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Muller hails new Ron mark

28 Jun 2006 - 12:31:06

Former West Germany ace Gerd Muller has paid tribute to Brazil striker Ronaldo, who broke the record for the most goals in World Cup finals with his 15th in the win over Ghana.

Muller netted 14 in his career, with Ronaldo grabbing the opener in the 3-0 win over the Black Stars to surpass that mark and become the greatest ever goalscorer at the World Cup.

Muller told FIFA's official website: "Although Ronaldo is now playing in his third World Cup, this is nevertheless still a great achievement on his part.

"Playing at such a high level over such a long period of time, always managing to be fit at the right moment is unusual nowadays.

"In my opinion, he's the best, most complete attacker there is at the moment.

"Even before the tournament started, it was obvious that he would get at least two goals and draw level, if not three and set a new record. It wasn't a surprise.

"I've always said that I wasn't the record-holder. That honour, for me, goes to Just Fontaine, who scored 13 goals in one tournament. He's the best in my book."


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