Everything was planned, a small group of guests invited - but in times like these things often turn out differently. Due to the current coronavirus situation and the regulations of the Free State of Bavaria, the planned honour for Gerd Müller on his 75th birthday in the FC Bayern Museum cannot take place. FC Bayern very much regrets this cancellation, as they wish to thank Der Bomber and emphasise his unique importance for the club. The club museum is expecting visitors in the near future for the special exhibition "Goals for Eternity. 75 years of Gerd Müller."
When the doors to the club museum are allowed to re-open, guests will have the opportunity to learn about Müller until 31 August 2021 - including newly researched and previously unknown details. Several installations will display data, facts and emotional stories about the man whose goalscoring exploits are still unmatched to this day. The focus is primarily on the statistics, which make the unbelievable work of Der Bomber on the pitch tangible for later generations. 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games speak for themselves - just like the record 40 goals in the 1971/72 season. A total of 1,251 goals in competitive and friendly matches for FC Bayern is simply an incredible number!
Müller: a genius on and off the pitch
The fact that Müller was not only top scorer seven times, but also shone as an assist provider, can be seen on a special graphic. One topic to smile about is the terrible record that numerous Bundesliga goalkeepers had against the Bayern striker at the time. Nobody suffered more than Horst Wolter, who had to fish the ball out of the net 20 times over the years.
His genius in front of goal was well known, so it's not surprising that he was adored around the world. But beyond the penalty area - his favorite terrain, of course - he was an ambitious player and almost unbeatable at Bavarian card game Schafkopf.
Anticipation is known to be the greatest joy. Therefore, Bayern fans, those interested in football or simply the curious should all make a note of the re-opening of the club museum.