The great German Gerd Müller, who is widely considered one of the top scorers of the game and with the nickname “Bomber der Nation”, died at the age of 75, the former Bayern Munich team announced on Sunday.
Mueller has scored 68 goals in 62 international appearances for West Germany, winning the 1974 World Cup and is third on the all-time list with 14 goals behind Ronaldo (15) and Miroslav Klose (16). .
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He also won the European Championship in 1972 with them.
Having joined Bayern in 1964, Mueller – an instinctive scorer who was good on the air and fast – scored 566 goals in 607 competitive games for the team.
He also scored a record 365 goals in the Bundesliga in a career full of trophies that included four league titles and three European Cups with Bayern.
“Today is a sad, dark day for Bayern and all its fans. Gerd Müller was the greatest striker ever and a good man, a personality in world football,” Bayern president Herbert Heiner said in a statement. https: // fcbayern.com/de/news/2021/08/der-fc-bayern-trauert-um-gerd-muell ….
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of his wife Uchi and his family. Without Gerd Müller, Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and memory will live on forever.”
Bayern did not provide details about Mueller’s death, but CEO Oliver Kahn said the news had a profound effect on them.
“He is one of the greatest legends in the history of Bayern, his achievements are incomparable to this day and he will forever be part of the great history of Bayern and the whole of German football,” said Kahn.
“As a player and as an individual, Gerd Müller is unlike anyone else for Bayern and its development into one of the biggest clubs in the world. It will be in our hearts forever.”