German striker Miroslav Klose was only two World Cup goals away from a new record at the start of this year’s tournament in Brazil. The former Bayern Munich and current Lazio forward came in as an impact substitute for Toni Kroos and scored a decisive goal against Ghana in just two minutes. He followed that with his signature front-flip celebration, in style.

The landmark goal leveled him with Ronaldo Fenomino of Brazil, who up until that point held the sole record of 15 goals scored in the World Cup. Germany plays the United States next and expect to qualify for the knockout rounds, so Klose should have many chances to score his 16th milestone goal.

The fifteenth goal was witnessed by the former Brazilian striker who then took to the popular micro-blogging site Twitter to congratulate the 36-year-old German striker, who is now competing in his fourth straight World Cup. “Welcome to the club Klose, I can imagine how happy you are. What a nice World Cup!”

Even German manager Joachim Low hailed Klose’s performance as ‘sensational’ against Ghana. The goal was instrumental in avoiding an ‘upset’ defeat for Germany. Their next game against USA is somewhat of a crucial encounter as both teams are level with four points each, but Klose is sure to make a difference by taking his team to the next round and setting a new world record.

His 70 international goals have made him Germany’s top goal-scorer surpassing Gerd Muller, and he now joins Brazilian legends Pele and Ronaldo for scoring in four World Cup competitions… All that’s left now, is that coveted gold trophy.