- CONCACAF Under-20 Championship Best XI: 2017
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- Jonathan Klinsmann at WorldFootball.net