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Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller dies aged 75

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Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller dies aged 75

Gerd Muller, Bayern Munich legend

Bayern Munich and West Germany legend Gerd Muller has today passed away at the age of 75.

The forward, who played for Bayern between 1964 and 1979, remains the club’s record goalscorer.

Diagnosed with Alzeihmers disease in 2015, Muller had been living in a care home in the years since.

Club and national hero

Muller netted a whopping 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga appearances during his fifteen-year stay in Bavaria, and won four Bundesliga titles, four German cups and three consecutive European cups.

The forward was also prolific for West Germany, scoring 68 times in 62 appearances for his country.

He is also one of only five players that have scored in both a World Cup and European cup final, and won the coveted Ballon d’or in 1970.

Muller still holds several Bundesliga records, and it was only last season that anyone managed to beat his record of 40 goals in a single season, when Robert Lewandowski netted 41 in the 2020-21 campaign.

However, the Polish forward, despite his goalscoring feats, remains 75 goals behind Muller’s record, such was the ability of “der bomber”.

Meanwhile, only Miroslav Klose has scored more goals than Muller at international level, with the next highest goalscorer almost 20 goals before the iconic German.

All at 101 wish Muller’s family the best, and hope that he rests in peace.

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