Gerd Müller

1945 - Today

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Gerhard "Gerd" Müller (German pronunciation: [ˈɡɛɐ̯t ˈmʏlɐ]; born 3 November 1945) is a German former professional footballer. A prolific striker renowned for his clinical finishing, especially in and around the six-yard box, he is widely regarded as one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of the sport.At international level with West Germany, he scored 68 goals in 62 appearances, and at club level, after 15 years with Bayern Munich, he scored a record 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga games and an international record 66 goals in 74 European club games. Averaging over a goal a game with West Germany, Müller is now 19th on the list of all time international goalscorers, despite playing fewer matches than every other player in the top 48. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gerd Müller has received more than 2,756,772 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 68 in 2019). Gerd Müller is the 8th most popular soccer player (up from 10th in 2019), the 83rd most popular biography from Germany (up from 132nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular German Soccer Player.

Gerd Müller is most famous for being the all-time leading goalscorer for the German national team. He scored 68 goals in 62 games for his country.

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Among soccer players, Gerd Müller ranks 8 out of 16,923Before him are Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskás, Garrincha, Eusébio, Alfredo Di Stéfano, and Franz Beckenbauer. After him are Diego Maradona, Lev Yashin, Giuseppe Meazza, Zinedine Zidane, Cesare Maldini, and George Best.

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Among people born in 1945, Gerd Müller ranks 4Before him are Bob Marley, Rodrigo Duterte, and Franz Beckenbauer. After him are Anni-Frid Lyngstad, Radovan Karadžić, Vince McMahon, Aung San Suu Kyi, Tom Selleck, Eric Clapton, Helen Mirren, and Hans-Adam II, Prince of Liechtenstein.

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Among people born in Germany, Gerd Müller ranks 83 out of 5,289Before him are Wilhelm Keitel (1882), Jürgen Habermas (1929), Friedrich Paulus (1890), Clara Zetkin (1857), Friedrich Wilhelm Joseph Schelling (1775), and Franz Beckenbauer (1945). After him are Albert Speer (1905), Carl Maria von Weber (1786), Walter Gropius (1883), Albertus Magnus (1206), Nicholas of Cusa (1401), and Joachim von Ribbentrop (1893).


Among soccer players born in Germany, Gerd Müller ranks 2Before him are Franz Beckenbauer (1945). After him are Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1955), Lothar Matthäus (1961), Uwe Seeler (1936), Paul Breitner (1951), Oliver Kahn (1969), Fritz Walter (1920), Jürgen Klinsmann (1964), Rudi Völler (1960), Berti Vogts (1946), and Harald Schumacher (1954).