He passed away on Sunday Former striker Gerd Muller, the idol of Bayern Munich and the German national team. The information was released by the Bavarian club in the morning. Muller, nicknamed “Der Bomber” (the bomber), was 75 years old and had Alzheimer’s disease.
Today is a sad and dreary day for Bayern and all their fans. Gerd Muller was the greatest striker of all time and a great figure in world football. We are united in deep sorrow, with his wife O’Shea and his family – the club’s president, Herbert Hainer, announced in an official statement.
Gerd Muller is considered one of the best scorers in the history of the World Cup with 14 goals, He scored in the 1970 and 1974 editions, and was the leading scorer of the tournament until 2006, when he was surpassed by Ronaldo Phenomeno, with a score of 15. In 2014, Miroslav Klose reached 16.
Muller scored 68 in 62 matches for the German national team, over eight years he played with the German national team National team (1966-1974). He was the European Cup champion in 1972 and the World Cup two years later.
Gerd Muller celebrates West Germany’s 1974 World Cup victory – Photo: Getty Images
Bayern Munich scored 566 goals in 607 official matches. He is to this day the greatest goalscorer in the history of the German League, with 365 goals, to be the top scorer in the national championship with seven chances. He won the league in 1968/69, 1971/72, 1972/73, 1973/74. He was a three-time European champion, between 1974 and 1976, and won the World Cup against Cruzeiro.
The best scorer in the history of the German League, Gerd Muller made history for Bayern Munich – Photo: the official website
The German is part of a select group of seven players who have managed to pass 700 goals in their career, in official matches. Besides him, there are Romario, Messi, Pele, Cristiano Ronaldo, Puskas and Joseph Bikan.
is yours Scored 40 goals in one edition of the German LeagueFrom 1971/72, it lasted 49 years and was only surpassed last season, Written by Polish Robert Lewandowski Bayern’s current top scorer.
Between 2013 and 2016, Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola hailed on social media as “the best striker in history”.
– A true legend not only for Bayern and Germany, but for football. The best striker in history. My condolences to family and friends, as well as to Bayern fans – announced the Manchester City coach.
Gerd Muller began his career at TSV 1861 Nördlingen at the age of 18. He was there for only one season, during which he was the third division champion. He played for Bayern Munich between 1964 and 1979, then played for two years with the US Fort Lauderdale Strikers.
After retiring as a professional player, he worked for many years as one of the youth coaches at the Bavarian club. In October 2015, the club announced that the idol had been diagnosed with dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease.
He was recently living in a nursing home. Mueller left his wife O’Shea and his daughter behind.
Check out Gerd Müller’s list of titles:
– 4 German Championship Editions
– 4 German cups
– 3 European Champions Cup titles (an old version of the Champions League)
– 1 European Cup
– 1 Intercontinental Championship (the old version of the Club World Cup)
– First World Cup (1974)
– 1 European Cup (1972)
– 1 Golden Ball (1970)
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