Former Bundesliga striker Miroslav Klose, the leading scorer in FIFA World Cup history on 16 goals, has called time on his playing career and will join Germany's coaching staff.
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"I celebrated my greatest successes with the national team and it was a wonderful and unforgettable time," Klose said. "That's why I'm delighted to return to the DFB. 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 hangs up his boots as Germany's record international scorer with 71 goals from 137 games and as the all-time leading scorer at the World Cup finals with 16 goals.
His Bundesliga career yielded 121 strikes from 307 appearances. He won a Bundesliga and DFB Cup double with Bayern in 2007/08 and 2009/10.