The German striker falls in the category of those players who perform decently at the club level but truly come into their own at the international stage. Klose, who turns 37, started his career at FC Homburg and also played in the Bundesliga for Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen and Bayern Munich.
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But he is best known for his exploits with the national team. He was part of the 2014 World Cup winning German squad, having previously finished second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in the competition and as runners-up in Euro 2008. He is the top goalscorer in the history of World Cup (16), having scored five goals in his debut edition in 2002 and winning the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup by scoring five times.
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