German soccer Great Gerd Müller, who scored an exceptional 566 goals in 607 competitive appearances for Bayern Munich, has died on Sunday, aged 75.
Gerd Müller was perhaps the best striker ever, who actually holds the record for the most goals – 365 – scored in the Bundesliga. He scored 68 goals in 62 games for the West Germany national team.
In the wake of joining Bayern in 1964, Müller proceeded to win four Bundesliga titles, four German Cups, three European Cups, the European Cup Winners’ Cup just as the Intercontinental Cup, a competition played between the champs of the European Cup and South America’s Copa Libertadores.
Müller who had a fantastic accomplishment as a player, helped FC Bayern to be one of the greatest club in the world like no other.
In the 1974 World Cup final, Müller additionally scored the winner in West Germany’s 2-1 triumph against the Netherlands.
Two years sooner, he was part for the national team that won the 1972 European Championship, scoring twice in the 3-0 triumph against the Soviet Union in the final.
Subsequent to retiring, Müller stayed with Bayern for quite a while as a youth coach. Nonetheless, in later life he suffered dementia, in November 2020, and lived in a care home toward the south of Munich, where he was consistently visited by his wife.
Meanwhile, in May 2021, ebb and flow Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski broke the Bundesliga record of 40 goals in a season recently held by Müller which had remained since the 1971-72 season.
In the last moment of Bayern Munich’s 5-2 triumph over Augsburg on May 22, the Polish striker gathered the bounce back of Leroy Sane’s shot to tap home his 41st goals of the period. That match was the last round of the 2020/2021 season.
Lewandowski had already tied Müller’s 49-year record the earlier end of the week, uncovering a shirt a short time later honoring the amazing Bayern striker which read “4EVER GERD.“
Lewandowski is second on the untouched scorers’ list in the Bundesliga, with 277 goals now, behind just Müller’s 365.