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Gerhard "Gerd" Müller (ˈɡɛɐt ˈmʏlɐ; born 3 November 1945 in Nördlingen
Nördlingen
Nördlingen is a town in the Donau-Ries district, in Bavaria, Germany, with a population of 20,000. It is located in the middle of a complex meteorite crater, called the Nördlinger Ries. The town was also the place of two battles during the Thirty Years' War...

) is a former German
Germany
Germany , officially the Federal Republic of Germany , is a federal parliamentary republic in Europe. The country consists of 16 states while the capital and largest city is Berlin. Germany covers an area of 357,021 km2 and has a largely temperate seasonal climate...

 football
Football (soccer)
Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

 player and one of the most prolific goalscorers of all time.

With national records of 68 goals in 62 international appearances, 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

 games and the international record of 66 goals in 74 European Club games, he was one of the most successful goalscorers of his era. Müller is now 8th on the list of all time international goalscorers despite playing fewer matches than every player in the top 15. His nicknames are “Bomber der Nation” (the nation's Bomber) and “kleines dickes Müller” (short fat Müller; this name was given to him by Čik Čajkovski, his first coach at Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....

. Čajkovski was Yugoslavia
Yugoslavia
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n and got the German declension
Declension
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 wrong.).

In 1970 Müller was elected European Footballer of the Year
European Footballer of the Year
The "", literally translated as "the golden ball" and often referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award, was an annual association football award. It was presented to the player who had been considered to have performed the best over the previous calendar year...

 after a successful season at Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....

 and scoring 10 goals at the 1970 World Cup
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

. Müller held the all-time goal-scoring record in the tournament with a 14-goal total, a record that stood for 32 years until it was broken by Brazil
Brazil national football team
The Brazil national football team represents Brazil in international men's football and is controlled by the Brazilian Football Confederation , the governing body for football in Brazil. They are a member of the International Federation of Association Football since 1923 and also a member of the...

's Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima , commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer who last played for Corinthians. Ronaldo is widely considered to be the greatest 'pure' striker in the history of the modern game, and by some accounts, in the history of football. Ronaldo was one of the...

 against Ghana
Ghana national football team
The Ghana national football team, popularly known as the Black Stars, is the national association football team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association...

 in the Round of 16 of the 2006 World Cup
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

. In 1999, he was voted ninth place in the European player of the Century election held by the IFFHS and he was voted thirteenth in the IFFHS' "World Player of the Century" election.

Bayern Munich


Born in Nördlingen, Germany, Müller began his football career at the TSV 1861 Nördlingen
TSV 1861 Nördlingen
The TSV 1861 Nördlingen is a German football club in the town of Nördlingen, Schwaben, formed in 1861. It plays its home games at the Rieser Sportpark which has a capacity of 10000 spectators...

. Müller joined FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....

 in 1964 where he teamed up with future stars Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Beckenbauer
Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German football coach, manager, and former player, nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, his leadership, his first name "Franz" , and his dominance on the football pitch...

 and Sepp Maier. The club, which would go on to become the most successful German club in history was then still in the Regionalliga Süd (Regional League South), which was one level below the Bundesliga at the time. After one season, Bayern Munich advanced to the Bundesliga and started a long string of successes. With his club, Müller amassed titles during the 60s and 70s: He won the German Championship four times, the German Cup four times, the European Champions' Cup
UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

 three times, the Intercontinental Cup once, and the European Cup Winners’ Cup once. A supremely opportunistic goal-scorer, he also became German top scorer seven times and European top scorer twice. Müller scored 365 goals in 427 Bundesliga matches for Bayern Munich, almost 100 goals more than the second most successful Bundesliga scorer, Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer
Klaus Fischer is a German former football player and coach.-Career:Fischer was born in Kreuzstraßl, near Lindberg in the district of Regen....

. He holds the single-season Bundesliga record with 40 goals in season 1971–72. He scored 68 goals in 62 German Cup games. His record of 66 goals in 74 appearances at European Cups was just recently surpassed by Raúl González
Raúl González
Raúl González Blanco , known simply as Raúl, is a Spanish footballer who plays as a striker. He currently plays for German club Schalke 04....

 of Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as simply FC Schalke 04 or Schalke , is a German, association-football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Schalke has long been one of the most popular football teams in Germany, even though major...

.

National team


Müller scored 68 goals in 62 games for West Germany
Germany national football team
The Germany national football team is the football team that has represented Germany in international competition since 1908. It is governed by the German Football Association , which was founded in 1900....

. His international career started in 1966 and ended on 7 July 1974 with the win of the World Cup
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...

 at his home stadium
Olympic Stadium (Munich)
Olympiastadion is a stadium located in Munich, Germany. Situated at the heart of the Olympiapark München in northern Munich, the stadium was built as the main venue for the 1972 Summer Olympics....

 in Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

. He scored the winning goal for the 2–1 victory over the Netherlands
Netherlands national football team
The Netherlands National Football Team represents the Netherlands in association football and is controlled by the Royal Dutch Football Association , the governing body for football in the Netherlands...

 in the final
1974 FIFA World Cup Final
-References:...

. His four goals in that tournament and his ten goals at the 1970 World Cup
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

 combined made him the all-time highest World Cup
FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup, often simply the World Cup, is an international association football competition contested by the senior men's national teams of the members of Fédération Internationale de Football Association , the sport's global governing body...

 goalscorer overall at the time with 14 goals; his record stood until the 2006
2006 FIFA World Cup
The 2006 FIFA World Cup was the 18th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament. It was held from 9 June to 9 July 2006 in Germany, which won the right to host the event in July 2000. Teams representing 198 national football associations from all six...

 tournament, coincidentally held in Germany, when it was broken by Brazil
Brazil
Brazil , officially the Federative Republic of Brazil , is the largest country in South America. It is the world's fifth largest country, both by geographical area and by population with over 192 million people...

ian forward
Striker
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 Ronaldo
Ronaldo
Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima , commonly known as Ronaldo, is a retired Brazilian footballer who last played for Corinthians. Ronaldo is widely considered to be the greatest 'pure' striker in the history of the modern game, and by some accounts, in the history of football. Ronaldo was one of the...

 on 27 June 2006 playing against Ghana
Ghana national football team
The Ghana national football team, popularly known as the Black Stars, is the national association football team of Ghana and is controlled by the Ghana Football Association...

 and was equalled by his countryman Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Klose
Miroslav Josef Klose is a German footballer who plays as a striker for Lazio in the Serie A. Since bursting onto the international stage at the 2002 World Cup, he has become well known for his knack of scoring headers, front-flip goal celebrations, and decisive short passing.Klose holds German...

 in 2010. As of the end of the 2006 tournament, Ronaldo has scored 15 goals in four World Cups. Müller also participated in the 1972 European Championship, becoming top scorer with four goals (including two in the final
UEFA Euro 1972 Final
The UEFA Euro 1972 Final was a football match played on 18 June 1972 to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1972. The match was contested by the Soviet Union, fighting for its second title in the tournament, and the West Germany at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels...

) and winning the Championship with the German team.

Fort Lauderdale Strikers


After his career in the Bundesliga he went to the United States, where he joined the Fort Lauderdale Strikers of the North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984.-History:...

 in 1979. He played three seasons with this team, scoring 38 goals, and once reaching, but losing, the league final in 1980. He was a 2nd-team NASL All Star in 1979.

Life after football


After Müller ended his career in 1982, he fell into a slump and suffered from alcoholism
Alcoholism
Alcoholism is a broad term for problems with alcohol, and is generally used to mean compulsive and uncontrolled consumption of alcoholic beverages, usually to the detriment of the drinker's health, personal relationships, and social standing...

. However, his former companions at Bayern Munich convinced him to go through alcohol rehabilitation. When he emerged, they gave him a job as a coach at Bayern Munich II, where he still works to this day.
There is also a collection of apparel released by sporting giants Adidas
Adidas
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer and parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, TaylorMade-Adidas golf company , and Rockport...

 under the Gerd Müller name. It is part of the adidas originals series. In July 2008, the Rieser Sportpark, in Nördlingen, where Müller had begun his career, was renamed the Gerd-Müller-Stadion in his honour.

Playing style


In his book "Brilliant Orange: The Neurotic Genius of Dutch Football", David Winner writes, "Müller was short, squat, awkward-looking and not notably fast; he never fit the conventional idea of a great footballer, but he had lethal acceleration over short distances, a remarkable aerial game, and uncanny goalscoring instincts. His short legs gave him a strangely low center of gravity, so he could turn quickly and with perfect balance in spaces and at speeds that would cause other players to fall over. He also had a knack of scoring in unlikely situations."

Titles with Bayern Munich

  • Intercontinental Cup: 1976
    1976 Intercontinental Cup
    The 1976 Intercontinental Cup was a football tie held over two legs in November and December 1975 between Cruzeiro, winners of the 1976 Copa Libertadores, and the winners of the 1975-76 European Cup, Bayern Munich ....

  • European Champions’ Cup
    UEFA Champions League
    The UEFA Champions League, known simply the Champions League and originally known as the European Champion Clubs' Cup or European Cup, is an annual international club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations since 1955 for the top football clubs in Europe. It...

    : 1974, 1975, 1976
  • European Cup Winners’ Cup: 1967
  • Bundesliga
    Fußball-Bundesliga
    The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

    : 1969, 1972, 1973, 1974
  • German Cup: 1966, 1967, 1969, 1971
  • Regionalliga Süd
    Regionalliga Süd
    The Regionalliga Süd is currently the fourth tier of the German football league system. Until the introduction of the 3rd Liga in 2008, it was the third tier. It currently is the highest regional league for the southern part of Germany...

    : 1965

International

  • World Cup: 1974, Third-Place: 1970
    1970 FIFA World Cup
    The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...

  • European Championship
    UEFA European Football Championship
    The UEFA European Football Championship is the main football competition of the men's national football teams governed by UEFA . Held every four years since 1960, in the even-numbered year between World Cup tournaments, it was originally called the UEFA European Nations Cup, changing to the current...

    : 1972

Personal honours

  • European Footballer of the Year
    European Footballer of the Year
    The "", literally translated as "the golden ball" and often referred to as the European Footballer of the Year award, was an annual association football award. It was presented to the player who had been considered to have performed the best over the previous calendar year...

    : 1970
  • German Footballer of the Year
    German Footballer of the Year
    The title Footballer of the Year has been awarded in Germany since 1960. In 1996 the title Women's Footballer of the Year was awarded for the first time. Both awards are determined by a poll of German football journalists from the Association of German Sports Journalists and the publication Kicker...

    : 1967, 1969
  • Voted best Player 40 Years Bundesliga 1963–2003
  • European top scorer: 1970, 1972
  • German top scorer
    Bundesliga top scorers
    This is the list of Bundesliga top scorers season by season. Since 1966 a miniature artillery sponsored by the German football magazine kicker is awarded to the top scorer at the end of the season. It is formally named "kicker Torjägerkanone" . Gerd Müller holds the record for most goals in a...

    : 1967, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978
  • World Cup top scorer: 1970
  • European Championship top scorer: 1972
  • European Cup top scorer: 1973, 1974, 1975, 1977
  • World Football's Greatest Goalscorer of All Time (awarded in 2000)
  • Named to FIFA 100
    FIFA 100
    The FIFA 100 is a list of the world-renowned Brazilian striker Pelé's choice of the "greatest living footballers". Unveiled on 4 March 2004 at a gala ceremony in London, the FIFA 100 marked part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Fédération Internationale de...


Career statistics


{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:90%; text-align: center;"
|-
|1963–64||1861 Nördlingen
TSV 1861 Nördlingen
The TSV 1861 Nördlingen is a German football club in the town of Nördlingen, Schwaben, formed in 1861. It plays its home games at the Rieser Sportpark which has a capacity of 10000 spectators...

||||33||46||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||33||46
|-
|1964–65||rowspan="15"|Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich
FC Bayern Munich , is a German sports club based in Munich, Bavaria. It is best known for its professional football team, which is the most successful football club in Germany, having won 22 national titles and 15 cups....

||rowspan="15"|Bundesliga
Fußball-Bundesliga
The Fußball-Bundesliga is a professional association football league in Germany. At the top of Germany's football league system, it is the country's primary football competition. It is contested by 18 teams and operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the 2. Bundesliga...

||26||33||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||26||33
|-
|1965–66||33||15||6||1||colspan="2"|-||39||16
|-
|1966–67||32||28||4||7||9||8||45||43
|-
|1967–68||34||19||4||4||8||7||46||30
|-
|1968–69||30||30||5||7||colspan="2"|-||35||37
|-
|1969–70||33||38||3||4||2||0||38||42
|-
|1970–71||32||22||7||10||8||7||47||39
|-
|1971–72||34||40||6||5||8||5||48||50
|-
|1972–73||33||36||5||7||6||12||44||55
|-
|1973–74||34||30||4||5||10||8||48||43
|-
|1974–75||33||23||3||2||7||5||43||30
|-
|1975–76||22||23||6||7||6||5||34||35
|-
|1976–77||25||28||4||11||4||5||33||44
|-
|1977–78||33||24||3||4||6||4||42||32
|-
|1978–79||19||9||2||4||colspan="2"|-||21||13

|-
|1979||rowspan="3"|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||rowspan="3"|NASL
North American Soccer League
North American Soccer League was a professional soccer league with teams in the United States and Canada that operated from 1968 to 1984.-History:...

||27||19||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||27||19
|-
|1980||36||16||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||36||16
|-
|1981||17||5||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||17||5
453||398||62||68||74||66||589||532
80||40||colspan="2"|-||colspan="2"|-||80||40
533||438||62||68||74||66||669||572
{| class="wikitable" style="font-size:90%; text-align: center;"

|-
|1966||1||0
|-
|1967||4||6
|-
|1968||3||2
|-
|1969||7||9
|-
|1970||12||13
|-
|1971||8||12
|-
|1972||7||13
|-
|1973||8||7
|-
|1974||12||6
|-
!Total||62||68
|}

International goals


Scores and results list Germany's goal tally first:
{| class="wikitable collapsible collapsed"
|-
!colspan="7"|Müller – goals for Germany
|-
! # !! Date !! Venue !! Opponent !! Score !! Result !! Competition
|-
|align=center| 1. || 8 April 1967 || Dortmund
Dortmund
Dortmund is a city in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. Its population of 585,045 makes it the 7th largest city in Germany and the 34th largest in the European Union....

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 6–0 || UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 2. || 8 April 1967 || Dortmund, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 6–0 || UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 3. || 8 April 1967 || Dortmund, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 6–0 || UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 4. || 8 April 1967 || Dortmund, Germany || ||align=center| 6–0 ||align=center| 6–0 || UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 5. || 27 September 1967 || Berlin
Berlin
Berlin is the capital city of Germany and is one of the 16 states of Germany. With a population of 3.45 million people, Berlin is Germany's largest city. It is the second most populous city proper and the seventh most populous urban area in the European Union...

, Germany || ||align=center| 4–0 ||align=center| 5–1 || Friendly
Exhibition game
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|-
|align=center| 6. || 7 October 1967 || Hamburg
Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 3–1 || UEFA Euro 1968 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 7. || 13 October 1968 || Vienna
Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, Austria
Austria
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 || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 2–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
1970 FIFA World Cup qualification
A total of 75 teams entered the 1970 FIFA World Cup qualification rounds, competing for a total of 16 spots in the final tournament. Hosts and defending champions qualified automatically, leaving 14 spots open for competition....


|-
|align=center| 8. || 23 November 1968 || Nicosia
Nicosia
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, Cyprus
Cyprus
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 || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 1–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 9. || 26 March 1969 || Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–1 ||align=center| 1–1 || Friendly
|-
|align=center| 10. || 16 April 1969 || Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow is the largest city in Scotland and third most populous in the United Kingdom. The city is situated on the River Clyde in the country's west central lowlands...

, Scotland
Scotland
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 || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 1–1 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 11. || 10 May 1969 || Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Nuremberg[p] is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it is located about north of Munich and is Franconia's largest city. The population is 505,664...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 1–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 12. || 21 May 1969 || Essen
Essen
- Origin of the name :In German-speaking countries, the name of the city Essen often causes confusion as to its origins, because it is commonly known as the German infinitive of the verb for the act of eating, and/or the German noun for food. Although scholars still dispute the interpretation of...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 12–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 13. || 21 May 1969 || Essen, Germany || ||align=center| 7–0 ||align=center| 12–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 14. || 21 May 1969 || Essen, Germany || ||align=center| 9–0 ||align=center| 12–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 15. || 21 May 1969 || Essen, Germany || ||align=center| 12–0 ||align=center| 12–0 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 16. || 21 September 1969 || Vienna
Vienna
Vienna is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Austria and one of the nine states of Austria. Vienna is Austria's primary city, with a population of about 1.723 million , and is by far the largest city in Austria, as well as its cultural, economic, and political centre...

, Austria
Austria
Austria , officially the Republic of Austria , is a landlocked country of roughly 8.4 million people in Central Europe. It is bordered by the Czech Republic and Germany to the north, Slovakia and Hungary to the east, Slovenia and Italy to the south, and Switzerland and Liechtenstein to the...

 || ||align=center| 1–1 ||align=center| 1–1 || Friendly
|-
|align=center| 17. || 22 October 1969 || Hamburg
Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 3–2 || FIFA World Cup 1970 qualifying
|-
|align=center| 18. || 3 June 1970 || León
León, Guanajuato
The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León...

, Mexico
Mexico
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 || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 2–1 || FIFA World Cup 1970
1970 FIFA World Cup
The 1970 FIFA World Cup, the ninth staging of the World Cup, was held in Mexico, from 31 May to 21 June. The 1970 tournament was the first World Cup hosted in North America, and the first held outside South America and Europe. In a match-up of two-time World Cup champions, the final was won by...


|-
|align=center| 19. || 7 June 1970 || León
León, Guanajuato
The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León...

, Mexico
Mexico
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 || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 5–2 || FIFA World Cup 1970
|-
|align=center| 20. || 7 June 1970 || León, Mexico || ||align=center| 3–1 ||align=center| 5–2 || FIFA World Cup 1970
|-
|align=center| 21. || 7 June 1970 || León, Mexico || ||align=center| 5–1 ||align=center| 5–2 || FIFA World Cup 1970
|-
|align=center| 22. || 10 June 1970 || León
León, Guanajuato
The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León...

, Mexico
Mexico
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 || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 3–1 || FIFA World Cup 1970
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|align=center| 23. || 10 June 1970 || León, Mexico || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 3–1 || FIFA World Cup 1970
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|align=center| 24. || 10 June 1970 || León, Mexico || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 3–1 || FIFA World Cup 1970
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|align=center| 25. || 14 June 1970 || León
León, Guanajuato
The city of León, formally León de los Aldama is the sixth most populous city in Mexico and the first in the state of Guanajuato. It is also the seat of the municipality of León...

, Mexico
Mexico
The United Mexican States , commonly known as Mexico , is a federal constitutional republic in North America. It is bordered on the north by the United States; on the south and west by the Pacific Ocean; on the southeast by Guatemala, Belize, and the Caribbean Sea; and on the east by the Gulf of...

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|align=center| 26. || 17 June 1970 || Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca
Estadio Azteca is a stadium in Santa Ursula, Mexico City, Mexico. It is the official home stadium of the Mexico national football team and the Mexican team Club América.The stadium was the venue for football soccer in the 1968 Summer Olympics....

, Mexico City
Mexico City
Mexico City is the Federal District , capital of Mexico and seat of the federal powers of the Mexican Union. It is a federal entity within Mexico which is not part of any one of the 31 Mexican states but belongs to the federation as a whole...

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|align=center| 27. || 17 June 1970 || Estadio Azteca, Mexico City || ||align=center| 3–3 ||align=center| 3–4 (a.e.t.) || FIFA World Cup 1970
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|align=center| 28. || 9 September 1970 || Nuremberg
Nuremberg
Nuremberg[p] is a city in the German state of Bavaria, in the administrative region of Middle Franconia. Situated on the Pegnitz river and the Rhine–Main–Danube Canal, it is located about north of Munich and is Franconia's largest city. The population is 505,664...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 3–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 29. || 9 September 1970 || Nuremberg, Germany || ||align=center| 3–1 ||align=center| 3–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 30. || 17 October 1970 || Cologne
Cologne
Cologne is Germany's fourth-largest city , and is the largest city both in the Germany Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than ten million inhabitants.Cologne is located on both sides of the...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–1 ||align=center| 1–1 || UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
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|align=center| 31. || 17 February 1971 || Tirana
Tirana
Tirana is the capital and the largest city of Albania. Modern Tirana was founded as an Ottoman town in 1614 by Sulejman Bargjini, a local ruler from Mullet, although the area has been continuously inhabited since antiquity. Tirana became Albania's capital city in 1920 and has a population of over...

, Albania
Albania
Albania , officially known as the Republic of Albania , is a country in Southeastern Europe, in the Balkans region. It is bordered by Montenegro to the northwest, Kosovo to the northeast, the Republic of Macedonia to the east and Greece to the south and southeast. It has a coast on the Adriatic Sea...

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|align=center| 32. || 25 April 1971 || Istanbul
Istanbul
Istanbul , historically known as Byzantium and Constantinople , is the largest city of Turkey. Istanbul metropolitan province had 13.26 million people living in it as of December, 2010, which is 18% of Turkey's population and the 3rd largest metropolitan area in Europe after London and...

, Turkey
Turkey
Turkey , known officially as the Republic of Turkey , is a Eurasian country located in Western Asia and in East Thrace in Southeastern Europe...

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|align=center| 33. || 25 April 1971 || Istanbul, Turkey || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
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|align=center| 34. || 22 June 1971 || Oslo
Oslo
Oslo is a municipality, as well as the capital and most populous city in Norway. As a municipality , it was established on 1 January 1838. Founded around 1048 by King Harald III of Norway, the city was largely destroyed by fire in 1624. The city was moved under the reign of Denmark–Norway's King...

, Norway
Norway
Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

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|align=center| 35. || 22 June 1971 || Oslo, Norway || ||align=center| 4–0 ||align=center| 7–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 36. || 22 June 1971 || Oslo, Norway || ||align=center| 5–0 ||align=center| 7–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 37. || 30 June 1971 || Copenhagen
Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

, Denmark
Denmark
Denmark is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. The countries of Denmark and Greenland, as well as the Faroe Islands, constitute the Kingdom of Denmark . It is the southernmost of the Nordic countries, southwest of Sweden and south of Norway, and bordered to the south by Germany. Denmark...

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|align=center| 38. || 8 September 1971 || Hanover
Hanover
Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony , Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 5–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 39. || 8 September 1971 || Hanover, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 5–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 40. || 8 September 1971 || Hanover, Germany || ||align=center| 5–0 ||align=center| 5–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 41. || 10 October 1971 || Warsaw
Warsaw
Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. It is located on the Vistula River, roughly from the Baltic Sea and from the Carpathian Mountains. Its population in 2010 was estimated at 1,716,855 residents with a greater metropolitan area of 2,631,902 residents, making Warsaw the 10th most...

, Poland
Poland
Poland , officially the Republic of Poland , is a country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine, Belarus and Lithuania to the east; and the Baltic Sea and Kaliningrad Oblast, a Russian exclave, to the north...

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|align=center| 42. || 10 October 1971 || Warsaw, Poland || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 3–1 || UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
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|align=center| 43. || 29 April 1972 || London
London
London is the capital city of :England and the :United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the European Union by most measures. Located on the River Thames, London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its...

, England || ||align=center| 3–1 ||align=center| 3–1 || UEFA Euro 1972 qualifying
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|align=center| 44. || 26 May 1972 || Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 4–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 45. || 26 May 1972 || Munich, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 4–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 46. || 26 May 1972 || Munich, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 4–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 47. || 26 May 1972 || Munich, Germany || ||align=center| 4–0 ||align=center| 4–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 48. || 14 June 1972 || Antwerp, Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

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|align=center| 49. || 14 June 1972 || Antwerp, Belgium || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 2–1 || UEFA Euro 1972
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|align=center| 50. || 18 June 1972 || Brussels
Brussels
Brussels , officially the Brussels Region or Brussels-Capital Region , is the capital of Belgium and the de facto capital of the European Union...

, Belgium
Belgium
Belgium , officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a federal state in Western Europe. It is a founding member of the European Union and hosts the EU's headquarters, and those of several other major international organisations such as NATO.Belgium is also a member of, or affiliated to, many...

 || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || UEFA Euro 1972 Final
UEFA Euro 1972 Final
The UEFA Euro 1972 Final was a football match played on 18 June 1972 to determine the winner of UEFA Euro 1972. The match was contested by the Soviet Union, fighting for its second title in the tournament, and the West Germany at the Heysel Stadium in Brussels...


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|align=center| 51. || 18 June 1972 || Brussels, Belgium || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || UEFA Euro 1972 Final
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|align=center| 52. || 15 November 1972 || Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 5–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 53. || 15 November 1972 || Düsseldorf, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 5–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 54. || 15 November 1972 || Düsseldorf, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 5–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 55. || 15 November 1972 || Düsseldorf, Germany || ||align=center| 5–0 ||align=center| 5–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 56. || 28 March 1973 || Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 57. || 28 March 1973 || Düsseldorf, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 58. || 5 September 1973 || Moscow
Moscow
Moscow is the capital, the most populous city, and the most populous federal subject of Russia. The city is a major political, economic, cultural, scientific, religious, financial, educational, and transportation centre of Russia and the continent...

, USSR || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 1–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 59. || 10 October 1973 || Hanover
Hanover
Hanover or Hannover, on the river Leine, is the capital of the federal state of Lower Saxony , Germany and was once by personal union the family seat of the Hanoverian Kings of Great Britain, under their title as the dukes of Brunswick-Lüneburg...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 4–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 60. || 10 October 1973 || Hanover, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 4–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 61. || 13 October 1973 || Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen is a city in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It is located in the northern part of the Ruhr area. Its population in 2006 was c. 267,000....

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 2–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 62. || 13 October 1973 || Gelsenkirchen, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 2–1 || Friendly
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|align=center| 63. || 17 April 1974 || Dortmund
Dortmund
Dortmund is a city in Germany. It is located in the Bundesland of North Rhine-Westphalia, in the Ruhr area. Its population of 585,045 makes it the 7th largest city in Germany and the 34th largest in the European Union....

, Germany || ||align=center| 4–0 ||align=center| 5–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 64. || 17 April 1974 || Dortmund, Germany || ||align=center| 5–0 ||align=center| 5–0 || Friendly
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|align=center| 65. || 18 June 1974 || Hamburg
Hamburg
-History:The first historic name for the city was, according to Claudius Ptolemy's reports, Treva.But the city takes its modern name, Hamburg, from the first permanent building on the site, a castle whose construction was ordered by the Emperor Charlemagne in AD 808...

, Germany || ||align=center| 3–0 ||align=center| 3–0 || FIFA World Cup 1974
1974 FIFA World Cup
The 1974 FIFA World Cup, the tenth staging of the World Cup, was held in West Germany from 13 June to 7 July. The tournament marked the first time that the current trophy, the FIFA World Cup Trophy, created by the Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga, was awarded...


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|align=center| 66. || 26 June 1974 || Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region.Düsseldorf is an important international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs. Located centrally within the European Megalopolis, the...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–0 ||align=center| 2–0 || FIFA World Cup 1974
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|align=center| 67. || 3 July 1974 || Frankfurt
Frankfurt
Frankfurt am Main , commonly known simply as Frankfurt, is the largest city in the German state of Hesse and the fifth-largest city in Germany, with a 2010 population of 688,249. The urban area had an estimated population of 2,300,000 in 2010...

, Germany || ||align=center| 1–0 ||align=center| 1–0 || FIFA World Cup 1974
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|align=center| 68. || 7 July 1974 || Munich
Munich
Munich The city's motto is "" . Before 2006, it was "Weltstadt mit Herz" . Its native name, , is derived from the Old High German Munichen, meaning "by the monks' place". The city's name derives from the monks of the Benedictine order who founded the city; hence the monk depicted on the city's coat...

, Germany || ||align=center| 2–1 ||align=center| 2–1 || FIFA World Cup 1974 Final
1974 FIFA World Cup Final
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