Two European footballers have birthday today. Klose and Sneijder.
Miroslav Josef Klose; born 9 June 1978) is a German professional footballer who last played as a striker for Serie A club Lazio.
Klose is best known for his performances with the German national team. He was part of the 2014 FIFA World Cup winning German squad, having previously finished second (2002) and third (2006, 2010) in the competition and as runner-up in Euro 2008. He is the top goalscorer in the history of the FIFA World Cup, having scored five goals in his debut World Cup in 2002 and winning the Golden Boot at the 2006 World Cup in Germany by again scoring five times.
Wesley Sneijder; born 9 June 1984 is a Dutch professional footballer who plays for Turkish club Galatasaray and the Netherlands national team. He was named UEFA midfielder of the season and one of the three best midfielders in the world for 2010 by FIFA. A product of the AFC Ajax Academy, he previously played for Ajax, with whom he won four trophies and was awarded the Johan Cruyff Trophy in 2004. He was sold to Real Madrid for €27 million in 2007, winning La Liga in his first season with the club and later being sold to Internazionale for €15 million. At Inter, he won Serie A, the UEFA Champions League, the FIFA Club World Cup, and two Coppa Italia. After being sold to Galatasaray for €7.5 million in 2013, he helped the club win the Süper Lig in his first season, following with the capture of the Turkish Super Cup, after a 1–0 win against rivals Fenerbahçe.