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Gerd Müller

Footballer and Striker Gerd Müller

Full Name: Gerhard "Gerd" Müller known as "Der Bomber" (the nation's Bomber)
Profession: Footballer and Striker

Nationality:
Germany
German

Why Famous: Scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany.

Also played 453 games for Bayern Munich 453 games, scoring 398 goals.

Born: November 3, 1945
Birthplace: Nördlingen, Germany
Age: 75 years old

Generation: Silent Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Scorpio

Historical Events

  • 1969-12-23 Ballon d'Or: Milan midfielder Gianni Rivera wins award for best European football player ahead of Cagliari forward Luigi Riva and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1970-12-29 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller wins award for best European football player ahead of West Ham United defender Bobby Moore and Cagliari forward Luigi Riva
  • 1972-06-18 UEFA European Championship Final, Heysel Stadium, Brussels, Belgium: Gerd Müller scores a brace as West Germany beats Soviet Union, 3-0
  • 1972-12-26 Ballon d'Or: Bayern Munich defender Franz Beckenbauer wins award for best European football player ahead of tied fellow German duo of Gerd Müller and Günter Netzer
  • 1973-12-25 Ballon d'Or: Ajax forward Johan Cruyff wins his second award for best European football player ahead of Juventus goalkeeper Dino Zoff and Bayern Munich striker Gerd Müller
  • 1974-07-07 FIFA World Cup Final, Olympiastadion, Munich, Germany: Striker Gerd Müller scores 43rd minute winner as West Germany beats the Netherlands, 2-1

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