Gerd Müller is Germany's greatest World Cup hero
He's the Bundesliga's all-time top scorer with 365 goals, netted 68 times in just 64 matches for Germany and scored the winner in the 1974 World Cup final against the Netherlands. Without a doubt, Gerd Müller is a footballing legend and according to a survey remains the greatest of all time for Germans.
In a national survey of over 1,000 football fans by marketing company Respondi for the publisher DIE WERKSTATT , 17 per cent said that Der Bomber remained the country's greatest World Cup hero. Second place went to the World Cup's all-time top scorer Miroslav Klose (13.5%) and third was Franz Beckenbauer (13%).
Müller also comes out near the top when for Germany's most important World Cup goal. His winner in the 1974 final came third, while his acrobatic scissor-kick in extra-time of the 3-2 win over England in the 1970 quarter-final was voted fourth. For the fans, the greatest German World Cup goal came 64 years ago when Helmut Rahn completed the so-called "Miracle of Bern" in the 1954 final. That strike claimed 36 per cent of the vote and finished ahead of Mario Götze's winner against Argentina in 2014.