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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked 

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Updated December 4, 2019 2.7k votes 289 voters 2.1k 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 from Warsaw

Nationality: Poland

Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

2
Gerd Müller is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Nördlingen

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

3
Franz Beckenbauer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender and Sweeper from Munich

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

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

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 from Gelsenkirchen

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 and Forward from Bedum

Nationality: Netherlands

Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

7
Thomas Müller is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward and Midfielder from Weilheim in Oberbayern

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

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

Nationality: Germany, West 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 from Karlsruhe

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

10
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward and Midfielder from Boulogne-sur-Mer

Nationality: France

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

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

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

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

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

13
Miroslav Klose is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Opole

Nationality: Germany, Poland

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

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

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

15
Paul Breitner is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender and Midfielder from Kolbermoor

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

16
Sepp Maier is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper from Metten

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

17
David Alaba is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender and Midfielder from Vienna

Nationality: Austria

Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

18
Toni Kroos is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder from Greifswald

Nationality: German Democratic Republic, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

19
Jürgen Klinsmann is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward from Göppingen

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1995-1997

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

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

21
Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender from Munich

Nationality: Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

22
Klaus Augenthaler is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender and Sweeper from Fürstenzell

Nationality: West Germany, Germany

Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

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

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 from Londrina

Nationality: Brazil

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

25
Thiago Alcântara ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Thiago Alcântara Midfielder from San Pietro Vernotico

Nationality: Brazil, Spain

Bayern Munich career: 2013-Present