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.