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Gerd Müller
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Personal information
Full nameGerhard Müller
Date of birth3 November 1945 (1945-11-03) (age 73)
Place of birthNördlingen, Germany
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Playing positionStriker (retired)
Youth career
1960-1963Nördlingen
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
1963-1964
1964-1978
1979-1981
Nördlingen
Bayern Munich
Fort Lauderdale Strikers
National team
1966-1974Germany
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Gerd Müller (born November 3, 1945 in Nördlingen) is a former football player. He played for FC bayern Muinich and the Germany national team. He was the best striker at his times and still owns many scoring records.

Career

Club career

He started playing football for TSV 1861 Nördlingen, where he scored in the 1962/63 season 180 out of 204 goals.[1] From 1964 he played for FC Bayern München. In his first season for Bayern München he scored in 26 matches 33 goals. From 1965 till 1979 he scored in 427 Bundesliga matches and scored 365 goals. This record is still existing. From 1979 till 1982 he played in the US-professional league for Ford Lauderdale Strikers and Smiths Brothers Lounge.

International

He started his international career on 12 October 1966 in Ankara versus Turkey. In his second match versus Albania he scored his first four og his 68 goals in the national team. He was member of the 1970 FIFA World Cup team. With ten goals he was the best scorer in this tournament. 1972 Germany won the Europen Championship and Müller was again the best scorer of this tournament. 1974 he won with Germany the FIFA World Cup where he scored the second goal in the 2:1 victory over the Netherlands. After this tournament he resigned from the team.

Records

  • Müller scored 68 goals in 62 matches for Germany. He was the best scorer of the team until Miroslav Klose broke his record in 2014.
  • During two World Cups (1970 and 1974) he scored 14 goals. This record was broken by Ronaldo during the World Cup 2006.

Honors

Titles with Bayern Munich

International

Personal honours

Club career statistics

Club performance League CupContinentalTotal
SeasonClubLeague AppsGoals AppsGoalsAppsGoalsAppsGoals
GermanyLeague DFB-Pokal EuropeTotal
1964/65 Bayern Munich Regionalliga 26 33 - - 26 33
1965/66 Bundesliga 33 15 6 1 - 39 16
1966/67 32 28 4 7 9 8 45 43
1967/68 34 19 4 4 8 7 46 30
1968/69 30 30 5 7 - 35 37
1969/70 33 38 3 4 2 0 38 42
1970/71 32 22 7 10 8 7 47 39
1971/72 34 40 6 5 8 5 48 50
1972/73 33 36 5 7 6 12 44 55
1973/74 34 30 4 5 10 8 48 43
1974/75 33 23 3 2 7 5 43 30
1975/76 22 23 6 7 6 5 34 35
1976/77 25 28 4 11 4 5 33 44
1977/78 33 24 3 4 6 4 42 32
1978/79 19 9 2 4 - 21 13
United StatesLeague Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup North AmericaTotal
1979 Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL 27 19 - - 27 19
1980 36 16 - - 36 16
1981 17 5 - - 17 5
Country Germany 453 398 62 78 74 66 589 542
United States 80 40 - - 80 40
Total 533 438 62 78 74 66 669 582

International career statistics

[3] [4]

Germany national team
YearAppsGoals
1966 1 0
1967 4 6
1968 3 2
1969 7 9
1970 12 13
1971 8 12
1972 7 13
1973 8 7
1974 12 6
Total 62 68

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