Team manager Jürgen Klopp (51) from the traditional English club FC Liverpool is the man of the year 2018 for the Germans, according to a survey commissioned by Playboy magazine.
The former coach of Borussia Dortmund and FSV Mainz 05 received the most votes (12.0 percent) out of 33 personalities from politics, sport, business and entertainment standing for election.
The singer Campino (9.0 percent) and Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier (9.0 percent) finished second and third respectively behind Klopp. Formula 3 European Champion Mick Schumacher (6.4 percent) finished fifth, four-time Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel (5.3 percent) seventh.
After the early World Cup elimination of the German national team, national coach Joachim Löw came 18th with only 2.4 percent of the votes.