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As a “great thank you”: Bayern fans collect for the Müller statue



As a "great thank you": Bayern fans collect for the Müller statue

Goalscorer icon Gerd Müller will also be honored with a statue in Munich. The Kurt Landauer Foundation, named after the former president of FC Bayern, has launched an initiative to erect a memorial to the “bomber” in front of the Allianz Arena. The record champions and Müller’s family supported the project, it said in a message.

Müller died in August at the age of 75 after a long illness. A life-size statue of him is to be erected in his native Nördlingen. In addition to the Bavarians, the German Football Association (DFB), the city and TSV 1861 Nördlingen are participating in the project.

Müller statue: total cost around 150,000 euros

The Munich miller should be one and a half times the size of the original. The foundation has commissioned the artist Karel Fron, who has already erected a memorial to Landauer on the grounds of the Bayern club on Säbener Strasse, to work on the statue. The total costs should amount to around 150,000 euros. Bayern fans are invited to donate.

“Gerd Müller enchanted us with his goals, he always stayed on the ground and, in addition to countless happy smiles, also ensured that there were new fans of FC Bayern,” the message said. The memorial is intended to “give something great back as a thank you”.