Legendary German striker Gerd Mueller died within the early hours of Sunday on the age of 75, his former membership Bayern Munich has confirmed.
“Today, the world of FC Bayern stands still,” the membership wrote on it’s web site.
During a glittering profession, Mueller scored a document 365 targets for Bayern within the Bundesliga in the course of the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, in addition to scoring 68 occasions for West Germany in 62 internationals.
“Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and its fans,” mentioned Bayern president Herbert Hainer.
“Gerd Mueller was the best striker there has ever been — and a high-quality individual, a persona in world soccer.
“Without Gerd Mueller, FC Bayern wouldn’t be the membership all of us love in the present day.
“His name and the memory of him will live on forever.”
For the previous few years, Mueller had been affected by dementia.
He leaves behind his spouse Uschi and a daughter.
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Largely due to his targets, Mueller made historical past for each Bayern Munich and West Germany.
He scored an unbelievable 566 targets in 607 aggressive video games for FC Bayern.
“Without Gerd’s goals, we’d still be in our old wooden hut on Saebener Strasse (the club training ground),” Franz Beckenbauer as soon as mentioned of his former Bayern and West Germany team-mate.
Mueller was a part of Bayern groups that received 4 Bundesliga titles and dominated the previous European Cup — now the Champions League — lifting the trophy three consecutive seasons from 1974-76.
Mueller’s Bundesliga document of 40 targets scored in a single season stood from 1971/72 till present Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski scored for the forty first time in 2020/21 final May.
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn described Mueller as “one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern”.
“His achievements are unmatched to this day and will forever be part of the great history of FC Bayern and all of German football,” Kahn added.
With the West German nationwide group, Mueller received the 1972 European championships and the World Cup on residence soil in 1974, scoring the profitable purpose within the remaining in Munich towards the Netherlands.
After his profession, he stayed with the membership for a very long time as a coach for the youth groups.