One of the best strikers in football history unfortunately died on Sunday early morning
Germany and Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller has actually died at the age of 75.
The World Cup and European Championship-winning striker was identified with Alzheimer’s illness in 2015 and had actually been residing in a specialised care house.
The Bundesliga giants revealed the unfortunate news on Sunday, with Muller made it through by his other half, Uschi, and his child Nicole.
A declaration on Bayern’s club site read: “Today the world of FC Bayern stalls. The club and all its fans are grieving the death of Gerd Muller, who died on Sunday early morning at the age of 75.
“Muller made history with Bayern and the Germany national team. He scored an incredible 566 goals in 607 competitive appearances for Bayern and still holds the record for the most goals scored in the Bundesliga with 365, as well as being top scorer seven times. He got 68 goals in 62 caps for the national team.”
Bayern president Herbert Hainer revealed his compassion with Muller’s household and guaranteed the famous striker will constantly be kept in mind by the club.
“Today is a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans,” he stated.
“Gerd Muller was the best striker there’s ever been, and a great individual and character of world football. We’re all joined in deep grieving with his other half Uschi along with his household.
“FC Bayern wouldn’t be the club we all love today without Gerd Muller. His name and memory will live on forever.”
CEO and previous goalkeeper Oliver Kahn included: “The news of Gerd Muller’s death deeply distresses all of us. He’s among the best legends in the history of FC Bayern, his accomplishments are unique to this day and will permanently belong of the fantastic history of FC Bayern and all of German football.
“As a player and a person, Gerd Muller stands for FC Bayern and its development into one of the biggest clubs in the world like no other. Gerd will forever be in our hearts.”
Muller is considered as among the finest strikers in football history and an icon throughout the video game.
He invested 15 years with Bayern and assisted fire them to European Cup success on 3 events.
Muller likewise assisted the Bavarians to 4 Bundesliga titles, ending up being the German leading-flight’s all-time top scorer along the method.
The respected opponent was essential in Germany’s success in the 1970s, too. He was the leading scorer in Euro 72 and struck two times in the last as they beat Soviet Union 3-0.
He likewise netted the winning objective in the 1974 World Cup last as his side went out 2-1 winners versus Netherlands.