Legendary German striker Gerd ‘Torpedo’ Müller he has died this Sunday at age 75 then suffer in recent times the disease of Alzheimer’s has confirmed the club of his life, FC Bayern Munich. “Today, the world of FC Bayern it stops. The great German champion and all his fans are dismayed by the loss of Gerd Müller, who passed away at dawn on Sunday at the age of 75, “announced the German club. ‘Torpedo’ Müller, who made history with both Bayern and with the German national team, went down in history at the individual level by scoring 566 goals in 607 official matches with FC Bayern and set the Bundesliga record of 365 goals, as well as winning the top scorer award seven times. With the German national team, he scored 68 goals in 62 games. Müller is associated with the historic successes of Bayern Munich and the German national team in the 1970s. It was, until a few months ago, the absolute record for goals in a season -40, 1971/1972-. Last May he was dethroned by Polish Robert Lewandowski, scoring number 41. But for the Germans Gerd Müller remains the quintessential striker of all time.
Only Leo Messi, with FC Barcelona in 2012, managed to surpass his record, which he had held since 1972, of being the top scorer in a calendar year at the club and national team level. In 2018, it also unseated him as the top league scorer in the history of a club in Europe. Müller signed for Bayern in the summer of 1964 and remained with the Bavarian team until 1979. There he won four Bundesligas, three European Cups, an Intercontinental Cup and a Recopa, among other titles. With Germany, he was European champion in 1972 and world champion in 1974, scoring the winning goal in the Munich final against the Netherlands. After hanging up his boots at the US Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1981, he was a youth coach at Bayern.
Bayern president Herbert Hainer said it is “a sad and black day for FC Bayern.” “Gerd Müller was the best striker in history and an excellent person, a true personality of world football. We are united in a deep duel with his wife Uschi, as well as with his family. FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. without Gerd Müller. His name and his memory will live forever, “he said.
For his part, the club’s general manager, exporter Oliver Kahn, was “deeply” dejected. “He is one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unmatched to this day and he will forever be a part of the great history of Bayern and of all German football. As a player and as a person, Gerd Müller represents Like no other to Bayern and their development to become one of the best clubs in the world. Gerd will always be in our hearts, “he concluded.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.