The leading scorer in World Cup history has hung up his boots. For Germany, anyway.
Miroslav Klose, 36, has called it quits on one of the greatest international careers in history as the German forward has retired from playing for his nation. Klose broke the World Cup scoring record this summer as he has scored 16 goals across four tournaments for Die Mannschaft. Remarkable.
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German international striker and all-time leading goal scorer Miroslav Klose has announced his retirement from international football after his side’s success at the 2014 World Cup.
Klose made his debut for Germany in a World Cup qualifying match against Albania as a substitute back in 2001. The match was tied 1-1 until...
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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...
Germany’s Miroslav Klose now holds the record for goals at the World Cup with 16 after netting one Tuesday in Germany’s routing of Brazil. Klose, who has scored a goal in each of his four World Cup appearances, overtook the previous top spot help by Brazil’s Ronaldo.
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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