Gerhard “Gerd” Muller is a former German international football player who used to feature prominently during the 1960s and 1970s. He played as a striker and is known as one of the world’s most prolific strikers of all time and was awarded the European Footballer of the Year in 1970. Muller scored 68 goals in 62 international matches for Germany, 365 in 427 German Bundesliga matches and 66 goals in 74 European Club games. He was named by Pele in March 2004 as one of the 125 greatest living footballers.
Gerd Muller started his club career at TSV 1861 Nordingen in 1963 and scored 51 goals in 32 league matches. He moved to German and European powerhouse Bayern Munich in 1964 and played for them until 1979. He won the German Bundesliga four times with Bayern and also won the German Cup on four occasions. He won the European Cup trice, the Intercontinental Cup once and the European Cup Winners’ Cup once. He was also the German top scorer seven times and the European top scorer twice. Gerd Muller also holds the record of scoring 40 goals in a Bundesliga season’ he did that during the 1971-1972 season.
Gerd Muller signed for the Fort Lauderdale Strikers in 1979 and played for them for two seasons.
Gerd Muller made his international debut for (West) Germany in 1966 and went onto feature in 62 international matches for his nation, scoring 68 goals. He scored ten goals at the 1970 World Cup finals and four at the 1974 World Cup finals. He actually won the 1974 World Cup with the nation and scored the winning goal against the Netherlands in the final. He also played for his nation at the 1972 European Championship.
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