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The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up the top defenders ever to take the pitch for Bayern Munich.

The best defenders ever to lace up their cleats for Bayern Munich have been part of a long legacy of tremendous soccer. All the FC Bayern Munich stars of past and present have had a hand in crafting the history of their club team.

While recent Bayern Munich players like Martin Dimichelis and Willy Sagnol have helped keep Bayern Munich among the class of Bundesliga and the A-list of world soccer, early standouts from the club's roster like Johnny Hansen and Paul Breitner put the Bayern Munich defense on the map as a group worth following.

So which of these players from Bayern Munich's long history deserves to rank near the top of the list? Who are the best Bayern Munich defenders of all-time? Vote below, and if you see any players missing from the list who should be considered, feel free to add them as well.

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Johnny Hansen is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Johnny Hansen

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1976

2
Paul Breitner is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

3
Christian Ziege is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1990-1997

4
Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

5
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

6
Wolfgang Dremmler is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1979-1986

7
Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

8
Martín Demichelis is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 2003-2011

9
Lúcio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Lúcio

Bayern Munich career: 2004-2009

10
Werner Olk is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Werner Olk

Bayern Munich career: 1960-1970

11
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

12
Klaus Augenthaler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

13
David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

14
Michael Tarnat is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

15
Norbert Eder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Norbert Eder

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988

16
Hans Pflügler is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1981-1992, 1995

17
Willy Sagnol is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 2000-2009

18
Daniel Van Buyten is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 2006-2014

19
Bixente Lizarazu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Bixente Lizarazu

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2004, 2005-2006

20
Olaf Thon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1988-1994

21
Oliver Kreuzer is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time
Oliver Kreuzer

Bayern Munich career: 1991-1997

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Marcel Witeczek is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1993-1997

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Jupp Kapellmann is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1973-1979

24
Thomas Helmer is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1992-1999

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Thomas Strunz is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Defenders Of All Time

Bayern Munich career: 1989-1992, 1995-2001