One of the greatest Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75
Legendary Germany and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75. He was one of the reason behind Germany’s World Cup victory.
Muller won the 1972 European Championship, the 1974 World Cup, a Club World Cup, three European Cups, a European Cup-Winners’ Cup, four Bundesliga titles and four German Cups. He also won the Ballon d’Or in 1970.
He still holds the record of 365 Bundesliga appearances. However, his his single-season record of 40 goals was beaten by Robert Lewandowski last season.
“Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and all of its fans. Gerd Muller was the greatest striker there has ever been — and a fine person, a personality in world football,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said in a statement.
“We are united in deep sorrow with his wife Uschi and his family. Without Gerd uüller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever.”
In 1972, Gerd scored scored 85 goals in only 60 matches for club and country. It remained a world record until Lionel Messi struck 91 times in 69 matches in 2012. He had scored 14 goals at two World Cups.