Germany legend Miroslav Klose has today announced his retirement from football after scoring 71 goals in 137 international appearances over the course of an incredible 18-year career.
Klose scored 16 World Cup goals and retires as the all-time leading goalscorer in football's biggest competition. He is also Germany's all-time leading goalscorer and is undoubtedly a legend of the game.
The 38-year-old will now begin a training programme with the national team as a coach under Joachim Low but what he achieved during his playing career will never be forgotten.
Following today's announcement, the overall reaction from fans around the world has been incredibly positive. Only 5% of fans online have been showing sadness, but that could just be at the fact that the German legend has played his last game.
Here are some of the best Tweets following Miroslav Klose's retirement today:
Klose retires...— TheFootballRepublic (@TheFootballRep) November 1, 2016
World Cup 🏆
World Cup Golden Shoe 🏆
WC record scorer ✅
Germany record scorer ✅
Coppa Italia 🏆 pic.twitter.com/4agJWj1A1w
Miroslav Klose's Germany career:— Squawka Football (@Squawka) November 1, 2016
Most goals for Germany (71)
Most goals at World Cup finals (16)
Winner of the 2014 World Cup pic.twitter.com/XeB05dIjdR
Must admit, never had Klose down as coaching material but delighted he has taken that path. A football legend in the truest sense.— Jonathan Harding (@JonBloggs66) November 1, 2016
Miroslav Klose says goodbye to Football. Farewell, Legend.— Xtians101 (@Xtians101) November 1, 2016
When it came to Germany, there was no one quite like Miroslav Klose. And there still isn't. pic.twitter.com/L7UdLuw2uf— Stefan Bienkowski (@SBienkowski) November 1, 2016