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FIFA World Cup Brazinga 2014: Cup Legend Gerd Muller

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 6:31pm IST | Agency: dna

Date of birth:
November 3, 1945
Position: Striker
National team: Germany
Appearances: 62
Goal: 68

The name is Gerhard Muller. The nickname is ‘Der Bomber’. The remarkable records set by this man still remain unchallenged today. The Bayern Munich and West Germany predator scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games and 68 times in 62 internationals, milestones no other player is ever likely to equal. And all that despite singing “A football game is far from easy, goals never come cheaply,” in his brief, and regrettable, foray into the world of popular music with the track Dann macht es bum. He was named the European Player of the Year in 1970. Two years later, he went onto win the European Championships. World Cup glory finally arrived in 1974 with him scoring the winning goal in the final against The Netherlands.

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