German Gerd Müller, a world soccer legend, passed away at the age of 75 after a long time trying to fight Alzheimer’s and other health problems. This was confirmed by Bayern Munich itself on its social networks.
Bayern mourns the loss of Gerd Müller. Today, the world of Bayern stops. The German record champion and his entire fan base mourn the loss of Gerd Müller, who died early Sunday morning at the age of 75, ”the German club posted. Muller had been living in a nursing home for years, where he received professional care, according to the DPA agency.
Müller marked an era. He scored a staggering 566 goals in 607 competitive matches for Bayern Munich and set the yet-to-be-surpassed record of 365 goals in the Bundesliga, as well as claiming the top scorer award seven times. With the German team he scored 68 goals in 62 games.
The “Bomber of the Nation” won the World Cup in 1974 (he scored the winning goal 2-1 in the final against the Netherlands, played on July 7, in Munich) and three times the European Cup. In addition, he was a four-time German champion and a four-time DFB Cup winner. After his career as a footballer, he remained with the Munich club for a long period as a coach of the lower divisions. “He leaves behind his wife Uschi and a daughter,” Bayern Munich reported.
Müller was born on November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen, Bavaria. He began his career at a club in his hometown, TSV 1861 Nördlingen. Intelligent to move in the area and not forgive in the definitions, in 1964 he went to Bayern Munich, where he was accompanied by two potential stars such as Franz Beckenbauer and Sepp Maier. With these players, the Munich team would become the most successful German club in the history of the Regionalliga Süd (Southern Regional League), which at that time was one level below the Bundesliga.
In the following season, the team rose to the top division and began a long string of successes. In 1979 he emigrated to the North American Soccer League (NASL), the United States Soccer League, to play for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. He played for three seasons in the US, scoring 40 goals in 80 games and reaching the end of the 1981 season. He retired in 1982.
“The news of Gerd Müller’s passing saddens us all deeply. He is one of the greatest legends in the history of Bayern, his achievements are unmatched to this day and will forever be a part of the great history of Bayern and of all German football, ”commented former goalkeeper and now Bayern Chairman of the Board of Directors Oliver Kahn.