Gerd Muller…Alzheimer’s miss the historic Bundesliga scorer in his honor

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When he was still a player, he was just 1.76 meters tall, but Gerd Muller was the crowning king in the penalty area.

When the ball hit his foot near the goal, it usually ended up hugging the net.

Without the goals of legend Muller, who is celebrating his 75th birthday tomorrow, Tuesday, Bayern Munich would not have been as popular as it is now.

But legend Muller will celebrate his birthday tomorrow, as he fights a dangerous disease that grieves Germany, as he suffers from Alzheimer’s disease.

No other attacker before or after Mueller, known as the “nation gunners”, could match him.

No other German striker could match his scoring record, as Mueller scored almost every match in every way and shape. Whether with the right or left foot or with the head, and perhaps quickly after turning around, falling to the ground, or while lying on the ground.

The opponent’s penalty area was Mueller’s kingdom.

And former German coach Joachim Loew (Mannschaft) said 5 years ago during Mueller’s celebration of his 70th birthday, “Gerd Muller was the greatest striker Germany has ever produced.”

And this statement is still true and effective despite the passage of 5 years of saying it.

Mueller will not celebrate his 75th birthday in the midst of big celebrations and festivals; Mueller suffers from Alzheimer’s.

Despite the passage of nearly 4 decades since his retirement, Mueller is still the historic goal-scorer in the German Bundesliga, scoring 365 goals in 427 games.

In addition to his achievements with Bayern, Mueller won the European Nations Cup (Euro 1972) and the 1974 World Cup with the Manshafts.

For years, Mueller has been obliged to his home to treat and fight Alzheimer’s disease that has gone into his memory.

Upon revealing his Alzheimer’s suffering in 2015, Bayern Munich assistant coach Hermann Gerland said, “He got to know me the last time I met him. I enjoyed this, and I told him that the players send him greetings, especially Thomas Muller, Bastian Schweinsteiger, and David Alaba .. Then Muller cried.”

Gerland and Mueller worked for years at Bayern, and they had a long friendship, and the club benefited from both.

Garland was the one who shed light on players such as Thomas Muller, Philip Lahm, Schweinsteiger, and Alaba, and worked to develop them during his work as coach of Bayern’s youth team, as these players were still in their youth stage.

Thomas Muller said a few days ago, “Without his goals (Gerd Muller), his persistence and his skill in the penalty area, Bayern Munich might not have stayed.”

Thomas expressed his sadness for not having the opportunity to see the legend Gerd during his football career, as Thomas Muller was born 7 years after the legend Muller retired.

But Thomas Muller confirmed that he “learned a lot” when he trained under his leadership in the Bayern U-23 youth team.

Despite the remarkable efforts of other icons such as Hans Beckenbauer, Uli Hoeness, and Paul Breitner, Bayern owes much to Mueller’s goals, which translated the team’s efforts in the mid-1970s into several local titles, in addition to three European Champions League titles between 1974 and 1976.

Legendary Franz Beckenbauer said, “From my point of view, he’s the most important player in Bayern’s history.”

But Muller would have lost everything too without Bayern.

After retiring from the game in 1982, Muller became addicted to alcohol. But it was his former teammates on the Bavarian team who convinced him of the need for treatment.

Once he recovered from alcohol addiction, Bayern offered him the assignment to coach the club’s youth team (under 23 years).

Perhaps his victory over alcoholism was the most important step in his life. Gerd Muller, when he was an assistant to Gerland in 2007, said, “I recovered from alcoholism within 4 weeks. Success with this within such a short period was an achievement.”

The historic goal of Mueller’s football career came at the end of his international career, which ended prematurely.

And at the Olympic Stadium in Munich, Mueller scored the winning goal over his Dutch counterpart to give the German national team the 1974 World Cup title.

“I scored more beautiful goals, but the most important goal was to win the World Cup,” Mueller said.

Mueller was a superstar. But he was not a star hungry for glamor and appearing at celebrations on the red carpet, journalists did not get a headline from media interviews with him, and he had never been envious of Beckenbauer for his place in the spotlight, as the former defender (Beckenbauer) continued to travel around the world after his career. Spherical.

“I’m not the type who likes to be away from the house,” Mueller said before the disease took hold.

Bayern Munich announced that a small group will honor it, on Tuesday, at the Bayern Museum at the Allianz Arena. But Al-Midfaiji himself “unfortunately, will not be present.”

Source: German News Agency