Germany and FC Bayern Munich fans have been thrown into mourning by the death of Gerd MÃ¼ller, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75.
MÃ¼ller made history with Bayern and the Germany national team.
President Herbert Hainer said: âToday is a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans. Gerd MÃ¼ller was the greatest striker thereâs ever been, and a fine person and character of world football.
âWeâre all united in deep mourning with his wife Uschi as well as his family.
âFC Bayern wouldnât be the club we all love today without Gerd MÃ¼ller. His name and memory will live on forever.â
CEO Oliver Kahn added: âThe news of Gerd MÃ¼llerâs death deeply saddens us all.
âHeâs 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.
âAs a player and a person, Gerd MÃ¼ller 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.â
With the national team, MÃ¼ller 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.
MÃ¼ller is survived by his wife Uschi and a daughter.