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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked 

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Updated December 4, 2019 2.2k votes 225 voters 1.7k views 100 items

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

Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic

Nationality: Poland

Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

2
Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

3
Gerd Müller is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward

Birthplace: Nördlingen, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

4
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

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

Birthplace: Gelsenkirchen, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

6
Arjen Robben is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Winger, Forward, Midfielder

Birthplace: Bedum, Netherlands

Nationality: Netherlands

Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

7
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

Birthplace: Erlangen, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

8
Bastian Schweinsteiger ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Playmaker, Midfielder

Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

9
Oliver Kahn is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

10
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Birthplace: Weilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

11
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Birthplace: Boulogne-sur-Mer, France

Nationality: France

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

12
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Birthplace: Lippstadt, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

13
Sepp Maier is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Birthplace: Metten, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

14
Miroslav Klose is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward

Birthplace: Opole, Poland

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

15
David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Midfielder

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Nationality: Austria

Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

16
Paul Breitner is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Midfielder

Birthplace: Kolbermoor, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

17
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Birthplace: Greifswald, Germany

Nationality: German Democratic Republic, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

18
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward

Birthplace: Göppingen, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1995-1997

19
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Birthplace: Görlitz, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

20
Uli Hoeneß is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Uli Hoeneß Forward, Midfielder

Birthplace: Ulm, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

21
Klaus Augenthaler is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper

Birthplace: Fürstenzell, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

22
Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender

Birthplace: Munich, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

23
Stefan Effenberg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Stefan Effenberg Midfielder

Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

24
Giovane Élber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward

Birthplace: Londrina, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

25
Mehmet Scholl is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Birthplace: Karlsruhe, Germany

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007