Miroslav Klose

  • Date of birth : 09/06/1978
  • Position : Forward
  • Country : Germany Germany
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Miroslav Klose

The senior member of Joachim Löw's Nationalmannschaft, Miroslav Klose turns 34 on the day of Germany's opening UEFA EURO 2012 fixture against Portugal. A phenomenally consistent marksman for his country, he moved closer to Gerd Müller's national record of 68 international goals by scoring on every one of his six UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying appearances.

• Born in Opole, Poland, Klose made his first major impact at Bundesliga level with 1. FC Kaiserslautern before joining then German champions SV Werder Bremen in 2004.

• Left Bremen for FC Bayern München in 2007 and enjoyed a successful debut season, winning the domestic double − the first major honours of his career. Largely used from the bench, he registered six goals in all competitions as Bayern won the Bundesliga/German Cup double again in 2009/10.

• Germany's top scorer at the 2002 FIFA World Cup with five goals − all headers in the group phase, including a hat-trick against Saudi Arabia on his tournament debut.

• Went into the 2006 World Cup in Germany as the Bundesliga's leading marksman, having struck 25 times for Bremen, and scored another five goals to become the tournament's Golden Boot winner.

• Added two more at UEFA EURO 2008 as Germany reached the final and also scored a vital winner in Russia that sealed the Nationalmannschaft's place at the 2010 World Cup finals, where he once again excelled.

• Scored four goals, including two in a 4-0 win against Argentina, his 100th cap, at the 2010 World Cup; ended the tournament second on the all-time scorers' list, level with compatriot Gerd Müller and one behind Ronaldo (15).

• Prolific in UEFA EURO 2012 qualifying with nine goals in six appearances, he opted to experience club football outside of Germany with a move in June 2011 to S.S. Lazio, for whom he scored on his European and Serie A debuts.

UEFA honours
UEFA European Championship:
runner-up 2008
UEFA Champions League: runner-up 2010

Last updated: 08/12/13 7.16CET


Match log

The home team is listed first.Last updated: 14/07/2014 01:05 CET
15.08.2012Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany1-3ArgentinaArgentina6200
07.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0Faroe IslandsFaroe Islands7500
11.09.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundAustriaAustria1-2GermanyGermany7500
12.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundRepublic of IrelandRepublic of Ireland1-6GermanyGermany7210
16.10.2012FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany4-4SwedenSweden9020
02.06.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundUSAUSA4-3GermanyGermany8000
14.08.2013Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany3-3ParaguayParaguay5400
25.08.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-1UdineseUdinese8301
31.08.2013Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus4-1LazioLazio8210
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0AustriaAustria8210
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-3GermanyGermany7900
15.09.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-0ChievoChievo9000
22.09.2013Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-0LazioLazio9000
20.10.2013Italian Serie AAtalantaAtalanta2-1LazioLazio1100
27.10.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0CagliariCagliari4510
30.10.2013Italian Serie AMilanMilan1-1LazioLazio9000
03.11.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-2GenoaGenoa9000
10.11.2013Italian Serie AParmaParma1-1LazioLazio8400
15.12.2013Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0LivornoLivorno9020
22.12.2013Italian Serie AVeronaVerona4-1LazioLazio9000
06.01.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-0InternazionaleInternazionale9010
11.01.2014Italian Serie ABolognaBologna0-0LazioLazio9000
19.01.2014Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese2-3LazioLazio9000
25.01.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-1JuventusJuventus9000
02.02.2014Italian Serie AChievoChievo0-2LazioLazio9000
09.02.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-0RomaRoma9000
16.02.2014Italian Serie ACataniaCatania3-1LazioLazio9000
23.02.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2SassuoloSassuolo9010
05.03.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany1-0ChileChile4600
09.03.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-1AtalantaAtalanta8600
16.03.2014Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari0-2LazioLazio9001
30.03.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2ParmaParma9010
05.05.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-3VeronaVerona1700
10.05.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale4-1LazioLazio9000
18.05.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-0BolognaBologna9000
06.06.2014Friendlies 2014-16First roundGermanyGermany6-1ArmeniaArmenia2310
21.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-2GhanaGhana2110
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA0-1GermanyGermany4400
04.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsFranceFrance0-1GermanyGermany6900
08.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsBrazilBrazil1-7GermanyGermany5810
13.07.2014FIFA World CupFinalGermanyGermany1-0ArgentinaArgentina8800

UEFA Best Player in Europe Award

Team of the Year


General info

  • Name: Miroslav Klose
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1978 (35)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Lazio ( ITA)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • Currently playing:
    • UEFA Europa League 2013/14
    • FIFA World Cup 2012/14

  • UEFA competition debut:
  • Club: UEFA Cup (First round)
    11/09/00: Bohemians 1-3 Kaiserslautern
  • National team: UEFA European Football Championship (Qualifying round)
    07/09/02: Lithuania 0-2 Germany

Career statistics

National team record in UEFA competitions


Club record in UEFA competitions

UEFA Champions League
UEFA Europa League
Last updated: 14/07/2014 01:05 CET
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