Dieter Müller

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Dieter Müller
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-04-01) 1 April 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Offenbach, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1972 SG Götzenheim
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1972–1973 Kickers Offenbach 2 (0)
1973–1981 1. FC Köln 248 (159)
1981–1982 VfB Stuttgart 30 (14)
1982–1985 Girondins Bordeaux 93 (43)
1985 Grasshopper Club Zürich 7 (3)
1985–1986 1. FC Saarbrücken 23 (4)
1986–1989 Kickers Offenbach 51 (26)
Total 454 (249)
National team
1973–1974 West Germany Amateur 6 (2)
1975–1981 West Germany B 6 (6)
1976–1978 West Germany 12 (9)
Teams managed
2000 Kickers Offenbach (joint with Oliver Roth)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Dieter Müller (born Dieter Kaster on 1 April 1954) is a former German footballer.

Career[edit]

He appeared in twelve senior matches, scoring nine goals for Germany. He played in the 1976 European Football Championship (in the final of which he scored) and the 1978 FIFA World Cup. In his spell with 1. FC Köln he set a record for the most goals scored by a player in a single Bundesliga match. On 17 August 1977, he contributed six goals (scoring in the 12th, 23rd, 32nd, 52nd, 73rd and in the 85th minute) to Köln's 7–2 victory over Werder Bremen in front of a crowd of 19,000 at Köln's Müngersdorfer Stadion.[1] But since the cameramen were on strike on this day, there are no TV-recordings of Müller's goals. He was crowned Bundesliga topscorer that season (24 goals in 33 games), just like the season before (34 goals in 34 appearances).

He is the son of Heinz Kaster, who played as a defender for FC St. Pauli and Kickers Offenbach in the early 1950s. The striker had already been a schoolboy international, when his stepfather's adoption turned his surname into Müller.

Club career statistics[edit]

[2]

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Germany League
1972–73 Kickers Offenbach Bundesliga 2 0
1973–74 1. FC Köln 31 17
1974–75 34 24
1975–76 19 14
1976–77 34 34
1977–78 33 24
1978–79 29 8
1979–80 34 21
1980–81 34 17
1981–82 VfB Stuttgart 30 14
France League
1982–83 Girondins Bordeaux Division 1 29 17
1983–84 28 14
1984–85 36 12
Switzerland League
1985–86 Grasshopper Zürich Super League 7 3
Germany League
1985–86 1. FC Saarbrücken Bundesliga 23 4
Germany League
1986–87 Kickers Offenbach 0 0
1987–88 2. Bundesliga 24 16
1988–89 27 10
1989–90 0 0
Country Germany 354 203
France 93 43
Switzerland 7 3
Total 454 249

Private life[edit]

He was struck by a family tragedy. His son Alexander, aged 16, died of a brain tumor in 1997.

Müller suffered a severe heart attack on 5 October 2012 and fell into a five day coma.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Die meisten Tore eines Spielers pro Spiel" [The most goals by a player in a DFB-Pokal] (in German). weltfussball.de. Retrieved 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ Dieter Müller at National-Football-Teams.com