It was a goal that summed up Miroslav Klose's career. Too bad it wasn't a celebration to match the significance of the strike.
The German forward had barely any time to stretch his legs before he was running off to celebrate his goal that hauled his country level against Ghana last evening. Indeed, it was his first touch of the ball.
But more than levelling the scores on the night, the 36-year-old created a small piece of history with his toe-poke home. It marked his 15th World Cup goal which took him level with Brazilian icon Ronaldo as the tournament's greatest ever scorer.
Of course there are some who doubt Klose's status as an all-time great. The Lazio man is indeed a great goal poacher but has very few other strings to his bow, while some of the names he has surpassed on the all-time scorers list can certainly claim to be amongst the greatest the game has ever seen.
Another factor is that Klose has scored his goals across four separate tournaments while the likes of Ronaldo and all-time great Gerd Muller only required three and two respectively.
So perhaps the best way to separate our illustrious list is not to look at the goals they've scored but, how many games it took them to reach their final tally. That's right, we're talking about goals-per-game ratio.
For the sake of comparison and to remove any "one-hit wonders" we've only included those who have scored ten or more goals at World Cups.
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