Ronaldo ‘not worried’ about Miroslav Klose breaking his World Cup record
Ronaldo insists he would be pleased for Miroslav Klose, should the Germany international break his World Cup goals record next summer.
Ronaldo’s 15 strikes across three tournaments (1998, 2002, 2006) make him the all time top scorer.
He moved ahead of Gerd Müller with a goal against Ghana in the Round of 16 at the 2006 World Cup.
Klose currently has 14, but will be widely expected to surpass Ronaldo in Brazil, should he be selected.
The 37 year-old expects Klose to take the record, but believes it won’t damage his World Cup legacy.
“I believe that records are there to be broken. It doesn’t worry me,” he told fifa.com.
“Someone is bound to break the record one day. I made my name scoring lots of goals, and that will never be forgotten.
“My personal history and my 15 World Cup goals will never be erased. If he scores more than me, I’ll congratulate him, and of course I admire him. But he’ll never take away my goals or my history.”
Ronaldo scored his first World Cup goal in a 3-0 win against Morocco in 1998. He was selected for four World Cups, though didn’t play in 1994, as Brazil were crowned champions.
He was victorious again in 2002, finishing as top scorer with eight goals, including two in the final.