10 Footballers with most individual awards in world football
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#9 Gerd Muller (Germany) - 3 awards
With a Ballon d'Or and two European Golden Boots, FC Bayern Munich and German legend Gerd Muller comes at ninth. With 721 official goals to his name, Muller is often considered as one of the greatest forwards of all time.
A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, especially in and around the six-yard box, he was a nightmare for opposing defences. Muller spent most of his professional career at Bayern Munich and scored a mindboggling 564 goals in 605 appearances. In the process, he won 4 Bundesliga (1968-69, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74) titles and was instrumental in the European Cup threepeat from 1974 to 1976.
He was no slouch at the international stage either. Having scored 68 goals in 62 games for Germany, he won two international trophies. The first one came in 1972 UEFA Euro, and two years later, he would win his second at the 1974 FIFA World Cup.
Ballon d'Or: 1970
European Golden Boot (2): 1969-70, 1971-72
Published 07 Mar 2019, 17:25 IST