STV Sport sponsored by Papa Johns

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller dies aged 75

Muller netted a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller dies aged 75 iStock
The news was announced by Bayern Munich on Sunday.

Germany World Cup winner Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75.

His former club Bayern Munich revealed the news on their Twitter account on Sunday afternoon.

A statement read: “Today the world of FC Bayern stands still.

“The German record champions and his entire fan base mourn Gerd Muller, who died early Sunday morning at the age of 75.”

The striker scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany, including the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final against Holland.

During 15 years at Bayern, Muller netted a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games and 66 goals in 74 European matches.

Bayern president Herbert Hainer told the club website: “Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and all of its fans.

“Gerd Muller was the greatest striker there has ever been – and a fine person, a personality in world football. We are united in deep sorrow with his wife Uschi and his family.

“Without Gerd Muller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever.”