Munich. Bayern Munich and Germany’s star footballer Gerd Müller has bid farewell to the world. He was 75 years old. His old club Bayern Munich announced his death. Müller scored over 700 goals in his career. Müller, who scored 566 goals for the club, still holds the Bundesliga record of 365 goals.
Müller was instrumental in Germany’s European Championship title win in 1972. Two years later, in 1974, he scored the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands to lift the team to the World Cup title. He played 62 matches for Germany and scored 68 goals.
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Müller played 607 matches for Bayern and was the league’s top scorer seven times. He joined the club in 1964, after which the club won four league titles and four German Cup titles. On the club’s website, Bayern Munich president Herbert Heiner said Gerd Müller was a great striker and also the best man in world football.
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First Published: August 16, 2021, 08:01 IST