Gerd Müller: Legendary Bayern Munich striker mourned after death, aged 75


After joining Bayern in 1964, Müller went on to win four Bundesliga titles, four German Cups, three European Cups, the European Cup Winners’ Cup as well as the Intercontinental Cup, a competition played between the winners of the European Cup and South America’s Copa Libertadores.

“His achievements are unrivaled to this day,” said Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn. “As a player and a person, Gerd Müller stands for FC Bayern and its development into one of the biggest clubs in the world like no other.”

In the 1974 World Cup final, Müller scored the winner in West Germany’s 2-1 victory against the Netherlands.

Two years earlier he was part of the national team which won the 1972 European Championship, scoring twice in the 3-0 victory against the Soviet Union in the final.

Müller is survived by his wife Uschi and a daughter, according to the Bayern website.

“We’re all united in deep mourning with his wife Uschi as well as his family,” added Hainer. “FC Bayern wouldn’t be the club we all love today without Gerd Müller. His name and memory will live on forever.”

After retiring, Müller remained with Bayern working as a youth coach. However, in later life he suffered from dementia, according to FIFA’s website in November 2020, and lived in a care home to the south of Munich, where he was regularly visited by his wife.

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