What happened to Miroslav Klose, Germany’s top scorer

The Qatar 2022 World Cup is closer than ever. Given this, one of the most remembered names in the history of the World Cups is, without a doubt, that of Miroslav Klose. The footballer born in Poland, but who represented the German national team for several years, earned a good place in the list of the most successful and acclaimed players in the king of sports.

Thousands of applause and positive comments were received by the German soccer player Miroslav Klose during his time at the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup, Germany 2006, South Africa 2010 and Brazil 2014. In all soccer competitions, Klose managed to be one of the most outstanding players. and managed to score several goals that moved millions of viewers.

Miroslav Klose showed great courage on the pitch and a talent for scoring on the rival goal, which is why he was considered one of the best strikers in the world. His skill was aerial play and he is also remembered for the pirouettes he performed when scoring a goal.

During his football career he played for teams like Bayern Münich, Lazio, Werder Bremen, Kaiserslautern, among others.

His last participation in a World Cup was in Brazil 2014, thus closing a cycle of many emotions, joys and goals that remained in the minds of his followers.

Miroslav Klose’s career

He started in professional football when he was 20 years old and one of his first teams was Homburg. From that moment he showed that he would continue to shine as the years passed. It was the year 2000 when he was hired by Kaiserslautern, due to his high level of football.

That was how his next step was to wear the colors of the German National Team, in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup.

Miroslav Klose during the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup (Photo: AFP)

Miroslav Klose at the World Cups

Miroslav Klose became well known internationally when he participated in the 2002 Korea-Japan World Cup with the German team. Despite the fact that the young Miroslav was participating in a World Cup for the first time, he had a great participation and became the tournament’s top scorer after scoring 5 goals.

Miroslav Klose’s scoring streak would continue in the World Cup in Germany (2006) where he scored the same number of goals during the tournament.

Miroslav Klose was also known for being one of the few players whose celebration included a pirouette in the air.

Miroslav Klose's celebration in the air after scoring a goal (Photo: AFP)
Miroslav Klose’s celebration in the air after scoring a goal (Photo: AFP)

Miroslav Klose and his retirement from football

After triumphing with the German National Team in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, Miroslav Klose decided to retire from football at the age of 38.

The German striker managed to lift a World Cup before his retirement from the courts, leaving great memories in the beautiful game.

How many World Cups did Miroslav Klose participate in?

Miroslav Klose participated in four consecutive world championships. These are:

  • Korea-Japan World Cup (2002)
  • World Cup in Germany (2006)
  • World Cup in South Africa (2010)
  • Brazil World Cup (2014)
Miroslav Klose retired from football after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (Photo: AFP)
Miroslav Klose retired from football after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil (Photo: AFP)

What happened to Miroslav Klose?

Due to his great experience in football, Miroslav Klose would become, in mid-2022, the new coach of SCR Altach, a team from the Austrian first division.

Currently, the team led by Miroslav Klose is ranked 10th in the standings, which has 12 teams.

Miroslav Klose personal file

Name: Miroslav Josef Klose

Date of Birth: June 9, 1978

Place of birth: Opole (Poland)

Age: 44 years

Nationality: German, Polish

Profession: soccer player, coach

Position: Forward

Height: 1.82m

Weight: 84kg

What teams has Miroslav Klose played for?

  • Kaiserslautern
  • Werder Bremen
  • Bayern Munich
  • Latium

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