Germany’s legendary footballer Gerd Müller has said goodbye to the world as he passed away on Sunday. The Bayern Munich star player breathed his last at the age of 75, this records tragic football news in the sports world. Confirming this in an official statement, the German club wrote, “FC Bayern are mourning the passing of Gerd Müller. The FC Bayern world is standing still today. The club and all its fans are mourning the death of Gerd Müller, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75.”
The club wrote in its statement, ‘Muller made historic performances for Bayern Munich and Germany. He scored 566 goals in 607 matches for our club and is the highest goalscorer in the Bundesliga till date. He was also the highest goalscorer for seven times. For Germany, he scored 68 goals in 62 matches.
Müller played a key role in Germany winning the European Championship title in 1972. Two years later, in 1974, he won the World Cup title for the German football club by scoring the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands. World Cup and European Championship winner Muller was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015 and since then he was getting his treatment.
Gerd Müller is one of the most important players in the history of FC Bayern.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) August 15, 2021
Der Bomber joined the club in 1964, after which the club won four league titles and four German Cup titles. On the club’s website, Bayern Munich president Herbert Heiner said Gerd Müller was a great striker and also the best man in world football.
Bayern Munich’s new coach Julian Nagelsmann mourns Gerd Müller’s passing: “I offer my condolences to his family and friends. Yesterday was a sad day for all of football. Gerd will stay in our hearts forever – he played so many great games. I hope his family is keeping strong.”
Bundesliga giants praise the legend, tweeting: “Gerd Müller was all about goals. ‘Der Bomber’ never stopped scoring them until the title he was aiming for was won. The phenomenon that is Gerd Müller will occupy people’s minds forever, as it’s already done for generations.”