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Miroslav Klose
FIFA WC-qualification 2014 - Austria vs. Germany 2012-09-11 - Miroslav Klose 01.JPG
Klose in 2012
Personal information
Full name Miroslav Josef Klose[1]
Date o birth 9 Juin 1978 (1978-06-09) (age 36)[2]
Place o birth Opole, Poland
Hicht 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Playin position Striker
Club information
Current club Lazio
Number 11
Youth career
1987–1997 SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1997–1998 SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf
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)
2004–2007 Werder Bremen 89 (53)
2007–2011 Bayern Munich 98 (24)
2011– Lazio 66 (32)
Naitional team
2001–2014 Germany 130 (68)
* Senior club appearances an goals coontit for the domestic league anerlie an correct as o 15:51, 15 December 2013 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ Naitional team caps ad goals correct as o 19:20, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Miroslav Josef Klose (German pronunciation: [ˈmɪʁoslaf ˈkloːzə] ( listen), Polish: [miˈrɔswaf ˈklɔzɛ]; born 9 Juin 1978)[4] is a German professional fitbawer who plays as a striker for Lazio in the Serie A.

Klose is currently Germany's aw-time top scorer wi 71 goals. He wan the Golden Boot at the 2006 Warld Cup in Germany bi scoring five goals,[5] an Klose scored five goals in his debut Warld Cup in 2002 an aw. He scored fower times in the 2010 Warld Cup, an haes scored twice at the 2014 Warld Cup, includin ane in the 7–1 semi-feenal victory against Brazil which put him aheid o Ronaldo tae become the oweraw top scorer in the FIFA Warld Cup's history wi 16 goals.[6] By scoring in the 2014 tournament, Klose equalled his compatriot Uwe Seeler and Brazilian Pelé's achievements in being the only players to have scored in four different World Cups.[7] He is ane o anerly three players n aw, alang wi Peruvian Teófilo Cubillas an German colleague Thomas Müller, tae hae scored at least five goals in twa different Warld Cups, as well as the anerly player tae hae scored at least fower in three different tournaments.[8] The German national team haes niver lost a gemme in which Klose haes scored.[9]

Background an personal life[eedit | eedit soorce]

Klose wis born in the Silesie ceety o Opole, Poland. Baith o his parents were profeesional athletes.[10] His faither, Josef Klose, wis a professional fitbawer who played in Poland for Odra Opole, afore leavin communist Poland in 1978 tae play for French team AJ Auxerre.[11] His mither, Barbara Jeż, was a member o the en:Poland women's national handball team. As an ethnic German an German naitional, Josef Klose wis a Aussiedler whose faimily haed remained ahint when Silesie wis awairdit tae Poland efter Warld War II, an decidit tae bring his faimily tae Germany.[12] In 1986, then aicht-year-auld Miroslav jyned his faither in Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate an ken anerly twa wirds o German.[13]

Klose an his wife Sylwia hae twin sons, Luan an Noah.[14][15] In a 2007 interview wi Der Spiegel he statit that he an his wife speak Pols tae their childer at hame, while the childer learn German in schuil.[16]

Klose is a practicin Catholic an visitit Pape Benedict XVI in Mairch 2012.[17]

Career statistics[eedit | eedit soorce]

Club[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 10 May 2014.[18]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1. FC Kaiserslautern 1999–2000 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2000–01 29 9 4 0 12 2 45 11
2001–02 31 16 4 0 - - 35 16
2002–03 32 9 4 4 0 0 36 13
2003–04 26 10 1 1 2 1 29 12
Total 120 44 13 5 14 3 147 52
Werder Bremen 2004–05 32 15 5 0 8 2 45 17
2005–06 26 25 5 2 9 4 40 31
2006–07 31 13 3 0 13 2 47 15
Total 89 53 13 2 30 8 132 63
Bayern Munich 2007–08 27 10 8 6 12 5 47 21
2008–09 26 10 4 3 8 7 38 20
2009–10 25 3 5 2 8 1 38 6
2010–11 20 1 4 3 2 1 26 5
Total 98 24 21 14 30 14 149 52
Lazio 2011–12 27 13 2 0 6 3 35 16
2012–13 29 15 2 0 5 1 36 16
2013–14 24 7 1 0 3 1 28 8
Total 80 35 5 0 14 5 99 40
Career totals 384 155 52 21 88 30 524 206

* Includes DFB-Ligapokal an DFL-Supercup.

Naitional[eedit | eedit soorce]

As o 8 Julie 2014
Germany naitional team[19]
Year Apps Goals
2001 7 2
2002 17 12
2003 10 1
2004 11 5
2005 5 0
2006 17 13
2007 5 3
2008 15 8
2009 6 4
2010 12 10
2011 8 5
2012 13 4
2013 4 1
2014 6 3
Total 136 71

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "List of Players" (PDF). FIFA. Retrieved 8 November 2010. 
  2. "Miroslav Klose". Soccerway. Global Sports Media. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. "Miroslav Klose". FC Bayern Munich. Retrieved 4 April 2011. [deid airtin]
  4. "Nie damy uciec talentom za Odrę!". www.tvn24.pl (in Polish). 25 June 2008. Retrieved 18 June 2010. 
  5. "adidas Golden Boot". FIFA. Retrieved 9 July 2014. 
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  7. "Klose equals record as Germany and Ghana draw epic". Yahoo!Sport. 21 June 2014. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  8. "Like fine wine, Miroslav Klose is only getting better with age". Goal.com. 15 November 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
  9. "Germany never lose when he scores a goal: Why Miroslav Klose will start instead of Mario Gomez". Goal.com. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 16 December 2012. 
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  11. "HISTORIA OKS "Odra" Opole" (in Polish). Opolski Klub Sportowy. Retrieved 15 December 2012. 
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  17. "German soccer striker Klose visits Benedict XVI". catholicherald.co.uk. 8 March 2012. Retrieved 9 December 2012. 
  18. "Miroslav Klose – Player Profile". ESPN Football News. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  19. "Spielerinfo Klose Einsätze" (in German). DFB. Retrieved 31 January 2014.