Bayern Munich remembered club legend Gerd Müller, who died a week earlier, on Sunday. “We will miss you very much and we will never forget you,” said Honorary President Uli Hoeneß before the game against 1. FC Köln in a speech addressed directly to his former teammate.
Above all, he paid tribute to Müller’s widow Uschi, who had cared for her husband, who had Alzheimer’s disease, for years and until his death.
After a short film on the video boards reminded of Müller, who died at the age of 75, Hoeneß also emphasized in his speech that “you and your friends created this Mia-san-Mia that still distinguishes FC Bayern today and for which the whole world envies us today “. After his active career, Müller was a “role model and carer” as a trainer for the next generation.
Then the “murderous disease” came: “This disease destroyed you, we were happy when you smiled at us for even a second. In the end it was a blessing for you and your family that death did come after all. “
Previously, President Herbert Hainer had said about the “bomber of the nation”, among other things, that everyone who spoke or speaks about Müller these days has a “smile on their face”: “This is how we want to keep him in mind. He had everything what makes football, on and off the field. “
Müller: “Commitment and identification – a legend of FC Bayern”
Hainer went on to say about Müller: “People loved him for his calm, humility and down-to-earthness. He never made himself great, even if he was one of the greatest in football history. He leaves us with a great legacy. To have Müller in his ranks , that was more valuable than any title collection. “
The fans remembered Müller with a choreography on the south stand that read: “Commitment and identification – A legend of FC Bayern – rest in peace, Gerd Müller!”