Miroslav Klose scores 15th World Cup goal, equals Ronaldo

Fortaleza (Brazil), June 21: Miroslav Klose scored his 15th goal to bring the Germans back into the game against a gutsy Ghana in a Group G match at the Estádio Castelão here on Saturday.

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Klose becomes highest scorer, makes history

The goal put Klose at par with former Brazilian forward Ronaldo who had scored 15 goals in the World cup finals. Klose, playing in his fourth World Cup, however, overtook compatriot Gerd Muller to become the highest scorer for Germany at the highest stage. Klose scored the record-touching goal in his 20th match.

Klose bettered his compatriot Gerd Muller's record of 14 goals

The top 10 scorers in the World Cup have four Germans, two Brazilians and one each from France, Hungary, Argentina, England, Peru and Poland.

Here is the list of top 12 goal scorers (10 or more goals) in the World Cup:

Ronaldo (Brazil) 15 in 19 matches in 3 World Cups (WCs)

Miroslav Klose (Ger) 15 in 20 matches in 4 WCs

Gerd Muller (Ger) 14 in 13 matches in 2 WCs

Just Fontaine (France)
13 in 6 matches in 1 WC

Pele (Bra)
12 in 14 matches in 4 WCs

Sandor Kocsis (Hungary)
11 in 5 matches in 1 WC

Jurgen Klinsmann (Ger)
11 in 17 matches in 3 WCs

Helmut Rahn (Ger)
10 in 10 matches in 2 WCs

Gabriel Batistuta (Argentina) 10 in 12 matches in 3 WCs

Gary Lineker (England) 10 in 12 matches in 2 WCs

Teófilo Cubillas (Peru) 10 in 13 matches in 3 WCs

Grzegorz Lato (Poland) 10 in 20 matches in 3 WCs

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