Kaiserslautern (Germany), Werder Brême (Germany)
World Cup Finalists (Germany) 2003 Finaliste of la German Cup (FC Kaiserslautern)
Miroslav Klose (born Miroslaw Klose on June 9, 1978 in Opole,
Poland) is a striker for the national football team of Germany.
His mother Barbara was a member of the Polish national handball
team (82 international matches), his father Josef Klose an
ethnic German was among other things a professional soccer
player for AJ Auxerre. The family moved first to France and then,
in 1987, to Kusel in Germany. In the 2002 World Cup in Korea-Japan,
he scored five goals for the German national team, finishing as
one of the top scorers of the tournament.
He plays for Werder Bremen, the defending league-cup double
winners in Germany, following a €5 million transfer from fellow
1. Bundesliga side Kaiserslautern. He also played for Germany at
"Miro" and his wife Sylwia welcomed twins Luan and Noah on
January 30th 2005.
Despite his relatively slender fame, Klose is one of the best
headers in the Bundesliga. Moreover, he sports a natural killer
instinct inside the box and is a technically ept player, able to
score with his feet, too. As of 2005, the introverted Klose is
seen as one of the prime German strikers.