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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 nameMiroslav Josef Klose
Date of birth9 June 1978 (1978-06-09) (age 41)
Place of birthOpole, Poland
Height1.84 m (6 ft +12 in)[1]
Playing positionStriker
Club information
Current clubLazio
Number11
Youth career
1987–1997SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1997–1998SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf
1998–1999FC 08 Homburg II15(10)
1998–1999FC 08 Homburg18(1)
1999–20011. FC Kaiserslautern II50(26)
1999–20041. FC Kaiserslautern120(44)
2004–2007Werder Bremen89(53)
2007–2011Bayern Munich98(24)
2011–Lazio80(35)
Total470(193)
National team
2001–2014Germany[2]137(71)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

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.

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

Club performance 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 25 10 6 5 11 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 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 3
Country Germany 325 132 38 20 71 24 434 176
Country Italy 3 2 0 0 1 1 4 3
Total 329 135 38 20 72 25 439 180

International career statistics

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