Miroslav Klose Retires From German National Team


Miroslav KloseFollowing the German National Team’s win in this summer’s World Cup, Miroslav Klose has decided to retire from international competition.

Klose became the all time leading scorer in World Cup history when he scored his 15th and 16th goals of the tournament in Brazil, passing Brazil’s Ronaldo for the all time lead. After the tournament Klose decided that it was the right time to step back from international competition.

Klose, 36 years old, played in 137 games for the German squad over 13 years playing in internationally.

Klose had this to say on the subject of his retirement, “With the title in Brazil, a childhood dream came true.”

Klose also, “I am proud and happy that I was able to help shape this great success for German football.” Klose continued, “For me, there can be no better time to close the international chapter.”

Klose also has 71 goals overall for the German International team, 3 ahead of Gerd Muller, as the country’s all time leading scorer.

Klose stressed, “Team success stood, and stands, above everything for me. I have reached a huge goal [the World Cup] — a goal that we shared as a team. But I have also reached goals I set myself personally. Whoever knows me knows that I am very ambitious. I am an attacker, and an attacker’s job is to score goals.”

Klose did his job better than any other player who has put on a uniform for the German squad, and will go down in history as one of the worlds most prolific international goal scorers.

Klose will still play for his club at Lazio, but his prolific international career has come to an end, and he went out a champion.




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