Germany striker Mirolsav Klose currently has 14 World Cup goals. He sits behind only Brazil’s Ronaldo who currently is the tournaments all time leading scorer with 15 goals to his name. He already became Germany’s all-time leading scorer with 69 goals for “Die Mannschaft” when he scored against Armenia in a World Cup tune-up. Klose will get his first chance on Monday as the German team opens their campaign against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal. Klose will most likely have at least three games to score two goals and become the world’s all-time leading World Cup goal scorer. 2006 saw the German striker net an astonishing 7 goals. A full stat sheet of all of his World Cup goals can be seen here via FIFA.com.

This will surely be the 36-year-old Lazio striker’s last chance to surpass Ronaldo and reach World Cup immortality. “Miro” is the epitome of a poaching forward, sitting in front of the goal and using whatever part of his body he needs to get the ball across the goal line. You will rarely see him sitting outside of the 18-yard box looking to strike the ball. He can always be found sitting around the edge of the six anticipating where and when he will be able to strike.

The strongest part of the Lazio striker’s game has to be in the air. Klose has scored some brilliant goals using his head, none better than when it came against Argentina in the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This tournament will surely be Klose’s last, it would be surprising to see him not break this record. He has come up big in so many games for the German team that it is hard to bet against him. There is no better way to put it than to say that he is an absolute goal-scoring machine.

Miroslav Klose is a World Cup and German legend. He personifies the meaning of the word “class” and would be the person best fitting to top the Brazilian legend. Though it will be no easy task, as Germany has to face Portugal, Ghana and the USA; keep an eye out, as history in Brazil will surely be made.