Germany And FC Bayern Legend Gerd Müller Dies @ 75

Germany and FC Bayern Munich fans have been thrown into mourning by the death of Gerd Müller, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75.

Müller made history with Bayern and the Germany national team.

President Herbert Hainer said: “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.”

CEO Oliver Kahn added: “The news of Gerd Müller’s death deeply saddens us all.

“He’s one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unrivalled to this day and will forever be a part of the great history of FC Bayern and all of German football.

“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. Gerd will forever be in our hearts.”

With the national team, Müller won the 1972 European Championship and the 1974 World Cup, scoring the winning goal in the final in Munich against the Netherlands.

After retiring, he remained with the club for a long time as a youth coach.

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Müller is survived by his wife Uschi and a daughter.

This article was most recently revised and updated 1 year ago

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