In honor of late club legend Gerd Muller, Bayern Munich warmed up the jersey with the number 9 in the Super Cup against Borussia Dortmund.
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There was silence for a minute shortly before kick-off, which ended in applause. Thomas Muller and Robert Lewandowski carried another Muller shirt with the number 9 on it. Both teams also wore mourning bandages.
Muller scored his goals with this number on his back throughout his fifteen years in Munich. For the DFB team, he also had 9.
“He was so warm and so positive towards everyone,” said Mats Hummels. “Everyone fell in love with him as a person. It’s a shame he’s no longer with us. He was one of the greatest strikers of all time.” skyWho once played for Bayern Munich under the guidance of assistant coach Muller.
Gerd Muller has passed away at the age of 75
Previously, Bayern stars Lothar Matthaus, Philipp Lahm and Claudio Pizarro thought about the world champion, who has died since 1974 in the Dortmund Football Museum. “He was the greatest striker in our country, if not all over the world, and at the same time a humble, loving person with a great passion for football,” said Lahm, the 2014 World Cup captain.
Mueller died last Sunday at the age of 75 after a long period of Alzheimer’s disease in a nursing home in Munich.
The “Nation Bomber” scored a total of 566 goals in 607 competitive matches for the German record champion and is the record scorer in the German League with 365 goals. In addition, Muller became the world and European champion with the German national team.
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