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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 8.3k votes 554 voters 3.7k 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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  • 1
    Franz Beckenbauer
    285
    65

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

  • 2
    Gerd Müller
    285
    71

    BirthplaceNördlingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

  • 3
    Philipp Lahm
    267
    74

    Philipp Lahm

    Defender

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

  • 4
    Robert Lewandowski
    371
    127

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

  • 5
    Manuel Neuer
    268
    78

    Manuel Neuer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

  • 6
    Thomas Müller
    251
    81

    Thomas Müller

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceWeilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

  • 7
    Arjen Robben
    231
    80

    Arjen Robben

    Winger, Forward

    BirthplaceBedum, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

  • 8
    Oliver Kahn
    194
    61

    Oliver Kahn

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

  • 9
    Franck Ribéry
    202
    68

    Franck Ribéry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBoulogne-sur-Mer, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

  • 10
    Lothar Matthäus
    162
    50

    Lothar Matthäus

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceErlangen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

  • 11
    Bastian Schweinsteiger
    197
    77

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Playmaker, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

  • 12
    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
    135
    40

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLippstadt, Germany

    NationalityGermany,West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

  • 13
    Sepp Maier
    102
    32

    Sepp Maier

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMetten, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

  • 14
    Miroslav Klose
    114
    77

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

  • 15
    David Alaba
    110
    74

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

  • 16
    Paul Breitner
    75
    44

    Paul Breitner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityGermany,West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

  • 17
    Stefan Effenberg
    60
    30

    Stefan Effenberg

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

  • 18
    Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

  • 19
    Uli Hoeneß
    74
    45

    Uli Hoeneß

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

  • 20
    Michael Ballack
    98
    71

    Michael Ballack

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    NationalityGermany,German Democratic Republic

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

  • 21
    Klaus Augenthaler
    54
    28

    Klaus Augenthaler

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

  • 22
    Toni Kroos
    90
    74

    Toni Kroos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

  • 23
    Mehmet Scholl
    51
    34

    Mehmet Scholl

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007

  • 24
    Giovane Élber
    41
    28

    BirthplaceLondrina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

  • 25
    Claudio Pizarro
    57
    47

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015