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Gerd Müller's career in numbers

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The penalty area was his domain and goals were his currency. Gerd Müller is one of the greatest figures in the history of German football and a living legend. On Tuesday, Der Bomber, perhaps the greatest goalscorer ever, turns 75. fcbayern.com has a look at his remarkable career.

Overview of Gerd Müller’s honours

FC Bayern Munich (1964-1979):

  • Intercontinental Cup: 1976
  • European Cup: 1974, 1975, 1976
  • UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup: 1967
  • Bundesliga: 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974
  • DFB Cup: 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
  • European Golden Shoe: 1970, 1972
  • Bundesliga top scorer: 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
  • Ballon d’Or: 1970
  • Germany’s Footballer of the Year: 1967, 1969
  • 427 Bundesliga games / 365 goals
  • 74 European games / 66 goals

Germany (1966-1974):

  • World Cup: 1974
  • European Championship: 1972
  • World Cup Golden Boot: 1970 (10 goals)
  • 62 caps / 68 goals

Fort Lauderdale Strikers (1979-1981):

  • 80 games in the North American Soccer League / 40 goals

Other records

  • The Bundesliga’s all-time top scorer with 365 goals in 427 games.
  • Müller scored on average every 105 minutes in the Bundesliga, which is a record for players with at least 20 goals.
  • Der Bomber holds the record for goals scored in a single Bundesliga season (40 in 1971/72).
  • Müller scored in a record 16 consecutive Bundesliga games in 1969/70.
  • Müller scored a brace or more in 87 Bundesliga games – a league record by some distance.
  • That included 32 hat-tricks or more. He scored five goals in four matches and exactly four goals 10 times.
  • He is also the all-time top scorer in the DFB Cup, having more goals (78) than games (62).
  • He finished as top scorer in 18 different competitions.
  • He has a record seven Bundesliga Torjägerkanone.
  • With 13 goals at two World Cups, Der Bomber was the all-time top scorer until 2006 when Brazil’s Ronaldo overtook him with 14 from three tournaments.
  • Müller scored 142 goals to put his team in the lead, with 77 of them being the winner.

Learn more about the milestones from Müller’s great career here:

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