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German Legend Miroslav Klose Retires From Professional Football To Begin Coaching Career

veteran Mirsolav Klose retired from professional football to start a coaching career, the former striker announced on Tuesday.

After 213 goals in overall 529 competitive matches, Klose hung up his boots to start a coaching career with the German national team.

“I have celebrated my greatest success with the national team, which was beautiful and remains unforgettable. That’s why I return to the German Soccer Association,” Klose said.

Mirsolav KloseThe 38-year-old striker won the 2014 FIFA World Cup in after beating Argentine 1-0 in the final. After leaving Italian side Lazio in the summer Klose had been without a club.

“I am very delighted that he (Miroslav Klose) belongs now to our team,” Germany coach Joachim Loew said. “He is a role model as a human being and an athlete, who subordinates everything to the team and success. I am convinced that players can benefit from his presence and participation.”

kloseKlose started his professional career in 1998 at FC Homburg before he played for Kaiserslautern, , and Lazio. He was since 2001 part of Germany’s national team where he provided 71 goals in 137 official caps to become the all time top scorer.

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