Miroslav Klose Hits Magic 50 Mark In South Africa


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Germany striker MIROSLAV KLOSE (11) struts his stuff after beating the seated England goalkeeper DAVID JAMES for a goal early into the first half of the World Cup Round of Sixteen knockout match at the Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein, South Africa. (Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe)
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The Bayern Munich man’s goal against England was the Polish-born striker’s second goal of this 2010 World Cup and a 12th career goal scored at a World Cup finals tournament match.

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WEST GERMANY / GERMANY
all-time international goals

68 goals — Gerd MUELLER — 62 caps for West Germany
50 goals — Miroslav KLOSE — 99 caps for Germany
47 goals — Rudi VOELLER — 90 caps for West Germany / Germany
47 goals — Juergen KLINSMANN — 108 caps for West Germany / Germany
45 goals — Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE — 95 caps for West Germany
43 goals — Uwe SEELER — 72 caps for West Germany
42 goals — Michael BALLACK — 98 caps for Germany
40 goals — Lukas PODOLSKI — 77 caps for Germany
37 goals — Oliver BIERHOFF — 70 caps for Germany
33 goals — Fritz WALTER — 61 caps for Germany / West Germany

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Quietly moving up the all-time list, as well, is the still just 25-year-old LUKAS PODOLSKI, the 1.FC Koeln attacker who also scored a goal for Germany in the World Cup Round of Sixteen knockout match against England in South Africa today.

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