Miroslav Klose scored his way into the history books this weekend with a late goal against Ghana to not only earn his side a point but also collect his 15th World Cup goal to equal Ronaldo's record.
Although Germany may have stumbled in their quest to finish top of Group G, it was a night that the Lazio striker will remember fondly for the rest of his life.
What many now must be wondering is where Klose ranks among the best strikers that Germany have produced over their long and prosperous World Cup history. He may not be a first-team starter for Joachim Low these days, but history will undoubtedly remember Klose as one of Germany's greatest ever forwards.
Welcome to the club #Klose
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To decipher this, we had to take the obvious attributes of World Cup goals into account when contrasting one striker from the next, but other factors such as the importance of certain goals and trophies won with the national team were also taken into account.
Here is how Klose lines up against die Mannschaft's greats.