Football legend Gerd Müller is dead. The former Bayern goalscorer and former national player "died early Sunday morning at the age of 75," said the record champions from Munich.

"Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and all of its fans," said club president Herbert Hainer, according to a statement. “Gerd Müller was the greatest striker there has ever been - and a fine person, a personality in world football. We are united in deep sorrow with his wife Uschi and his family. Without Gerd Müller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever. "

"The news of Gerd Müller's death affects us all deeply," said CEO Oliver Kahn in the announcement.

“He is one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unmatched to this day and will forever be part of the great history of FC Bayern and all of German football.

As a player and as a person, Gerd Müller stands like no other for FC Bayern and its development into one of the largest clubs in the world.

Gerd will be in our hearts forever. "

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