Born on 3 November 1945 at Nördlingen, Germany, Gerhard “Gerd” Müller is a retired German footballer who played for German national team and football clubs including Bayern Munich and Fort Lauderdale Strikers. Nicknamed “Bomber der Nation (“the nation’s Bomber”)”, Müller is the greatest striker in Germany even in the world and he has won lots of team and individual trophies during his professional footballer career. He got the German Footballer of the Year award in 1967 and 1969 and was named the European Footballer of the Year and awarded Ballon d’Or in 1970. Besides, Müller got the 1970 and 1972 European Golden Shoe awards. In 2004, Brazilian football legend Pelé named Müller in the FIFA 100 list of the world’s greatest living players.
Müller scored a total of 14 goals in two World Cups he had played. He scored ten goals at the 1970 FIFA World Cup and scored four goals in the 1974 World Cup for West Germany. It was Müller who held the goal-scoring record in the World Cup with 14 goals for 32 years. Brazilian footballer Ronaldo and German footballer Miroslav Klose broke the record in the 2006 and 2010 World Cups. Ronaldo was described as the most promising footballer of his generation by Pelé. He is a footballer with explosive pace and outstanding finishing skills. This player helped his team win two Copa Américas, a UEFA Cup, a Dutch Cup, a Spanish League Cup.
The Germany national team Müller has played for nowadays becomes an excellent and successful team. The squad won the 2014 World Cup and the 2017 Confederations Cup. It got three titles of European Championship in 1972, 1980 and 1996, too. The team has reached the final in eight World Cups and got titles four times.
There is a collection of apparel released by Adidas, the global brand, with Müller’s name. It is part of the Adidas originals series. If you are a loyal fan of Müller, you may collect these shirts. In 2008, Rieser Sportpark was changed Gerd-Müller Stadion in honor of the great footballer.
Müller has a best friend Franz Beckenbauer. They played for Bayern München together and when they played away games, the two players always shared a room. Beckenbauer was called Der Kaiser (“The Emperor”) due to his elegant playing style.
Today, Beckenbauer remains an influential figure in both German and international football. He currently works as a pundit for Sky Germany, the Honorary Life President of Bayern München and is a columnist for the tabloid Bild.
Bayern München without doubt is the most successful football club in Germany which has won FIFA World Cup, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Champions League, Bundesliga, Deutscher Fussball Bund Pokal, DFL-Supercup and DFB-Liga-Pokal. The club is ranked the third in the current UEFA club coefficient rankings. The club has a very cute mascot called Berni. If you are a fan of the club and you like the mascot, you can buy some football shirt at FC Kingdom to show your loyalty and support.