Miroslav Klose

German association football player

Miroslav Klose (born June 9 1978 in Opole, Poland) is a Polish born German football player. From 1999 until 2004 he played for Kaiserslautern and from 2004 until 2007 for Werder Bremen. In 2007 changed to Bayern Munich. In 2011, he left Bayern Munich and joined the Italian team Lazio. On the Germany national team he has played in 137 matches since 2001 and scored 71 goals.

Miroslav Klose
Klose in 2016
Personal information
Full name Miroslav Josef Klose[1]
Birth name Mirosław Marian Klose
Date of birth (1978-06-09) 9 June 1978 (age 45)[2]
Place of birth Opole, Poland[3]
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 0 in)[3]
Position(s) Striker
Youth career
1987–1998 SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
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)
2011–2016 Lazio 139 (54)
Total 529 (212)
National team
2001–2014 Germany 137 (71)
Teams managed
2016–2018 Germany (assistant)
2018–2020 Bayern Munich U17
2020–2021 Bayern Munich (assistant)
2022–2023 Rheindorf Altach
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Klose is a great player known for his heading skills and he is currently the all-time top scorer of the Germany national football team with 71 goals. He is also the all-time leading goal scorer of the FIFA World Cup after beating Ronaldo's record in the semi-final against Brazil.

Club career statistics change

Club statistics League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal EuropeTotal
1998–99 Homburg Regionalliga 20 11 20 11
1999–00 Kaiserslautern Bundesliga 2 0 2 0
2000–01 29 9 2 0 12 2 43 11
2001–02 31 16 4 0 35 16
2002–03 32 9 4 4 36 13
2003–04 26 10 1 1 2 1 29 12
2004–05 Werder Bremen Bundesliga 32 15 4 0 8 2 44 17
2005–06 26 25 3 2 7 3 36 30
2006–07 31 13 1 0 13 2 45 15
2007–08 Bayern Munich Bundesliga 27 10 6 5 12 5 42 20
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
ItalyLeague Coppa Italia EuropeTotal
2011–12 Lazio Serie A 27 13 2 0 6 3 35 16
2012–13 29 15 2 0 5 1 36 16
2013–14 25 7 0 0 3 1 28 8
2014–15 34 13 6 3 40 16
2015–16 24 7 1 0 4 1 29 8
Country Germany 327 132 38 20 72 24 434 176
Country Italy 139 55 11 3 18 6 168 64
Total 466 187 49 23 90 30 602 240

International career statistics change

As of 8 July 2014.
 
Miroslav Klose playing for Werder Bremen.

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Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
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 3 1
2014 7 3
Total 137 71

References change

  1. "2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil: List of Players: Germany" (PDF). FIFA. 14 July 2014. p. 16. Archived from the original (PDF) on 3 February 2020.
  2. "Miroslav Klose". kicker Online (in German). Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Miroslav Klose". S.S. Lazio. Archived from the original on 18 December 2015. Retrieved 21 April 2022.
  4. Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Miroslav Klose". www.national-football-teams.com.
  5. "Miroslav Klose - Century of International Appearances". www.rsssf.com.