Twelve months later, he moved to 1. He scored 16 goals in —02 season  and was shy of only two goals to become the top scorer.
On 7 June , Klose confirmed that he would leave Werder Bremen for Bayern Munich either before the —08 season or upon the expiration of his contract with the Bremen team at the end of the —08 season.
Klose completed his medical with Bayern on 28 June before signing a four-year contract. Klose won the first major honours of his club career at the end of his first season with Bayern, as they won the Bundesliga and the DFB-Pokal in — In , he won the DFL-Supercup , scoring a goal in the 81st minute.
On 7 June , with his contract about to expire, Klose did not reach an agreement with Bayern, thus leaving the club at the end of the —11 season.
Despite having been at the club for only a few months, Lazio coach Edoardo Reja underlined his importance to the team. However, the occasion was tainted by a small section of radical Lazio fans holding a sign adapted from a motto used by the Nazis.
The sign read "Klose Mit Uns", which means "Klose with us". Klose had explicitly condemned the sign, saying, "[P]olitics should stay out of the stadium.
On 10 December , Klose scored twice and assisted one for Lazio in an away game against Lecce , including an minute goal that gave Lazio a 3—2 victory.
However, Klose showed great sportsmanship by informing the referee and asking to discount the goal. The referee then reversed the decision and the goal was discounted.
On 2 December, Klose scored his ninth goal of the season, securing a 2—1 victory over Parma , lifting Lazio into fourth place in Serie A.
Klose started the season by playing in the Supercoppa Italiana against Juventus , which ended in a 4—0 loss at Stadio Olimpico.
Klose played his first match of the Serie A season against Milan, in which Lazio was defeated 3—1. He also scored one goal and set up another for Lazio against Bassano in the only —15 Coppa Italia match he played before the winter break.
On 15 May, Klose scored his final goal for Lazio from a penalty on his final appearance for the club, on the final matchday of the —16 Serie A season, in a 4—2 home loss to Fiorentina.
FC Kaiserslautern earned him attention. In January , then-head coach of the Poland national team , Jerzy Engel , travelled to Germany to persuade Klose to choose to represent Poland.
Further, he added he does not regret the choice, as with Germany he has won medals in the World Cup tournaments. Two minutes from time, he headed home the winner in a 2—1 victory for Germany, and celebrated with a front-flip.
Klose came to international prominence at the World Cup in Korea—Japan with five headed goals for Germany, finishing as the joint second-highest goalscorer alongside Rivaldo.
Klose also became the first player ever to score five headers in a World Cup , and he celebrated two of his goals with his trademark front-flip, earning him the nickname " Salto -Klose" German: Klose participated in UEFA Euro and came on as a substitute in two matches, against Latvia and the Czech Republic , but was not completely fit, since he had just recovered from a knee injury.
He was not able to score and Germany was eliminated after the first round. In the opening match of the World Cup in Germany, Klose scored two close-range goals in a 4—2 win over Costa Rica ,  and added a similar brace in the final group game to defeat Ecuador 3—0 and make Germany the group winners.
Klose scored an 80th-minute headed equaliser against Argentina in the quarter-finals, and Germany won the resulting penalty shootout.
He played the remaining two group games against Croatia and Austria with no goals of his own. He finally broke his duck during the knockout stages , scoring for Germany in the quarter-final and the semi-final against Portugal and Turkey respectively.
However, Klose was unable to score during the final against Spain , which Germany lost 1—0. On 13 June, Klose scored the second goal against Australia in their opening group match , a 4—0 victory.
Klose made his th international appearance in the quarter-final match against Argentina, becoming only the sixth German player to reach the landmark.
Belgium , Azerbaijan , Turkey, Kazakhstan and Austria. Prior to the tournament, Klose said the World Cup would be his last one for Germany, stating he wanted one more shot at trying to win the World Cup and having done that, he was content.
On 8 July, Klose scored a record 16th World Cup goal in the 23rd minute against Brazil in the semi-finals , his second goal of the World Cup.
Klose announced his retirement from international football one month after the World Cup final. On 1 November , Klose was hired to become part of the coaching staff of the German national team.
Klose said, "I celebrated my greatest successes with the national team and it was a wonderful and unforgettable time.
In the past few months, I have thought a lot about continuing my playing career, but also about pursuing other avenues, namely becoming a coach.
Klose signed a two-year contract until the end of June A prolific goalscorer, Klose was a large and powerful striker who was known in particular for his ability in the air as a centre-forward , due to his strength, timing, elevation and heading accuracy, as well as his finishing ability.
Earlier in his career, Klose was known for his acrobatic goalscoring celebrations , which included mid-air somersaults. Throughout his career, Klose often stood out for his fair play and honesty in addition to his skill and goalscoring as a footballer.
For me, it was something you should always do. I would do it again — always. At the end of September , Klose scored a goal using his hand for Lazio against Napoli.
He admitted this to the referee, who took back his decision to award the goal, spared Klose from a yellow card and shook his hand.
There are many youngsters who watch football on tv and we are role models for them. We need to set an example, If I can even help out the referees, I will do so willingly.
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