Dieter Müller

Dieter Müller
Personal information
Date of birth (1954-04-01) 1 April 1954
Place of birth Offenbach, West Germany
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Striker
Youth career
0000–1972 SG Götzenhain
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.

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


He appeared in twelve senior matches, scoring nine goals for West Germany.[1] 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.[2] 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). Overall he scored 177 goals in the West German top flight in 303 games.[3]

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

Club performance League
Season Club League Apps Goals
Germany League
1972–73Kickers OffenbachBundesliga20
1973–741. FC Köln3117
1981–82VfB Stuttgart3014
France League
1982–83Girondins BordeauxDivision 12917
Switzerland League
1985–86Grasshopper ZürichSuper League73
Germany League
1985–861. FC SaarbrückenBundesliga234
Germany League
1986–87Kickers Offenbach00
1987–882. Bundesliga2416
Country Germany 354203
France 9343
Switzerland 73
Total 454249

Private life

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.


  1. Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Dieter Müller - Goals in International Matches". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
  2. "Die meisten Tore eines Spielers pro Spiel" [The most goals by a player in a DFB-Pokal] (in German). Retrieved 18 August 2012.
  3. Arnhold, Matthias (1 October 2015). "Dieter Müller - Matches and Goals in Bundesliga". Rec.Sport.Soccer Statistics Foundation. Retrieved 9 October 2015.
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