Do you know who beat Miroslav Klose as the top scorer in the FIFA World Cups?

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The legendary Brazilian soccer player of 33 years, scored a penalty against Italy and exceeded with 17, the record of more goals in World Cups, she shared with the German striker

Do you know who beat Miroslav Klose as the top scorer in the FIFA World Cups?
Leer en español: ¿Sabes quién superó a Miroslav Klose como máxima goleadora de los Mundiales FIFA?

The whole planet of soccer knows Marta Vieira da Silva, and we could even say that she is the first great ambassador of women's football. The stellar Brazilian striker is already in the final stage of his career, 33 years, but still does not stop surprising after making the current edition of the Fifa Women's World Cup, France 2019, her goals number 16 and 17 in these competitions, surpassing thus the mark of the German Miroslav Klose, maximum director in the male branch (16).

The 'canarinha' player also became the first player to score in five editions of the World Cup, after nesting a goal with which Brazil took partial advantage of 1-0 over Australia in match corresponding to Group C of the tournament planetarium that is disputed in France, and in which the oceanic ended up prevailing by 3-2. Subsequently, against Italy, scored a penalty in the 74 'minute the winner of 1-0.

The 'Seleçao', according to Trome of Peru, seemed to have controlled the game against the ocean with the goals of Marta, of penalty (27), and Cristane (38), but Australia was able to overcome thanks to the goals of Caitlin Foord (45 + 1), Chloe Logarzo (58) and Monica in own door (66). Marta had already scored goals in the 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 editions.

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What has Marta achieved?

The Brazilian played her first world tournament in 2003, when she was only 17 years old, said BBC Mundo. Since then she has consolidated herself as the most recognized soccer player in the world, displacing the previous 'queen', the American Mia Hamm.

Today, 16 years after his breakthrough, he has given himself the luxury of winning six times the FIFA prize for the best on the planet. Today, it is a record of Orlando Pride of the first division of women's football in the United States. He also accumulates two silver medals at the Olympic Games in Athens and Beijing.

The one that is currently disputed in France will possibly be his last World Cup, and that is that the physical aspect begins to take its toll, in fact, Marta arrived with an injury that prevented him from playing the first game of the tournament against Jamaica. After beating the fence of Italy, the experienced player will have the opportunity in the next phase, to continue expanding its brand in World Cups, finished BBC World.

Guinness World Records specifies even better the distribution of the goals of Marta whose given name is complemented by Vieira Da Silva. In 2003 she scored 3 goals, then in 2007 she made 7 (his best record to date), then in 2011 she scored 4 and closed in 2015 with 1 goal. Precisely in 2007, she won the Golden Shoe and Golden Ball awards, for the best scorer and best player, respectively. 12 years later she was presented with a unique opportunity to make history, which she did not miss.


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The Klose record

One of the many historical events that were recorded in the 7-1 that Germany endorsed Brazil in the 2014 World Cup was precisely the goal scored by the veteran Miroslav Klose, said BBC World and ended up being number 16 in his account in World Cups.

With that much, which was the 2-0 partial, the German gunner surpassed the legendary Ronaldo and became the player with more annotations in this ecumenical contest. If we review the masculine modality, any soccer player of the present time is very far from this number, reason why the mark of Klose seems not to run by danger by a few years. But, paradoxically, it is Marta, a woman, who could overcome her.

The Sport of Spain reported that Klose debuted with the German national team on March 24, 2001, against Albania, where he scored his first goal with Die Mannschaft. From there, he played 137 games totaling 71 goals, the last of which was mentioned before to Brazil in the semifinals of the World Cup, and which made him the top scorer in the history of his team.

Klose retired in 2016 after finishing the season with Lazio. His distribution of goals was the following: five in Korea / Japan 2002, five in Germany 2006, four in South Africa 2010 and two in Brazil 2014, to enter the golden history of FIFA football, and leaving behind two legends like the Brazilian Ronaldo (15) and his compatriot Gerd Müller, who scored 14.

The record that nobody has been able to surpass and that seems difficult to obtain is the one of the French Just Fontaine, that broke the networks in 13 occasions in the Swedish edition 1958, the nearest thing in fact, happened four years before in the Swiss edition ' 54 when the Hungarian Sandor Kocsis, scored 11.

The legendary Brazilian Pele, scored 12 distributed in three World Cups, Sweden 1958 (6), Chile 1962 (2) and Mexico 70 (4). 'O Rei' is still the youngest debutant to score in a World Cup match, after scoring Wales with 17 years and 239 days in 1958, closed Sport.


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