Miroslav Klose: German Genius Bids Farewell to International Football

The highest-scoring player in World Cups, Miroslav Klose has been an invaluable asset in the German national side.

updated: August 12, 2014 11:35 IST
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File photo: Miroslav Klose poses with his sons after Germany won the FIFA World Cup 2014.


Miroslav Klose, the top scorer in World Cup history, has retired from Germany's national squad a month after the team won the title for the fourth time.

The 36-year-old Klose scored twice in Brazil, making him the highest-scoring player in the tournament's history with 16 goals, one ahead of Ronaldo. It was Klose's fourth World Cup tournament.

With a career total of 71 goals, Klose is also the highest-scoring player for Germany. He is also the second most capped Germany player with 137 games.

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