Gerd Muller


BornNovember 3, 1945


Gerhard "Gerd" Muller is a retired German footballer and one of the most prolific goalscorers of all time.Muller began his football career at the TSV 1861 Nördlingen.Muller joined FC Bayern Munich in 1964. With his club,Muller amassed titles in his profile, during the 60s and 70s: He won the German Championship four times, the DFB-Pokal four times, the European Champions' Cup three times, the Intercontinental Cup once, and the European Cup Winners' Cup once. A supremely opportunistic goal-scorer, he also became German top scorer seven times and European top scorer twice.Muller scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches for Bayern Munich, almost 100 goals more than the second most successful Bundesliga scorer, Klaus Fischer. . He holds the single-season Bundesliga record with 40 goals in season 1971–72. He scored 68 goals in 62 German Cup games. His international career started in 1966 and ended on 7 July 1974 with the win of the World Cup at his home stadium in Munich.Muller also participated in the 1972 European Championship, becoming top scorer with four goals (including two in the final) and winning the Championship with the West German team. After his career in the Bundesliga he went to the United States, where he joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League in 1979. In 2004, due to his impressive statistics,Muller one of the 125 best living footballers in his FIFA 100 list.
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