Miroslav Josef Klose is a German footballer who last played as a striker for Serie A club Lazio. Klose is best known for his performance with the German national group. He was a part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup winning German squad, having beforehand completed second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in the opposition and as runner-up in Euro 2008. he is the owner of the the untouched driving scorer record in the World Cup history with his sixteenth goal coming in the 2014 semi-finals against Brazil.
Klose was born in the Silesian city of Opole, Poland. Both of his parents were professional athletes. His father, Josef Klose, was a professional footballer who played for Odra Opole, before leaving communist Poland in 1978 to play for French team AJ Auxerre. His mother, Barbara Jeż, was a member of the Poland women’s national handball team.
Klose is additionally the top scorer ever for Germany, who never lost a diversion in which Klose scored. He resigned from Germany’s national team on 11 August 2014 not long after Germany’s triumph at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.