Gerd Muller, a Bayern Munich and Germany hero, died at the age of 75.
Muller was one of the best attackers in history, scoring 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany, including the game-winning goal against the Netherlands in the 1974 World Cup final. “Today is a sad, gloomy day for FC Bayern and all of its fans,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said in a statement. Gerd Müller was the best striker in history, as well as a wonderful person and character in sports. We’re all in deep sadness alongside his wife, Uschi, and their family. Without Gerd Müller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all know and love today. His name and memory will be remembered for a long time.
- More about the German star Gerd Muller
Muller is a goal machine for both club and country, as evidenced by his impressive statistics which can be seen as:
- He is the all-time leading scorer in the Bundesliga, with 365 goals in 427 games.
- In 1971-72, he set a Bundesliga record with 40 goals, which was surpassed last season by Robert Lewandowski (41).
- He scored in 16 consecutive Bundesliga games in the 1969-70 season, a record that has yet to be broken.
- He was the top scorer in the Bundesliga for seven consecutive seasons, which is also a record.
- The “Bomber der Nation” (“the nation’s Bomber”) is also the all-time leading scorer in the German Cup, having scored 78 goals more than he participated games (62).
- Muller is the only player to have scored more goals for the German national team (71) than Miroslav Klose (68). Klose, on the other hand, has more than twice as many international appearances (137) as Muller (62).
Tributes given to Muller:
The DFB is mourning the passing of one of the greatest German footballers of all time. Rest in peace, Gerd Müller.— Germany (@DFB_Team_EN) August 15, 2021
Our thoughts are with his wife and family at this time. pic.twitter.com/2kkIgiYtcO
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