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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked  

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List Rules Vote 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
Robert Lewandowski is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

2
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

3
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

4
Gerd Müller is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

5
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

6
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Defender

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

7
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

8
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

9
Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper

Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

10
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Playmaker, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

11
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

12
Miroslav Klose is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

13
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 1995-1997

14
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

15
Claudio Pizarro is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015

16
Mario Gomez is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 2009-2013

17
Lúcio is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Lúcio Defender

Bayern Munich career: 2004-2009

18
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

19
David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Defender, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

20
Roy Makaay is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 2003-2007

21
Hasan Salihamidžić is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Defender, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1998-2007

22
Zé Roberto is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006, 2007-2009

23
Giovane Élber is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

24
Sepp Maier is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

25
Lukas Podolski is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All-Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2006-2009