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
- 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
- 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: