Thomas Muller surpassed Gerd Muller as the outfield player with the most Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich
Thomas Muller surpassed Gerd Muller as the outfield player with the most Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich after being named in the starting XI for the German champions’ meeting with Bochum.
Muller’s 428th league outing for Bayern takes him beyond his legendary namesake’s tally of 427, with just two goalkeepers now standing between him and the outright club record.
Three-time European Cup winner Sepp Maier leads the way with 473 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern, while former captain-turned-chief executive Oliver Kahn played 429 times.
Muller was selected to make his 13th league appearance of an injury-hit season against Bochum, though he has still recorded seven goal involvements this term (three goals, four assists).
The 33-year-old’s 140 Bundesliga goals put him fourth in Bayern’s all-time goalscoring charts in the competition, behind Gerd Muller (365), Robert Lewandowski (238) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (162).
Muller penned a contract extension with Bayern after helping them win a 10th consecutive league title last May, ensuring he will remain at the club until 2024.
Having made his league debut with the Bavarian giants in 2008, Muller has won 31 club trophies, including 11 Bundesliga titles and two Champions Leagues.