Miroslav Josef Klose ( ; born 9 June 1978) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for Lazio in the Serie A.
Klose holds German nationality and has played 126 times and scored 67 goals for Germany. With five goals, he was the top scorer and Golden Boot winner at the 2006 World Cup in Germany, the first German player to win the award since reunification. Klose also scored five goals in his debut World Cup, the 2002 World Cup, all of which were headers. He scored four times in the 2010 World Cup, giving him a total of 14 World Cup goals and putting him joint second along with Gerd Müller on the list of top FIFA World Cup goalscorers.
Klose is also the only player to have scored at least five goals in consecutive World Cups, as well as the only player to have scored at least four in three different tournaments.