Miroslav Josef Klose (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪʁoslaf ˈkloːzə] born 9 June 1978) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for Lazio in the Italian Serie A.
Klose is currently Germany’s all-time top scorer with 71 goals. He won the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, and Klose also scored five goals in his debut World Cup in 2002. He scored four times in the 2010 World Cup, and has scored two times thus far in the 2014 World Cup, putting him ahead of Ronaldo to become the overall top scorer in the FIFA World Cup with 16 goals.
Klose equalled his compatriot Uwe Seeler’s and Brazilian Pelé’s achievements in being the only players to have scored in four different World Cups. He is also one of only three players, along with Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas and German colleague Thomas Müller, to have scored at least five goals in two different World Cups, as well as the only player to have scored at least four in three different tournaments. The German national team has never lost a game in which Klose has scored.
|Full name||Miroslav Josef Klose|
|Date of birth||9 June 1978|
|Place of birth||Opole, Poland|
|Height||1.84 m (6 ft 1⁄2 in)|
|1998–1999||FC 08 Homburg II||15||(10)|
|1998–1999||FC 08 Homburg||18||(1)|
|1999–2001||1. FC Kaiserslautern II||50||(26)|
|1999–2004||1. FC Kaiserslautern||120||(44)|