Miroslav Klose claims the years he spent playing under new Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal were the hardest of his career.
The 36-year-old - Germany's all-time leading goalscorer with 71 goals - left Bayern Munich in 2011 after struggling to satisfy the Dutchman.
He played 60 games while Van Gaal was in charge of Bayern, but scored only 12 goals.
"It was a tough...
FRANKFURT, Germany — Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany’s national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time.
The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament’s history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo. It was Klose’s fourth World Cup tournament.
Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international soccer less than one month after winning the World Cup with Germany in Brazil and becoming the all-time leading goalscorer in World Cup history.
The 36-year-old enjoyed a largely successful international career spanning for over 13 years where he scored 71 goals in 137 appearances for the nation.
The attacker, who broke...
Miroslav Klose Considering Retirement From International Football - originally posted on Soccerlens.com
The 2014 FIFA World Cup has unfortunately drawn to a close and Germany have been crowned champions.
Looking back at Die Mannschaft’s run at glory, the Germans set a couple of records. The most prominent coming in Miroslav Klose passing Ronaldo of Brazil for most goals scored...
German forward, Miroslav Klose scored the 16th goal of his World Cup career against Brazil on Tuesday, giving him the all-time lead in the history of the tournament. He was previously tied with Brazilian legend, Ronaldo at fifteen.
GOOOOAALLLL!!! Klose scores to make it 2-0 to #GER and in the process becomes the top scorer in World Cup history! (16 goals, Ronaldo on 15)
— ITV Football...
Germany’s complete domination of Brazil in the 2014 FIFA World Cup semifinal resulted in the biggest margin of victory in that round of the tournament.
But that wasn’t the only record to break Tuesday.
Lost among the shock of Germany’s 7-1 rout of the host country was Miroslav Klose’s record-breaking goal.
The German striker scored his 16th World Cup goal, making him the...
0 is the number of games lost by Germany in which Miroslav Klose has scored.
1st: Germany were the first team to score seven goals in a World Cup semifinal.
5 is the number of saves made by a hapless Julio Cesar.
The 10th German shot was their first effort to go off-target as Mesut Oezil’s free-kick went flying over the bar.
16 goals scored by Miroslav Klose in World Cup matches...
Miroslav Klose didn’t wait long to etch his name into the record books.
The German striker entered Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G matchup against Ghana in the 69th minute and scored just under two minutes later off a corner kick to tie the score at 2-2 and save his team from a critical defeat.
Miroslav Klose's remarkable rise from a provincial German club to the second most prolific scorer in World Cup history is a tale that may never be matched.
Klose made his debut for Germany in 2001 without ever having played for any of its junior teams, something that is unlikely to happen again because prospects these days are honed through youth academies and groomed in camps...
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June 05, 2012
Striker Miroslav Klose has had a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI three days after helping lead Lazio to a 2-1 derby win over Roma.
The pope greeted Klose at his general audience Wednesday and the pair had a long chat.
Klose is German like the pope, although he was born in Poland.
In Sunday's derby, Lazio took the lead in the seventh minute after Maarten Stekelenburg brought...
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March 07, 2012