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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 10.8k votes 825 voters 5.4k views100 items

List RulesVote up the top players ever to take the pitch for Bayern Munich.

The best players 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 Robert Lewandowski and Franck Ribery 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 Gerd Muller and Paul Breitner put Bayern Munich 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 players 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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    Toni Kroos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

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    61

    Thiago Alcântara

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSan Pietro Vernotico, Italy

    NationalityBrazil, Spain

    Bayern Munich career: 2013-Present

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    39

    Hasan Salihamidžić

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceJablanica, Bosnia and Herzegovina

    NationalityBosnia and Herzegovina

    Bayern Munich career: 1998-2007

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    54
    43

    Lúcio

    Defender

    BirthplacePlanaltina, Federal District, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 2004-2009

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    51

    BirthplaceRiedlingen, Germany

    NationalitySpain, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2013

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    Mark van Bommel

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMaasbracht, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2006-2011

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    BirthplaceGöppingen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1995-1997

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    33

    Zé Roberto

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006, 2007-2009

  • 34

    BirthplaceSlavonski Brod, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Bayern Munich career: 2012-2014

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    Roy Makaay

    Forward

    BirthplaceWijchen, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2003-2007

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    Luca Toni

    Forward

    BirthplacePavullo nel Frignano, Italy

    NationalityItaly

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2010

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    18

    Dieter Brenninger

    Forward

    BirthplaceErding, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1971

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    26

    Willy Sagnol

    Defender

    BirthplaceSaint-Étienne, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2000-2009

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    Jean-Marie Pfaff

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceLebbeke, Belgium

    NationalityBelgium

    Bayern Munich career: 1982-1988

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    Lukas Podolski

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceGliwice, Poland

    NationalityPoland, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2006-2009

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    Kingsley Coman

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceParis, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2015-Present

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    Brian Laudrup

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityDenmark,Austria

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992

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    25

    BirthplaceChimay, Belgium

    NationalityBelgium

    Bayern Munich career: 2006-2014

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    27
    29

    Ivica Olić

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceDavor, Croatia, Croatia

    NationalityCroatia

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2012

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    22
    23

    Paulo Sérgio Silvestre do Nascimento

    Winger, Forward

    BirthplaceSão Paulo, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1999-2002

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    22
    24

    BirthplaceHerford, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-1999

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    30

    Roland Wohlfarth

    Forward

    BirthplaceBocholt, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1992

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    24

    BirthplaceAsunción, Paraguay

    NationalityParaguay, Spain

    Bayern Munich career: 1999-2007

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    17

    Franz Roth

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceMemmingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1978

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    12

    Wolfgang Kraus

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGermany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1979-1984