German forward, Miroslav Klose scored the 16th goal of his World Cup career against Brazil on Tuesday, giving him the all-time lead in the history of the tournament. He was previously tied with Brazilian legend, Ronaldo at fifteen.
GOOOOAALLLL!!! Klose scores to make it 2-0 to #GER and in the process becomes the top scorer in World Cup history! (16 goals, Ronaldo on 15)
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) July 8, 2014
The goal was also the 69th of his international career, which surpasses Gerd Müller for Germany’s scoring record. Klose spoke to Adam Shergold of the Daily Mail about his accomplishment:
“I am very proud of that record but records are there to be broken. It would be nice to keep it for a while longer but I am cheering for someone to break the record. It will be good for the sport,” he said.
In a show of good sportsmanship, Ronaldo also acknowledged Klose’s record-breaking performance with a simple tweet:
Welcome to the club #Klose
— Claro Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) June 21, 2014