This week, the greatest goalscorer in Bundesliga history is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Before that, his wife Uschi spoke about her husband’s current life – and gave them very intimate insights.
In 607 competitive games for the German record champion between 1964 and 1979, Gerd Müller, who turns 75 on Tuesday, won 13 titles – including the European Cup three times (1974-1976). His 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga appearances are unparalleled to this day.
Müller is one of the greatest Bundesliga legends.
But his health has not been good for a long time. Müller suffers from dementia and lives in a nursing home. His wife Uschi Müller gave the “Bild” an interview on the occasion of his birthday. And so very intimate insights into the current life of the “bomber” are possible.
“He hardly eats anything”
“He hardly eats anything anymore, can barely swallow, is in bed for almost 24 hours, has only a few moments awake. It’s so nice when he opens his eyes. He can sometimes signal yes and no with the blink of an eye.” she reports.
Uschi Müller continues: “He has always been a fighter, has always been brave, all his life. He is now. Gerd is asleep towards the end of his life. He has closed his eyes, is dozing, just opens his mouth. . rarely open, gets mashed food. He’s calm and peaceful, and I don’t think he has to suffer either. He’s sleeping slowly. “
Uschi and Gerd Müller in 2012: At that time they celebrated the 60th birthday of Uli Hoeneß together. (Source: Fred Joach / image images)
One thing is clear: his sports career is something very special and will forever be remembered by people in Germany and abroad.
According to the history of the club, the country’s “bomber” scored a whopping 1,251 goals for his club Bayern Munich, where he started 996 times. Müller played 62 times in the German national team, scoring no fewer than 68 goals. In 1970 he was the first German to be named “European Footballer of the Year”, and in 1967 and 1969 he was named Germany’s “Footballer of the Year”.