European 2020: Ronaldo equals record holder Klose with 19 goals at European and World Cups


The Portuguese player Cristiano Ronaldo today equaled the German Miroslav Klose as the European player with the most goals in European and World championships, reaching his 19th, against precisely Germany.

At the Allianz Arena in Munich, in the second round of Group F of Euro2020, the 36-year-old Portuguese ‘captain’ scored his first goal against ‘mannschaft’, at the fifth attempt, in a goal that did not prevent a bitter defeat by 4-2.

Even so, Ronaldo went on to count 19 goals in the final stages of major competitions, adding 12th in Europeans – already three more than the second in the table, Frenchman Michel Platini -, to which he adds seven in World Cups.

In Europeans, the Portuguese striker, who scored today his 107th goal for Portugal in 177 games, scored two in 2004, one in 2008, three in 2012, three in 2016 and three in 2021 and, in World Cups, he scored one in 2006, one in 2010, one in 2014 and four in 2018.

For his part, Miroslav Klose ‘privileges’ the World Cups, being even the best scorer in the history of the competition, with 16 goals, between 2002 and 2014, one more than the ‘original’ Ronaldo, the Brazilian, who made it to 15.

The former German footballer, now 43, also scored three goals in European Championships, two in 2008 and one in 2012.

In third place in the ranking, behind Klose and Ronaldo, is another German forward, the ‘panzer’ Gerd Müller, with a total of 18 goals, 14 in World Cups, being the ‘king’ of scorers in 1970, and four in Europeans.

The ‘top 5’ is complemented by Jürgen Klinsmann, another top German striker, with 16 goals, and Frenchman Michel Platini, who scored five at the World Cups and nine at the European Championship in 1984, for a total of 14.


Source: Futebol 365 – Notícias by www.futebol365.pt.

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