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Iconic German striker Gerd Mller dies at 75

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Iconic German striker Gerd Mller dies at 75

The attacker, who made historical past with each Bayern and Germany, set the yet-unsurpassed report of 365 targets within the Bundesliga. I have been affected by Alzheimer’s for 5 years.

Gerd Mller, in 1974.STAFFAFP

Legendary German striker Gerd Mller has handed away this Sunday at 75 years later undergo over the past instances the illness of Alzheimer’s, has confirmed the membership of his life, FC Bayern Munich.

“Today, the world of FC Bayern comes to a standstill. The great German champion and all his fans are shocked by the loss of Gerd Mller, who died at dawn on Sunday at the age of 75,” the German membership introduced.

‘Torpedo’ Mller, who made historical past with each Bayern and Germany, went down in particular person historical past by scoring 566 targets in 607 video games Officers with FC Bayern and set the still-unsurpassed report of 365 targets within the Bundesliga, in addition to successful the highest scorer award seven instances. With the German nationwide workforce, he scored 68 targets in 62 video games.

Solely Leo Messi, with FC Barcelona in 2012, he managed to surpass his report, which he had held since 1972, of being the high performer in a calendar 12 months on the membership and nationwide workforce degree. In 2018, I additionally unseated him as the highest league scorer within the historical past of a membership in Europe.

Mller signed for Bayern in the summertime of 1964 and remained with the Bavarian workforce till 1979. There he received 4 Bundesligas, three European Cups, an Intercontinental Cup and a Recopa, amongst different titles.

With Germany, it was European champion in 1972 and world champion in 1974, scoring the successful aim within the Munich last in opposition to the Netherlands. After hanging up his boots on the US Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1981, he was a youth coach at Bayern.

The president of Bayern, Herbert Hainer, stated it’s “a sad and black day for FC Bayern.” “Gerd Mller was the best striker ever and an excellent person, a true world football personality. We are united in a deep mourning with his wife Uschi, as well as with his family. FC Bayern will not be the club we all love today without Gerd Mller. His name and his memory will live forever, “he stated.

For his half, the Basic Director of the membership, the exporter Oliver kahn, he was “deeply” dejected. “He is one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unmatched to this day and forever be a part of the great history of Bayern and all of German football. As a player and as a person, Gerd Mller represents Bayern like no other and their development to become one of the best clubs in the world. Gerd will always be in our hearts, “he concluded.