Müller equals Kahn's wins record at FCB
Mr. Reliable is now a joint record holder for the most number of wins as he continues on his quest for legendary status at FC Bayern. Thomas Müller celebrated his 260th league victory with FCB thanks to a 2-1 victory in Cologne, thus equalling Oliver Kahn's club record - in just 357 appearances. The Titan is still the Bundesliga leader in wins across all clubs, with 310 victories in 557 matches. The national one-club record is currently held by Manfred Kaltz, who won 291 games with Hamburg in 581 matches. However, Müller is likely to have both records in his sights.
260 Bundesliga wins for Müller- with every single one in the red of Bayern.
No glitz and glamour, but successful
"It wasn't a glitzy or glamorous performance," Müller said, summarising his record-equalling win afterwards, "it was a laboured victory." After all, he was the one who put FC Bayern on the road to success against Köln. When FCB were awarded a penalty in the 13th minute of the game, the 31-year-old took the ball and left Köln 'keeper Timo Horn with no chance, even though he'd guessed the right way. Even with time running out in the game, Müller still showed full commitment, and did not shy away from lung-bursting runs, as well as leading his Munich team in the most 50/50s of any player.
Müller a guarantor of success
Müller already impressed last season with his attacking prowess, being crowned the assist king of the Bundesliga. This season, the magical Müller has seamlessly continued this level of performance, notching up eight goal contributions in just six games (four goals and assists apiece). This is a joint-career high - so far he has only managed to achieve that many in the treble-winning season of 2012/13. One thing is for certain in any case: FC Bayern have been able to rely on Müller for years!
In our match report we summarised every moment worth noting from the match in Cologne: