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: 16/07/2015 11:01 CET
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
06.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundGermanyGermany3-0AustriaAustria8210
10.09.2013FIFA World CupQualifying roundFaroe IslandsFaroe Islands0-3GermanyGermany7900
21.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageGermanyGermany2-2GhanaGhana2110
26.06.2014FIFA World CupFinal tournament - Group stageUSAUSA0-1GermanyGermany4500
04.07.2014FIFA World CupQuarter-finalsFranceFrance0-1GermanyGermany6900
08.07.2014FIFA World CupSemi-finalsBrazilBrazil1-7GermanyGermany5810
13.07.2014FIFA World CupFinalGermanyGermany1-0ArgentinaArgentina8800
24.08.2014Italian CupThird roundLazioLazio7-0Bassano Virtus 55Bassano Virtus 551910
31.08.2014Italian Serie AMilanMilan3-1LazioLazio5900
14.09.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-0CesenaCesena3001
25.09.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-1UdineseUdinese9000
05.10.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-2SassuoloSassuolo500
19.10.2014Italian Serie AFiorentinaFiorentina0-2LazioLazio100
26.10.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-1TorinoTorino4510
30.10.2014Italian Serie AVeronaVerona1-1LazioLazio300
03.11.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-2CagliariCagliari6221
09.11.2014Italian Serie AEmpoliEmpoli2-1LazioLazio3200
22.11.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-3JuventusJuventus5700
29.11.2014Italian Serie AChievoChievo0-0LazioLazio700
07.12.2014Italian Serie AParmaParma1-2LazioLazio1300
13.12.2014Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-0AtalantaAtalanta1400
21.12.2014Italian Serie AInternazionaleInternazionale2-2LazioLazio5601
11.01.2015Italian Serie ARomaRoma2-2LazioLazio2400
14.01.2015Italian CupRound of 16TorinoTorino1-3LazioLazio9010
18.01.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-1NapoliNapoli4500
24.01.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio3-1MilanMilan7411
27.01.2015Italian CupQuarter-finalsMilanMilan0-1LazioLazio9000
01.02.2015Italian Serie ACesenaCesena2-1LazioLazio9010
09.02.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio0-1GenoaGenoa9000
15.02.2015Italian Serie AUdineseUdinese0-1LazioLazio7500
22.02.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-1PalermoPalermo7400
01.03.2015Italian Serie ASassuoloSassuolo0-3LazioLazio2411
04.03.2015Italian CupSemi-finalsLazioLazio1-1NapoliNapoli8210
09.03.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-0FiorentinaFiorentina9020
16.03.2015Italian Serie ATorinoTorino0-2LazioLazio9001
22.03.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio2-0VeronaVerona7900
04.04.2015Italian Serie ACagliariCagliari1-3LazioLazio8110
08.04.2015Italian CupSemi-finalsNapoliNapoli0-1LazioLazio9000
12.04.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-0EmpoliEmpoli6010
18.04.2015Italian Serie AJuventusJuventus2-0LazioLazio9000
26.04.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-1ChievoChievo6010
29.04.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio4-0ParmaParma7910
10.05.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-2InternazionaleInternazionale6300
16.05.2015Italian Serie ASampdoriaSampdoria0-1LazioLazio7000
20.05.2015Italian CupFinalJuventusJuventus2-1LazioLazio8300
25.05.2015Italian Serie ALazioLazio1-2RomaRoma9001
31.05.2015Italian Serie ANapoliNapoli2-4LazioLazio1210

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General info

  • Name: Miroslav Klose
  • Position: Forward
  • Date of birth (Age): 09/06/1978 (37)
  • Country: Germany
  • Squad number: 11
  • Club: Lazio ( ITA)

  • Height: 182cm
  • Weight: 81kg

  • 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: 19/08/2014 15:59 CET
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