Miroslav Klose didn’t wait long to etch his name into the record books.
The German striker entered Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G matchup against Ghana in the 69th minute and scored just under two minutes later off a corner kick to tie the score at 2-2 and save his team from a critical defeat.[tweet https://twitter.com/OptaJean/status/480451025443495936 align=’center’]
Klose’s clutch goal was also a historic one, as it was his 15th career World Cup goal, tying him with Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the top World Cup goal scorer of all time. [tweet https://twitter.com/TSBible/statuses/480448655707893760 align=’center’] [tweet https://twitter.com/OptaJose/status/480461297612759040 align=’center’]
Ronaldo congratulated Klose on his historic achievement Saturday by sending out the following tweet, which translates to “welcome to the club.”
The 36-year-old is competing in his fourth World Cup this year — he scored five goals in his World Cup debut in 2002 — and joins Brazil’s Pele and Germany’s Uwe Seeler as the only players to score in four World Cups. [tweet https://twitter.com/Football_SL/statuses/480449210777862146 align=’center’]
If breaking a World Cup record isn’t grounds for a backflip celebration, we don’t know what is.