ATLANTA, GEORGIA—The soccer world is mourning the death of legendary German striker Gerd Müller who died at 75 years old on Sunday.
Müller, the Bayern Munich and former West Germany soccer great known as “Der Bomber” for his scoring prowess is well-loved and respected by soccer fans around the world.
The legendary German forward scored 566 goals for Bayern between 1964 and 1979, helping the team to four German titles, four German Cup wins, and three European Cup victories in that time. He still holds the record for the most goals scored in the Bundesliga with 365, scored in 427 league games.
Soccer experts said what makes Muller such a legend is that his goals are scored in a variety of ways, helped earn Bayern promotion to the Bundesliga in 1965, and usher in a period of greatness at the club that laid the foundation for its success today.
Some of the top soccer stars and coaches have offer tribute to the legendary striker.
“The best striker in history,” Manchester City coach Pep Guardiola said on Twitter.
Former England forward Gary Lineker said he “loved watching him as a child and learned so much from doing so. The greatest penalty box goal scorer I’ve ever seen.”

By bob

A veteran soccer journalist who is an avid fan of Atlanta United and Lionel Messi.