Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 3/28/15

BERLIN - OCTOBER 03: Miroslav Klose and his wife Sylwia attends the premiere of the film 'Deutschland ein Sommermaerchen' at the Berlinale Palast on October 3, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Friedemann Vogel/Getty Images)
Miroslav Klose didn’t wait long to etch his name into the record books. The German striker entered Saturday’s 2014 FIFA World Cup Group G matchup against Ghana in the 69th minute and scored just under two minutes later off a corner kick to tie the score at 2-2 and save his team from a critical defeat. 112 - Miroslav Klose scored with his first touch of the ball, 112 seconds after coming on as a sub. History. #GER—   (@OptaJean) June 21, 2014 Klose’s clutch goal was also a historic one, as it was his 15th career World Cup goal, tying him with Brazilian legend Ronaldo as the top World Cup goal scorer of all time. Most goals at World Cup ever: 1= Klose #GER (15) 1= Ronaldo #BRA (15) 3 Muller #GER (14) 4 Fontaine #FRA (13) 5 Pele #BRA (12)— The SPORT Bible (@TSBible) June 21, 2014 15 - Miroslav Klose has equalled Ronaldo's record of 15 goals at World Cup finals. Legends. http://t.co/nkKZQnJr2Y—   (@OptaJose) June 21, 2014 Ronaldo congratulated Klose on his historic achievement Saturday by sending out the following tweet, which translates to “welcome to the club.” Willkommen im klub— Claro Ronaldo (@ClaroRonaldo) June 21, 2014 The 36-year-old is competing in his fourth World Cup this year — he scored five goals in his World Cup debut in 2002 — and joins Brazil’s Pele and Germany’s Uwe Seeler as the only players to score in four World Cups. Miroslav Klose is head-over-heels happy with that record. http://t.co/xaM22mHm4U— SportlobsterFootball (@Football_SL) June 21, 2014 If breaking a World Cup record isn’t grounds for a backflip celebration, we don’t know what is.Filed under: Darren Hartwell, Soccer, Top Stories, World Cup
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