Munich, Germany (4E Sports) – Germany’s Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup leading goal-scorer, has announced his retirement from international football after his country won the tournament last month.
The 36-year-old Klose, who played 137 matches for Germany over 13 years, said that retiring after winning the World Cup was the right thing to do.
“With the title in Brazil, a childhood dream came true,” Klose said. “I am proud and happy that I was able to help shape this great success for German football.”
Klose broke Brazil star Ronaldo’s World Cup record when he netted his 15th and 16th goals in the competition in Brazil this summer. His tally of 71 Germany goals puts him three ahead of Gerd Muller as the country’s highest-ever scorer.
After the World Cup victory, he had hinted that he could soon bring down the curtain on his international career to enable him to concentrate on club football at Lazio.
“For me, there can be no better time to close the international chapter,” Klose said.