German Legend Gerd Muller passes away at 75

Former FC Bayern Munich player and World Cup winner with West Germany, Gerd Muller passes away at the age of 75 on Sunday.

Debangshu Biswas
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Bayern Munich icon and West Germany World Cup winner Gerd Muller has died aged 75. Gerhard "Gerd" Müller was a German professional footballer. Muller was famous for his clinical finishing especially in and around the six-yard box. He was undoubtedly one of the best goal scorers the game has ever produced.

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Muller won the 1972 European Championship, the 1974 World Cup, a Club World Cup, three European Cups, a European Cup-Winners' Cup, four Bundesliga titles and four German Cups. He also won the Ballon d'Or in 1970.

He had an unthinkable number of goals for Bayern scoring 566 goals in 607 games. Gerd Muller also scored 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany.

"Today is a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans. Gerd Müller was the greatest striker there's ever been, and a fine person and character of world football. We're all united in deep mourning with his wife Uschi as well as his family. FC Bayern wouldn't be the club we all love today without Gerd Müller. His name and memory will live on forever."

Bayern Munich President, Herbert Hainer said in a statement