Updated: Munich Legend Gerd Muller Dies Aged 75

Germany and Bayern Munich legend Gerd Muller has passed away at the age of 75.

 

Muller who was among the greatest strikers in football history sadly passed away on Sunday morning.

 

Goal repots that the World Cup and European Championship-winning striker was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2015 and had been living in a specialised care home.

 

                          Photo: Daily Post

 

Bayern Munchen announced the sad news on Sunday, via a statement on the club’s website.

 

“Today the world of FC Bayern stands still. The club and all its fans are mourning the death of Gerd Muller, who passed away on Sunday morning at the age of 75.

 

“Muller made history with Bayern and the Germany national team. He scored an incredible 566 goals in 607 competitive appearances for Bayern and still holds the record for the most goals scored in the Bundesliga with 365, as well as being top scorer seven times. He got 68 goals in 62 caps for the national team.”

 

Meanwhile Bayern president Herbert Hainer condoled with Muller’s family and promised the legendary striker will always be remembered by the club.

 

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“Today is a sad, dark day for FC Bayern and all its fans,” he said.

 

“Gerd Muller 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 Muller. His name and memory will live on forever.”

Umar Farouk Salihu

Umar Farouk Salihu is a Sports Freelance Reporter with Today Post.

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