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Top Facts About Miroslav Klose, the World Cup Top Scorer

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Miroslav Josef Klose is a former German striker and Bundesliga’s top scorer who scored the most goals in the FIFA World Cup tournaments. The legendary Miroslav Klose earned lots of awards and titles during his career. Stay tuned and let’s get into the top facts about Miroslav Klose.

Miroslav Klose is currently a first-team assistant coach for Bundesliga club

Bayern Munich

. The German legend earned most of his titles and awards in the

German national team

and his record never been overtaking by anyone else. The list of awards and achievements of this remarkable footballer is long and in this article, we will know all about his rewards and records and

Miroslav Klose net worth

as well.

Miroslav Klose is also the all-time top scorer for Germany and the German national team never lost a tournament in which Klose scored a goal. His performance and skills are beyond compare. In this article, we will start from Miroslav Klose childhood and make our way through his career and rewards and let’s not forget

Miroslav Klose personal life

.

Top Facts About Miroslav Klose You Might Not Know

Miroslav Klose doesn’t need to be introduced, His great achievements speak for themselves. Here’s a peek at the German legend titles. Klose is a retired German star who is name you will never forget. Over the years he managed to make his way to the top of the best scorer’s list. But there is a story behind every legend too which we will make sure you get all the details of this remarkable football player's story.

Miroslav Klose Childhood and Early Life

As for

Miroslav Klose childhood

, Klose was born in the Silesian city of Opole, Poland which is located on the southern side of Poland on the Oder river. Miroslav Klose parents are Josef Klose and Barbara Jeż. They are both professional athletes. His father was a professional footballer and played for Odra Opole but in 1978. He left Poland and went to play for the French club Auxerre. His mother was a member of the Poland women's national handball team which represents Poland in the international tournaments.

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In 1986

Miroslav Klose parents

decided to send him to Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate to live with his father there. At the time Miroslav was eight years old and knew only 2 words of German. Soon he joined the local club SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf, which at the time was located in the West-German seventh division and trained for football. His passion grew for football and worked on his weaknesses trying to perform better. In the meantime, he also worked as an apprentice carpenter. These were the top facts about Miroslav Klose early life and childhood.

Miroslav Klose Transfer Market Stats and Club Career

As we mentioned before Miroslav Klose earned recognition mostly for his appearances on the national team. But he started his career in the football clubs which his performance was very good too. In 1998 at the age of 20, he started his career with a switch to the reserves at former Bundesliga outfit FC Homburg. Then he switched to

1. FC Kaiserslautern

and in April 2000 he made his first appearance in the

Bundesliga

. In the 2001-02 season, he scored 16 goals. More

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Club Career coming up!

Miroslav Klose Transfer Market Stats shows that in March 2004 he signed a four-year contract with Werder Bremen for $6.2 million. He first played on 6 August 2004 as a substitute for Paraguayan striker Nelson Valdez against Schalke which ended up in victory. Based on Miroslav Klose stats on 29 August 2004, the German star scored his first goal but at the end of the game, Werder Bremen was defeated 2-1 against VfL Wolfsburg. On 7 June 2007 Klose declared that he will switch to Bayern Munich either before the termination of his contract or upon the termination of the contract at the end of the 2007-08 season.

Based on

Miroslav Klose Transfer Market Stats

in 2007, Bayern Munich club president Karl-Heinz Rummaging declared that they had reached an agreement with

Werder Bremen

to transfer Klose to their team. The milestone of Klose club career started from the end of his first season in this team when they won the Bundesliga and the

DFB-Pokal

in 2007–08. In 2010 by scoring a goal in the 81st minute, he picked up the 2010 DFL-Supercup, and at the end of the 2010–11 season he left the club. In his last season and in 20 tournaments he scored one Bundesliga goal.

In 2011 Klose signed a contract with the Italian Serie A club Lazio for 3 years. Based on

Miroslav Klose stats

he scored his first goal in the 2012–13 UEFA Europa League and contributed in four other goals. On 9 September 2011, in a draw against Milan and on his Serie A debut he scored his first goal. Although it was a few months that he joined Lazio, the team coach Edoardo Reja stated that Klose is a very important player for the team. More seasons past and Klose made an amazing performance and scored lots of goals.

In 2013 he scored a total of 5 goals in a match against Bologna. It was the first time from 1984-85 season that a player scored five goals in a Serie A game. Miroslav Klose stats shows that during his time at Lazio in the period of 2011-2016, he scored 64 goals and equaled the record of Goran Pandev as Lazio highest non-Italian goal scorer in history and named the club's 7th most prolific goal scorer of all time. Of course, these were only during his time in Lazio club and we haven’t yet mentioned the goals he scored in the world cup. No wonder he’s called a legend.

 

The German Legend in The World Cup

Klose got the attention of the football community with his style of play and the number of goals he scored in his first Bundesliga season at 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In January 2001, the head coach of the Poland national team, Jerzy Engel went to Germany to talk to Klose so he would get on board with Poland. But Klose refused and stated, "I have a German passport, and if things are still running this way, I have a chance to play for Rudi Völler." Klose hoped he could join the German national team and score goals for them.

On 9 June 2008, in an interview given to Przegląd Sportowy, Klose declared that this decision wasn’t an easy one to make and if the Poland officials were faster in their actions the result would be different and Klose would have played for Poland. He also stated that he has no regrets regarding the decision he made, as with Germany he has won medals in the World Cup tournaments. More

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in the world cup coming up!

Klose made lots of appearances including the 2014 FIFA

World Cup

which ended up in victory. He has finished second in 2002 and third in 2006 and 2010 in the competition, a runner-up in

UEFA Euro

2008 and joint-third place in UEFA Euro 2012. Klose is the men's top goal scorer of the FIFA World Cup with 16 goals. He scored 5 goals in his debut World Cup in 2002. He also won the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup in Germany by scoring 5 other goals. In the 2010 World Cup, he scored 4 goals and 2 other goals in the 2014 World Cup.

Klose in his fourth World Cup equaled Ronaldo’s record with 15 goals in a 2-2 draw against Ghana. This was his first goal in the World Cup semi-final and also one of the most important goals because it got Germany 2-0 ahead. With his 16th goal during their semi-final against Brazil on Tuesday, he overtook the record of Brazil striker Ronaldo with his 16th goal.

Klose became the all-time top scorer in the world. He also one of the few footballers who won gold silver and bronze medals in the World Cup. On 11 August 2014 after Germany won the 2014 World Cup, Klose got retired. Klose stated, "Lifting the Trophy in Brazil was the fulfillment of a childhood dream for me. I cannot think of a better time to bring the international chapter of my career to a close." After winning 137 games and scoring 71 goals for Germany Klose hung his boots for good and said his goodbyes to the team.

 

The Controversy About Klose Overtaking Ronaldo's Record

Based on the

top facts about Miroslav Klose

there were lots of rumors about a dispute between Klose and Ronaldo when he managed to overtake his record. But Klose denied all these rumors and stated, "Ronaldo was an outstanding player. I play in Italy and everyone I've ever talked to there says that he was the best player that ever played in Italy. For me, he was the most complete player ever.

He added, obviously, it must be bitter for him that he was in the stadium when I overtook him in the match against Brazil. Before he sent a message out "Klose – welcome in the club of 15". I can now send out this message: 'Miroslav Klose in the club of 16 and everyone's welcome to join."

Ronaldo also denied all these rumors and stated, "First of all, congratulations to Miroslav Klose! He deserves all the credit for having it for having scored 16 World Cup goals. When he had equaled my record against Ghana, I had congratulated him through Twitter. I really don't have a problem with someone breaking my record."

Jose Mourinho the manager and head coach of Premier League club

Tottenham Hotspur

who is considered one of the greatest managers of all time admired the German top scorer for his amazing performance and gave his opinion about the issue, he stated, "Hats off to Klose. I highly respect the numbers he has achieved, but the truth is that a player who I consider the best after

Maradona

lost a record. I believe that Ronaldo was the best player of the last two decades."

Miroslav Klose Becoming a Coach

Miroslav Klose age

is 43 and nowadays he’s pursuing his career as a coach. Let’s get into the top facts about Miroslav Klose being a coach. On 1 November 2016 Klose was elected to be a member of the coaching staff in the German national team. Klose stated, "I celebrated my greatest successes with the national team and it was a wonderful and unforgettable time. That's why I'm delighted to return to the DFB. In the past few months, I have thought a lot about continuing my playing career, but also about pursuing other avenues, namely becoming a coach."

On 11 May 2018, Bayern Munich elected Klose as their coach for the U-17 team. Klose signed a contract for 2 years and on 7 May 2020 he extended the contract until the end of June 2020 and he became the first-team assistant manager under Hans-Dieter Flick. Miroslav Klose age is 43 and with all the experience and skill he has in interpreting the game there is no doubt he is an amazing coach. More top facts about Miroslav Klose coming up!

Miroslav Klose Wife and Children 

Now let’s get into the details of Miroslav Klose personal life.

Miroslav Klose wife

is Sylwia Klose. The couple met in the FC Kaiserslautern club shop in 2003 and got married in 2004. Miroslav Klose children are twin sons named Luan and Noah. In a 2007 interview with Der Spiegel he declared that he and his wife Sylwia speak polish to the boys and in the meantime, they learn the German language at school. Miroslav Klose children are both 15 years old.

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Miroslav Klose wife and kids are roman Catholics like him. Miroslav Klose personal life shows that his father Josef Klose was an immigrant whose family had remained behind when Silesia was conceded to Poland after World War II and decided to bring his family to West Germany. Klose gave up Polish citizenship when he was 18 years old and decided to keep his German passport. Therefore,

Miroslav Klose children

have German nationality as well.

Miroslav Klose Salary and Net Worth

Now let’s get into

Miroslav Klose salary

and earnings. The top goal scorer had served in various clubs over the years. Miroslav Klose age is 43 and he managed to make 25 million dollars by serving Bayern Munich, Lazio and German National Football Team. He is currently a first-team assistant manager at Bayern Munich. Miroslav Klose Salary is $5 Million in 2020. As for Miroslav Klose net worth we have to say that in 2020 it worth $35 million. The retired striker drives a Skoda and currently lives in Rome, Italy with his wife and kids. These were information in hand about Miroslav Klose net worth and salary.

Miroslav Klose Manners and Style of Play

The skills of the top goal scorer are well known. His ability in the air as a center-forward due to his strength, good timing, and precision made him a prolific goal scorer. He is 1.84 m tall and due to his great physic, speed, and movement in the field earned the name he has today. Miroslav Klose has great tactics and with intelligence he is capable of interpreting the game. In addition to all these great features and qualities, he is known for his dedication and well manners too.

Not only the German star scored goals for himself but he also helped his teammates to score and provided opportunities for them as well. Based on the top facts about Miroslav Klose career, on 30 April 2005 when he was playing for Werder Bremen in a match against

Arminia Bielefeld

he refused to accept the penalty against the opponent because he believed the decision wasn’t right. After the game, he was given a fair play award. He stated, "It's a big honor for me to receive this award, but I am also a bit irritated. For me, it was something you should always do. I would do it again – always."

By the end of September 2012, while he played for Lazio, the top goal scorer scored a goal using his hand in a game against Napoli. Klose with complete honesty admitted to the referee that the ball touched his hand. The referee didn’t accept the goal and shook Klose's hand without giving him a yellow card. Later that year he was awarded another fair play award by the German football association.

He stated, "The referee asked me if I had touched the ball with my hand and it was not a problem for me to answer 'yes'. There are many youngsters who watch football on TV and we are role models for them." In 2016, at the University of Rome Tor Vergata, he was awarded the Sport Ethics Award for being honest and he stated regarding what happened with Napoli, "

Napoli

? For me it was easy, it's my character. We need to set an example, ... If I can even help out the referees, I will do so willingly."

Miroslav Klose Social Media Accounts

Now it’s time to get into the details of  

Miroslav Klose social media accounts

. Looks like there is an Instagram account signed up by the username of 

@miroslav_klose

. This account posted 121 posts and has 120k followers and follows 5 people including Lukas Podolski who’s also a German footballer and a close friend of Klose. There are pictures of Klose with his family and kids and also of the tournaments, Klose appeared. As you know the blue checkmark which appears next to the account username is to identify the account as the official profile. It appears that this account belongs to Miroslav Klose but there is no sign of the blue checkmark. So we cannot verify that it is Miroslav Klose.

As for other Miroslav Klose social media accounts, there is an account on Twitter that is signed up by the username of

@miroslavklose__

. On this platform,15k follow Klose and he follows 12 people. This account also doesn’t have the blue checkmark which we cannot verify its Miroslav Klose himself. on Facebook, there are no accounts signed up by the name of Miroslav Klose. 

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