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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 9.4k votes 669 voters 4.3k 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
    341
    87

    BirthplaceNördlingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

  • 2
    442
    139

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

  • 3
    328
    90

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

  • 4
    332
    92

    Manuel Neuer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

  • 5
    316
    88

    Philipp Lahm

    Defender

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

  • 6
    300
    88

    Thomas Müller

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceWeilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

  • 7
    275
    85

    Arjen Robben

    Winger, Forward

    BirthplaceBedum, Kingdom of the Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

  • 8
    224
    65

    Oliver Kahn

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

  • 9
    197
    55

    Lothar Matthäus

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceErlangen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

  • 10
    233
    75

    Franck Ribéry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBoulogne-sur-Mer, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

  • 11
    227
    81

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Playmaker, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

  • 12
    147
    51

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLippstadt, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

  • 13
    114
    44

    Sepp Maier

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMetten, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

  • 14
    129
    81

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

  • 15
    131
    85

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

  • 16
    113
    76

    Michael Ballack

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

  • 17
    84
    51

    Paul Breitner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

  • 18
    83
    51

    Uli Hoeneß

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

  • 19

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

  • 20
    65
    41

    Stefan Effenberg

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

  • 21
    50
    31

    BirthplaceLondrina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

  • 22
    96
    82

    Toni Kroos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGerman Democratic Republic, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

  • 23
    56
    38

    Klaus Augenthaler

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

  • 24
    56
    40

    Mehmet Scholl

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007

  • 25
    63
    50

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015