The winner: West Germany. The difference maker: Gerd Muller sure knew how to exit the stage. Playing in his last match in a national shirt, he scored his 68. Goal for Germany, a record that stood for almost 40 years until Miroslav Klose equaled in September. Mullers history-making shot came on his 62. Appearance, which happened to be the World Cup final on the soil of his home country. Known as Der Bomber, Muller set another record with his winning strike, surpassing Just Fontaines mark of 13 World Cup goals. Mullers 14, amassed in two tournaments, was bettered only in 2006 by Brazils Ronaldo, who needed three tournaments to set the new record. The lasting memory: This was the 10. FIFA World Cup and marked the debut of the current trophy made by Italian sculptor Silvio Gazzaniga. In pursuit of the shiny new award, two now legendary players and figures in the game, Germanys Franz Beckenbauer and Hollands Johan Cruyff, led their countries to play in a style befitting of the dazzling new crown. Though West Germany won on its home soil, becoming the first country to back up a UEFA European Championship with victory at the World Cup two years later, the debut of the Cruyff Turn was perhaps even more historic. Named for the constant innovator and driver of Hollands Total Football system, the magical maneuver was first employed in a Group Stage match against Sweden. With a defender on his back, Cruyff faked a pass with his right, dragged the ball behind his plant foot, spun around, dribbled away from the off-balance Swede and gave birth to a new era of fanciful, effective, attacking footwork. 100% Adidas product this ball is reproduction of the authentic one. COMES WITH OFFICIAL BALL STAND. The item “AdidasTelstar Durlast 1974 FIFA World Cup West Germany Match Soccer Ball Size 5″ is in sale since Friday, December 01, 2017. This item is in the category “Sporting Goods\Team Sports\Soccer\Balls”. The seller is “zanlorenzovicente” and is located in Ventura, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Brand: Adidas
- Model: Adidas Telstar Durlast
- Size: 5
- Country/Region of Manufacture: Pakistan
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