Germany and Bayern Munich legend, Gerd Muller dies at 75
|Bayern and Germany legend Gerd Muller passed on at the age of 75. (Photo credit: Sky Sports)
Germany and Bayern Munich legendary striker Gerd Muller has passed away at the age of 75.
Muller won the European Championship in 1972, the World Cup in 1974, a Club World Cup, three European Cups, a European Cup-Winners' Cup, four Bundesliga crowns, and four German Cups. In 1970, he was also awarded the Ballon d'Or.
His 365 Bundesliga goals remain a German record, and his single-season high of 40 was only surpassed last season by Robert Lewandowski.
"Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and all of its fans. Gerd Muller was the greatest striker there has ever been -- and a fine person, a personality in world football, "Bayern president Herbert Hainer revealed over the weekend in a statement.
"We are united in deep sorrow with his wife Uschi and his family. Without Gerd Muller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever."
Muller scored 14 goals in two World Cups and 85 goals for club and country in only 60 appearances in 1972. Former Barcelona star Lionel Messi broke the world record when he scored 91 goals in 69 games in 2012.