Quick Facts Of Miroslav Klose
Celebrated Name Miroslav Klose Age 41 Years Nick Name Salto-Klose Birth Name Miroslav Josef Klose Birth Date 1978-06-09 Gender Male Profession Retired Footballer Place Of Birth Opole, Opolskie, Poland Father Josef Klose Mother Barbara Jez Horoscope Gemini Nationality German Marital Status Married Sexual Orientation Straight Spouse Sylwia Klose Married Date 2004 Chin Type Luan Klose and Noah Klose Height 1.82 m (6 feet ) Weight 82.55 kg (182 lbs) Body Build/Type Athletic Eye Color Dark Brown Hair Color Dark Brown Net Worth $35 million (estimated) Current Team Bayern Munich (Youth coach) Position Striker
Miroslav Josef Klose, professionally known as Miroslav Klose is a German retired football player. He is currently the coach of the U17 youth team at Bayern Munich. He was a prolific goalscorer for his club and country during his playing career. He started his football career as a striker from FC 08 Homburg and later played for 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen, Bayern Munich, and Lazio. For clubs, he scored 231 goals in 599 appearances in all competition during his playing career. He is an all-time top goalscorer for Germany with 71 goals. He led his country to win the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Shortly after winning FIFA World Cup, he retired from international football on 11 August 2014.
what is Miroslav Klose Famous For?
- One of the few players ever to have won gold, silver, and bronze medals in the World Cup.
- 2014 FIFA World Cup winner.
- All-time top goalscorer in FIFA World Cup with 16 goals.
- 2006 World Cup Golden Boot.
- The third player to score in four different World Cups.
Where was Miroslav Klose Born?
Miroslav Klose was born on 9 June 1978. His birth name is Miroslav Josef Klose. His birth place is in Opole in Poland. He was born to a father, Josef Klose, and a mother, Barbara Jez. His zodiac sign is Gemini. His father was an ethnic German and German national. Josef returned to Germany after World War II.
He started playing football from the local village club, SG Blaubach-Diedelkopf.
He started his senior career from FC 08 Homburg in 1998.
He moved to 1. FC Kaiserslautern second team in 1999.
He made his Bundesliga debut in April 2000.
He played for the club until the end of the 2003-04 season.
He scored 52 goals in 147 appearances in all competitions for the club.
He signed a four-year contract worth 5 million Euro with Werder Bremen in March 2004.
He made his league debut for Bremen against Schalke 04 in August 2004.
He scored his for goal for Bremen against VfL Wolfsburg in the same month.
He spent 3 seasons at the club and scored 63 goals in 132 appearances in all competitions.
He signed a four-year contract with Bayern Munich in June 2007.
He spent 4 seasons at the club and scored 53 goals in 149 appearances in all competition.
He won major club trophies while at the club.
His contract at the club was about to expire in 2011. The club and Klose did not reach an agreement for his contract renewal.
Bundesliga: 2007–08, 2009–10
DFB-Pokal: 2007–08, 2009–10
He signed a three-year contract with the Italian club Lazio in June 2011.
He made his Serie A debut against Milan in September 2011.
He scored his Serie A debut goal in the same match. His goal was the first goal of the season in Serie A.
Klose accidentally scored a goal with his hand, unseen by the referee, against Napoli on 26 September. Klose showed great sportsmanship by informing the referee and asked to discount the goal. The referee then reversed and discounted the goal.
He scored five goals against Bologna in May 2013. It was the first time since the 1984-85 season that a player scored five goals in the same game in Serie A.
He played his final game for Lazio on 15 May on the final matchday of the 2015-16 Serie A season. He scored his final goal for Lazio from a penalty in the same game.
He scored 64 goals in 170 appearances in all competitions for Lazio.
He became the club’s joint non-Italian goalscorer of all-time (along with Goran Pandev).
He also ended the club’s seventh-highest all-time goalscorer.
Coppa Italia: 2012–13
Then-head coach of Poland national team persuaded Klose in 2001 to choose to represent Poland. Klose rejected the request. He chose to represent Germany.
He made his international debut in a 2002 FIFA World Cup qualifier against Albania in March 2001.
He came on in as a substitute in the 73rd minute and scored his first international goal in the same match.
He represented Germany at the 2002 FIFA World Cup, where he was the joint second-highest goalscorer alongside Rivaldo with 5 goals. He also helped the country to runners-up finish. Germany lost 2-0 to Brazil.
Germany was eliminated from the group stage at Euro 2004.
He finished the 2006 FIFA World Cup as the tournament’s top goalscorer with 5 goals. Germany won finished the tournament in the third place.
Germany finished as runners-up at the 2008 Euro Cup, where Klose scored only 2 goals. Germany lost to Spain 1-0.
Germany finished the 2010 FIFA World Cup in the third place, where Klose scored joint second-top scorer with 4 goals. He finally won the World Cup in 2014 when Germany defeated Argentina 1-0.
He also surpassed Brazilian Ronaldo to become FIFA World Cup all-time goalscorer with 16 goals.
A month after winning the World Cup, he retired from international football.
FIFA World Cup: 2014, Runners-up: 2002.
UEFA European Championship: Runners-up: 2008.
FIFA World Cup All-Star Team: 2002, 2006
FIFA World Cup Silver Shoe: 2002
FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe: 2006
German Footballer of the Year: 2006
Bundesliga top goalscorer: 2005–06 (25 goals)
Bundesliga top assist provider: 2005–06, 2006–07
kicker Bundesliga Team of the Season: 2004–05, 2005–06
DFB-Pokal top goalscorer: 2007–08
FIFA World Cup men’s all-time record goalscorer (16).
Germany national team all-time record goalscorer (71).
The only player to have had four or more (consecutive) World Cup medals.
Only men’s player to have appeared in four or more (consecutive) semi-finals in World Cups.
Scored at least five goals in two World Cups, a record shared only with Teófilo Cubillas and Thomas Müller.
Record for scoring most goals from headers in a single edition of the men’s World Cup.
One of eight players in Serie A history to score five goals in one match.
He was hired to become part of the coaching staff of the German national team in November 2016.
Bayern Munich signed a two-year contract with Klose as their coach for the U17 team in May 2018.
Who is Miroslav Klose Married to?
Miroslav Klose is a married man. He is married to Sylwia Klose. They got married in 2004. The couple has twin sons, Luan, and Noah.
How tall is Miroslav Klose?
Miroslav Klose stands at a height of 1.82 m i.e. 6 feet tall. He has a body weight of 182 lbs i.e. 182 kg. He has an athletic body build. He has dark brown eyes and his hair color is also dark brown.
What is Miroslav Klose net worth?
Miroslav Klose is a retired professional football player. He earned from his football career until his retirement from professional football in 2016. He is currently signed to Bayern Munich as their U17 coach. His net worth is estimated at $35 million.
Did You Know?
- His father was a professional footballer, whereas his mother was a professional handball player.
- He was also trained as an apprentice to become a carpenter while training football.
- He has not held Polish citizenship since age 18.
- He is Roman Catholic.
- Germany never lost a game when Klose scored.
- He is also known for his fair play and honesty.
- He refused to accept a penalty given against Arminia Bielefeld, while playing for Werder Bremen in April 2005. He felt the decision was incorrect. He later received a fair play award.
- He once accidentally scored a goal with his hand in September 2012. He showed sportsmanship by informing and asking the referee to discount the goal. the goal was discounted. He was given the Sport Ethics Award for his honesty at the University of Rome Tor Vergata in 2016.
- He became the first player ever to score five header goals in a World Cup.
- His popular trademark front-flip goal celebration.
- His trademark goal celebration earned him the nickname “Salto-Klose”.
- The first player to appear in four consecutive World Cup semi-finals.