Gerd Muller Biography
Full Name: Gerhard Gerd Müller
Nick Name: Der Bomber
Known As: Gerd Muller
Birthday: November 3, 1945
Age: 75 Years
Died: 15th August 2021
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Born In: Nördlingen, Allied-Occupied Germany
Famous As: Former German Footballer
Height: 5’9″ (175 cm), 5’9″ Males
Net worth: $20 million.
Spouse/Ex-: Uschi Ebenböck
Father: Johann Heinrich Müller
Mother: Christina Karoline Müller
Children: Nicole Müller
Who is Gerd Müller?
Gerd Muller is a former German football player, who played as a striker and his prolific goal scoring record for both his clubs and his country. For that he earned the nickname ‘Bomber der Nation’. Muller was born in Nordingen city of Germany and played for the youth ranks of the local club 1861 Nordingen, for whom he scored plenty of goals as a youngster. Eventually, he moved to Bayern Munich in 1964 and stayed with the club for 15 years during which he helped them win almost every major trophy for which it competed. With including the European Cup that the club won three times on the trot in the 1970s. Muller remains the highest ever goal scorer in the history of the German football clubs and without doubt one of its greatest ever players. Muller scored 68 goals for nation team and that too remained a record for many years. Muller scored total 14 goals in World Cup competitions and was instrumental in Germany’s 1974 World Cup triumph at home. Germans win the European Championship in 1972 with the help of Muller. And he remains one of the most decorated players to have ever represented the country at the international level.
Gerd Muller’s Childhood & Early Life
Gerhard Muller known as Gerd Muller, was born on 3rd November, 1945 in Nordingen, Germany. We get very less imformation known about his life as a child.
When Muller was a child, he was started playing football and joined the youth ranks of his local club 1861 Nordingen before long. He was a prodigious goal scorer for the youth team of the club and plundered 180 goals in the season that ended in 1963.
In 1861 Nordingen, Muller was signed up by Bayern Munich in 1964 but at that point the club was in the second division. Then he got promoted to the Bundesliga the following year and Muller’s contribution as a goal scorer was vital in that campaign.
Gerd Muller’s Career
Muller very quickly became one of the most important players in the Bayern Munich squad as his prolific goal scoring made the club one of the most successful clubs in Germany and Europe. Bayern Munich became the German league winners for the first time and Muller was instrumental in the achievement in 1969. After that he would help Bayern Munich win 3 more league titles.
Gerd Muller made his debut for the West German national team in 1966 and eight years later he helped the team win the World Cup at home when he netted the winning goal in the final against the Netherlands. Muller scored 68 goals for the national team in 62 games that stood as a record for close to four decades. Muller create a record of 14 goals in World Cup competitions also stood for 32 years.
In the season of 1972, he not only helped Bayern Munich win the league title but also scored 40 goals in the season to become the highest goal scorer in a single Bundesliga season and the record stands till the present day. Muller led the West German team attack in the European Championships and scored four goals as the national team emerged as the champions in 1972.
Gred Muller was also instrumental in Bayern Munich’s run in the European Cup for three years starting from 1974, when the club won the tournament thrice in a row. He was their striker at the time and scored a number of goals in those campaigns. In the European Cup, Muller netted 66 times in a total of 74 games and it was a record that stood for a long time.
In 1979, Muller left Bayern Munich after having spent 15 years at the club and winning numerous trophies. He scored total 525 goals across all competitions for the club and remains the highest ever goal scorer in the club’s history. After that, in the same year he joined Fort Lauderdale Strikers in the United States and played for them for two years. Subsequently Muller served as the assistant manager of the Bayern Munich reserve team.
Awards & Achievements of Gerd Muller
In 1970, Gerd Muller won the Ballon D’Or. And throughout his career he was nominated for the award a number of times.
In 1967, he was adjudged as the German Footballer of the Year and he was given the honour again two years later.
Muller had a stellar career as a football player during which he held numerous goal scoring records and won every trophy that he competed for. The most important achievement of Muller was that of helping Germany win the World Cup at home in 1974 and Muller scored the winning goal in a 2-1 win in the final. Fortunately this final was in front of his home crowd in Munich.
Personal Life & Legacy of Gerd Muller
Gerd Muller got married with Uschi Ebenbock in 1967. He has one child named Nicole Muller.
Muller had an alcohol problem for many years but he recovered from the problem after going through rehabilitation.
Gerd Muller Death
Herbert Heiner, president of Bayern Munich Football Club, said: Gerd Muller was the greatest striker ever, and the person with the best character in world football. We all offer our condolences to his family. Without Gert Muller, FC Bayern would no longer be the club we all love. His name and memory will endure forever. Said.
Following him, FC Barcelona management said in a Twitter post:
We extend our deepest condolences to the Gerd Muller’s family and friends of, one of the greatest figures in football history.