Miroslav Klose

06/19/2008 – Klose – Euro2008 Soccer Championship – Quarter Final – Portugal Vs. Germany (2-3) – June 19, 2008 – St. Jakob Stadium – Basel, Switzerland – Keywords: – False – – Photo Credit: Insidefoto / PR Photos

Place of Birth: Opole, Poland

Date of Birth: 9 June, 1978

Ethnicity: Polish, German

Miroslav Klose is a Polish-born German professional footballer. He was a striker. He is the all-time top scorer for Germany.

Miroslav was born in Opele, Poland, a Silesian city, and is the son of Barbara Jeż and Józef Klose. His father was born in Sławięcice, Poland, and was a professional footballer. His mother was on the Poland women’s national handball team. Miroslav moved to Kusel, Rhineland-Palatinate, in 1986. His full name has been listed as Mirosław Marian Klose and Mirosław Josef Klose.

He is married to Polish-born Sylwia, with whom he has two children. The family speaks Polish at home.

Miroslav has not had Polish citizenship since he was eighteen. He carries a German passport.

Miroslav’s paternal grandfather was Erwin Klose (the son of August Klose and Viktoria Kuznik).

Miroslav’s paternal grandmother was Gertrud Panek (the daughter of Johann Panek and Marie Kubitzki). Johann was the son of Philipp Panek and Viktoria Pietrek. Marie was the daughter of Georg Kubitzki and Hedwig Stollorz.

Source: https://eurosport.tvn24.pl

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7 Responses

  1. andrew says:

    Can you add that he is the top scorer of all time for Germany.

    Thank you

  2. andrew says:

    @ bablah

    I am kinda confused about Miro Klose background. What is he?

    • bablah says:

      Problem is that there are Germans from Silesia that identify as Silesian, but there is also a separate Silesian Slavic langage that is different from both Polish and Czech, and there are Silesian speakers who identify as Silesan. Maybe just put him down as Polish and German (and looking at his father’s family tree, he’s more of the former). The Silesian thing is a bit confusing.

      Miroslav’s paternal grandfather was Erwin Klose (the son of August Klose and Viktoria Kuznik).

      Miroslav’s paternal grandmother was Gertrud Panek (the daughter of Johann Panek and Marie Kubitzki). Johann was the son of Philipp Panek and Viktoria Pietrek. Marie was the daughter of Georg Kubitzki and Hedwig Stollorz.

  3. andrew says:

    is Pashtun your ethnic group?

  4. Markus says:

    they speak polish to there childrn good keep the language alive.

  5. Elio says:

    His father is not German, he’s Silesian which is a Slavic minority ethnicity most closely related to Czech and Polish people. Silesia was occupied by Germans for generations which is why his father was allowed to immigrate to Germany alongside other people.

    Silesians are ethnically, culturally, historically, and linguistically similar to Poles and Czechs than they are to Germans.

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