Josef Klose (born 3 October 1947) is a former footballer. He is the father of former German national striker and 2014 world cup-winner Miroslav Klose.
Josef Klose began his career at Energetyk Sławięcice. From 1966 he was a forward for Odra Opole. In November 1978, the year his son was born, he joined French side AJ Auxerre when in Ligue 2. He helped them get promoted in 1980 to Ligue 1 where he played 14 games, scoring twice. From 1981 to 1984, already in his mid-thirties, he played for fourth league side Châlons-sur-Saône FC.
He is married to Barbara Jeż, a former member of the Poland women's national handball team (appearing in 82 international matches as goalkeeper).
His family, of Silesian-German ancestry, had been German citizens in the Province of Upper Silesia (until 1945) and thus could resettle in West Germany as Aussiedler, which they did in 1985, settling down in Kusel.