|Full name||Gerhard Müller|
|Date of birth||November 3, 1945|
|Place of birth||Nördlingen, Allied-occupied Germany|
|Date of death||August 15, 2021(aged 75)|
|Place of death||Wolfratshausen, Bavaria, Germany|
|Height||1.76 m (5 ft 9+1⁄2 in)|
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Gerhard "Gerd" Müller (November 3, 1945 – August 15, 2021) was a German footballer. He played for FC Bayern München and the Germany national team. He was the best striker at his times and still owns many scoring records.
Career[change | change source]
Club career[change | change source]
He started playing football for TSV 1861 Nördlingen, where he scored in the 1962/63 season 180 out of 204 goals. From 1964 he played for FC Bayern München. In his first season for Bayern München he scored in 26 matches 33 goals. From 1965 till 1979 he scored in 427 Bundesliga matches and scored 365 goals. This record is still existing. From 1979 till 1982 he played in the US-professional league for Ford Lauderdale Strikers and Smiths Brothers Lounge.
International[change | change source]
He started his international career on 12 October 1966 in Ankara versus Turkey. In his second match versus Albania he scored his first four of his 68 goals in the national team. He was member of the 1970 FIFA World Cup team. With ten goals he was the best scorer in this tournament. 1972 Germany won the European Championship and Müller was again the best scorer of this tournament. 1974 he won with Germany the FIFA World Cup where he scored the second goal in the 2:1 victory over the Netherlands. After this tournament he resigned from the team.
Records[change | change source]
- Müller scored 68 goals in 62 matches for Germany. He was the best scorer of the team until Miroslav Klose broke his record in 2014.
- During two World Cups (1970 and 1974) he scored 14 goals. This record was broken by Ronaldo during the World Cup 2006.
Death[change | change source]
Honors[change | change source]
Titles with Bayern Munich[change | change source]
- Intercontinental Cup: 1976
- European Cup: 1974, 1975, 1976
- European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1967
- Bundesliga: 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974
- German Cup: 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
- Regionalliga Süd: 1965
International[change | change source]
Personal honours[change | change source]
- European Footballer of the Year: 1970
- German Footballer of the Year: 1967, 1969
- Voted best Player 40 Years Bundesliga 1963–2003
- European top scorer: 1970, 1972
- German top scorer: 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
- World Cup top scorer: 1970
- European Championship top scorer: 1972
- European Cup top scorer: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
- World Football's Greatest Goalscorer of All Time (awarded in 2000)
- Named to FIFA 100
Club career statistics[change | change source]
|United States||League||U.S. Open Cup||North America||Total|
|1979||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||NASL||27||19||-||-||27||19|
International career statistics[change | change source]
|Germany national team|
References[change | change source]
- FIFA.com. "FIFA - FIFA.com". www.fifa.com.
- "Gerd Muller, Bayern Munich Legend, Diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease". Bleacher Report. 6 October 2015. Archived from the original on 7 October 2015. Retrieved 6 October 2015.
- "Gerd Müller ist tot: Der Bomber der Nation starb mit 75 Jahren". FOCUS Online (in German). 15 August 2021. Retrieved 15 August 2021.
- Strack-Zimmermann, Benjamin. "Gerd Müller". www.national-football-teams.com.
- "Gerhard "Gerd" Müller - Goals in International Matches". www.rsssf.com.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Gerd Müller - Player profile FIFA.com
- Gerd Müller at fussballdaten.de (in German)
- Portrait of Gerd Müller at FIFA.com
- Statistics on Müller's matches and goals at RSSSF.com