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Mourning in world football - Gerd Miller has died

One of the greatest goal scorers of all time, the unsurpassed Gerd Miller, is no longer with us. The German striker was considered the best footballer “in the box”, as there were few times when he did not “find nets” being in the big and especially in the small area.

Miller, who deservedly earned the nickname “Bomber der Nation”, died at the age of 75, according to an announcement by Bayern Munich, with the “colors” of which the deceased had a great career.

“Today is a sad, dark day for Bayern and all its fans. “Gerd Miller was the greatest striker ever and a good man, a figure in world football,” said Herbert Heiner, the Bavarian president. his family. Without Gerd Miller, Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and his memory will remain forever. ”One of the greatest goal scorers of all time, the unsurpassed Gerd Miller, is no longer with us. The German striker was considered the best footballer “in the box”, as there were few times when he did not “find nets” being in the big and especially in the small area.

Miller, who deservedly earned the nickname “Bomber der Nation”, died at the age of 75, according to an announcement by Bayern Munich, with the “colors” of which the deceased had a great career.

“Today is a sad, dark day for Bayern and all its fans. “Gerd Miller was the greatest striker ever and a good man, a figure in world football,” said Herbert Heiner, the Bavarian president. his family. Without Gerd Miller, Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and memory will remain forever. “

Miller was born on November 3, 1945, in the city of Nerdingen. In the Bundesliga, he scored 365 goals in 427 games (all against Bayern) and is the all-time leading scorer in the German league.

No player in Germany has won the title of top scorer as many times as Miller (7), while in all competitions with Bayern where he spent most of his career (1964-1979), he scored 569 goals in 611 appearances, winning 4 championships, an equal number of Cups, 3 Champions Cups, 1 Cup Winners' Cup and an intercontinental.

Miller began his career in the 1963-64 season with Nerdingen 1861, and closed it (1979-81) in the United States with the Florida Strikers.

On a personal level, Miller also won the “Golden Shoe” twice and the “Golden Ball” once.

  • World Champion in 1974 and European Champion in 1972, Miller scored 68 goals in 62 games for his country's national team. Only Miroslav Klose, with 71 goals (but in 137 games) managed to surpass him in the 2014 World Cup.
  • For 32 years he was the top scorer in the history of the World Cup with 14 goals, a record that was taken, first by the Brazilian Ronaldo and then by Klose.
  • The deceased has been suffering from dementia since 2008 and for the last five years, he has been living in a nursing home. Due to his illness, which was revealed by Bayern in 2015, Miller had not appeared in public for a number of years.

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Source: politis.com.cy

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