21/06/2014 18:08 BST | Updated 21/06/2014 18:59 BST

Germany 2-2 Ghana: Miroslav Klose's 15 World Cup Goals

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FORTALEZA, BRAZIL - JUNE 21: Miroslav Klose of Germany does a flip in celebration of scoring his team's second goal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Ghana at Castelao on June 21, 2014 in Fortaleza, Brazil. (Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images)

Miroslav Klose struck his 15th World Cup goal to become the joint record goalscorer in the finals alongside the Brazilian Ronaldo on Saturday night.

The 36-year-old German, playing in his fourth World Cup, sprang off the bench to equalise for Germany against Ghana in one of the most entertaining games at this vibrant finals.


  • 15 - Ronaldo
  • 15 - Miroslav Klose
  • 14 - Gerd Müller
  • 13 - Just Fontaine
  • 12 - Pelé

So euphoric was Klose he opted for his traditional somersault celebration, although he didn't land as steadily as he did when he claimed his first finals goal against Saudi Arabia 12 years ago.

German coach Joachim Löw meanly left Klose on the bench for the stroll against Portugal on Monday, even though Die Mannschaft were 3-0 up at half-time. However the Lazio striker pounced to convert Per Mertesacker's flick on and secure a point in the 71st minute.

He has now overtaken German legend Gerd Müller in the World Cup goalscoring charts and Klose also became the third man to score at four World Cups, after Pelé and Uwe Seeler.