The Rise Of Jurgen Klopp - In Numbers

The Rise Of Jurgen Klopp - In Numbers
By Gavin Cooney
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In this evening's Europa League final, Jurgen Klopp has the chance to follow in the footsteps of Joe Fagan and Rafa Benitez to become only the third Liverpool manager to adorn his maiden season in charge with a European trophy.

Tonight's clash with Sevilla is the latest installment in the remarkable rise of Jurgen Klopp since beginning his managerial career with Mainz in 2001. Here are some of the statistics behind Klopp's stellar career:


Klopp's win ratio in percentage as a manager, spanning three clubs and fifteen years. Not bad, especially considering he took over Mainz in the relegation zone of Bundesliga 2, and kept them in Germany's top division for three seasons.


The average distance in miles Klopp's Dortmund covered per game during his time in charge. Klopp's style of play is dependent on his side working harder than the opposition.


The amount of time in months that it will take Klopp to deliver his first trophy as Liverpool manager if he wins tonight. No Liverpool manager has won a major trophy that early in his reign.


The number of games Klopp has taken charge of as Liverpool manager since his appointment in October. He achieved this in 217 days, 34 days fewer than his next closest predecessor, Joe Fagan. He has won 23 of these games, drawing 17 and losing 11.



Klopp won five trophies in charge of Borussia Dortmund: two German Super Cups and the German Cup along with back-to-back league titles.



Klopp was twice voted as German football manager of the year: following league triumphs in 2011 and 2012. He is the only manager to receive the award twice in a row.


The number of goals Jurgen Klopp scored as a player in his 337 appearances for Mainz. He began as a striker, but ultimately ended up playing at centre-half under Wolfgang Frank.


Jurgen Klopp has twice faced Liverpool as a manager, both in pre-season friendlies. His Mainz side hammered Liverpool 5-0 in 2006, while his Dortmund team lost 4-0 in an Anfield friendly in 2014.



Klopp's Dortmund set a then-Bundesliga record for a points haul in a 34 game season in 2011-12.


The number of goals Borussia Dortmund scored in seven league seasons under Jurgen Klopp, an average of 1.97 goals per game.

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