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

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, Sweeper

Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

4
Manuel Neuer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

5
Philipp Lahm is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

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

Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

7
Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Playmaker, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

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
Franck Ribéry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

10
Lothar Matthäus is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

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

Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

12
Michael Ballack is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

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

Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

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

Bayern Munich career: 1995-1997

15
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

16
Uli Hoeneß is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Uli Hoeneß Forward, Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

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

Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

18
Sepp Maier is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Goalkeeper

Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

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

Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

21
Zé Roberto is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Midfielder

Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006, 2007-2009

22
Giovane Élber is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Forward

Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

23
Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender

Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

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

Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015

25
Klaus Augenthaler is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked
Defender, Sweeper

Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991