MUNICH: Bayern Munich has announced on Sunday that Gerd Müller widely regarded as one of the game’s greatest goalscorers and nicknamed “Bomber der Nation” has died at the age of 75.
The formidable striker scored 68 goals in 62 international matches for West Germany, was outstanding in Germany’s World Cup final win in 1974 where he scored the winning goal against Holland. He is placed third in the all-time list of most goals scored in the World Cup competition behind Ronaldo and Miroslav Klose.
Mueller, an instinctive goalscorer who was good in the air and quick on his feet, has successfully scored 566 goals in 607 competitive games for Bayern Munich a club he joined in 1964. He is considered one of the greatest strikers there has ever been and a fine person in the world of football.
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expressed that the club are united in deep sorrow sending condolences to Muller’s wife and his family, as without Muller, Bayern would not be the club they all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever.
CEO Oliver Kahn has shared that he is one of the greatest legends in the history of Bayern and his achievements are unmatched to this day and will forever be part of the great history of Bayern and all of German football. – Reuters
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