Gerd Muller- Bayern Munich and Germany Legend Dies
The FC Bayern world is standing still today. The club and all its fans are mourning the death of Gerd Muller who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75.
Fondly called Der Bomber he originally joined Bayern in summer 1964 and won the Intercontinental Cup, three European Cups, and a European Cup Winners’ Cup.
The striker scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany, including the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final against the Netherlands.
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 games and 66 goals in 74 European matches as well as being the top scorer seven times.
His former club, Bayern Munich revealed the news on their official Twitter account, saying: “Today the world of FC Bayern stands still.
“The German record champions and his entire fan base mourn Gerd Muller, who died early Sunday morning at the age of 75.”
Many have come out to eulogize the goals scoring machine for his prowess that saw him take both the club and his country to greater heights.
“The news of Gerd Müller’s death deeply saddens us all. He’s one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unrivaled to this day and will forever be a part of the great history of FC Bayern and all of German football,” said chief executive officer Oliver Kahn.