Miroslav Klose (born Mirosław Marian Kloze on June 9, 1978) is a German footballer who plays as a striker.
He currently plays for FC Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga in Germany, and for the Germany National Football Team. He is known for his goalscoring instincts, aerial ability, and unselfish play.
Klose was the top scorer and thus the Golden Boot winner at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, with a tournament-high five goals. Klose also scored five goals in his debut World Cup, the 2002 World Cup hosted jointly by the Korea Republic and Japan, giving him a total of 10 goals in World Cup finals. He is the first player representing unified Germany to finish as the World Cup’s top scorer, and the only player to have scored 5 or more goals in consecutive World Cups.