Miroslav Klose

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Miroslav Josef Klose (German: [ˈmiːʁoslaf ˈkloːzə] (listen), Polish: Mirosław Józef Klose; born 9 June 1978) is a German former professional footballer who played as a striker. Klose is widely regarded as one of the best strikers of his generation and holds the record for the most goals scored in FIFA World Cup tournaments.Klose is best known for his performances with the German national team. He was part of the squad that won the 2014 FIFA World Cup, having previously finished second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in the competition, and as runner-up at UEFA Euro 2008 and joint-third place at UEFA Euro 2012. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Miroslav Klose has received more than 4,026,089 page views. His biography is available in 88 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 86 in 2019). Miroslav Klose is the 122nd most popular soccer player (up from 140th in 2019), the 174th most popular biography from Poland (up from 202nd in 2019) and the most popular Polish Soccer Player.

Miroslav Klose is most famous for being the all-time leading goalscorer for Germany's national team.

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Among soccer players, Miroslav Klose ranks 122 out of 16,923Before him are Paulo Roberto Falcão, Filippo Inzaghi, Ademir de Menezes, Kenny Dalglish, Hisataka Okamoto, and Daniel Passarella. After him are Helmut Schön, Sandro Mazzola, Kunishige Kamamoto, Bert Trautmann, Luis Monti, and Bobby Moore.

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Among people born in 1978, Miroslav Klose ranks 3Before him are Gianluigi Buffon and Kobe Bryant. After him are Carles Puyol, Didier Drogba, Michelle Rodriguez, Gennaro Gattuso, Frank Lampard, Ashton Kutcher, Rachel McAdams, Ian Somerhalder, and Omar Sy.

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In Poland

Among people born in Poland, Miroslav Klose ranks 174 out of 1,231Before him are B. Traven (1882), Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (1788), Władysław I the Elbow-high (1260), Heinrich Rickert (1863), Władysław Gomułka (1905), and Władysław Anders (1892). After him are Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg (1767), Henry II the Pious (1196), Paul Tillich (1886), Hans Lammers (1879), Günter Blobel (1936), and Reinhard Selten (1930).


Among soccer players born in Poland, Miroslav Klose ranks 1After him are Grzegorz Lato (1950), Udo Lattek (1935), Zbigniew Boniek (1956), Sepp Piontek (1940), Robert Lewandowski (1988), Kazimierz Deyna (1947), Ernst Wilimowski (1916), Lukas Podolski (1985), Włodzimierz Lubański (1947), Jerzy Dudek (1973), and Andrzej Szarmach (1950).