Bayern Munich and Germany are currently mourning a football legend, who died on Sunday, August 15, 2021 at the age of 75.
Muller’s death was confirmed by Bayern who announced in a social media post that: “Today the world of FC Bayern stands still. The German record champions and his entire fan base mourn Gerd Müller, who died early on Sunday morning at the age of 75.
Muller was known as one of the best strikers during his football days.
The legendary striker scored 68 goals in just 62 appearances for the Germany national side, which made them to European league in 1972 and the World Cup in 1974.
Despite his impressive goalscoring form with the national team, it was at Bayern where he made a name for himself.
He joined the Bundesliga club in 1964, where he scored 566 goals in 607 appearances.
During his football career, he won four Bundesliga titles, three European Cups, and a European Cup Winners’ Cup medal. He also won individual awards
He scored a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games and 66 goals in 74 European matches during his 15 years at Bayern.
Having scored 10 goals during the 1970 World Cup in Brazil, he also the Ballon d’Or. Muller also held the record for the most goals in a calendar year after scoring 85 in 1972 until Lionel Messi surpassed his total in 2012.
Shortly before his 70th birthday in 2015, Bayern announced Muller had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. He is survived by his wife Uschi and his daughter Nicole.