Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has died at the age of 75.
The striker scored 68 goals in 62 appearances for West Germany, including the winning goal in the 1974 World Cup final against the Netherlands.
Muller also spent 15 years at Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, scoring 547 goals in 594 competitive games for the club.
“Today is a sad, black day for FC Bayern and all of its fans,” Bayern president Herbert Hainer said.
“Gerd Muller 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 Muller, FC Bayern would not be the club we all love today. His name and the memory of him will live on forever.”
Gerd Muller the legend
Muller won the Golden Boot for netting 10 goals at the 1970 World Cup and also won the Ballon d’Or that year.
He then helped West Germany win the European Championship two years later.
“The news of Gerd Muller’s death deeply saddens us all,” Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn said.
“He’s one of the greatest legends in the history of FC Bayern, his achievements are unrivalled to this day and will forever be a part of the great history of FC Bayern and all of German football.
“As a player and a person, Gerd Muller stands for FC Bayern and its development into one of the biggest clubs in the world like no other. Gerd will forever be in our hearts.”