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Gerd Müller

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Gerhard (Gerd) Müller (born 3 November 1945 in Nördlingen, Federal Republic of Germany) is a retired German international football striker. As a prolific goalscorer, he was nicknamed Der Bomber. Playing for West Germany from 1966 to 1974, Müller scored 68 goals in 62 appearances. This was a record for Germany (i.e., Bundesrepublik Deutschland; the BRD) until his total was overtaken by Miroslav Klose in 2014. Müller scored the winning goal for West Germany when they defeated the Netherlands 2–1 in the 1974 World Cup Final.

In club football, he began his professional career at TSV 1861 Nördlingen in 1963 and joined Bayern Munich a year later. He played for Bayern until 1979 and, in 427 Bundesliga matches for them, scored 365 goals with a further 66 goals in 74 appearances in European club competitions. He was a member of the Bayern teams that won the European Cup three seasons in succession from 1973–74 to 1975–76.

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