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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 10.8k votes 825 voters 5.4k 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
    458
    95

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

  • 2
    435
    98

    BirthplaceNördlingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

  • 3
    255
    57

    BirthplaceErlangen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

  • 4
    286
    72

    Oliver Kahn

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

  • 5
    369
    113

    Manuel Neuer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

  • 6
    233
    56

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLippstadt, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

  • 7
    330
    105

    Philipp Lahm

    Defender

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

  • 8
    211
    51

    Sepp Maier

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMetten, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

  • 9
    312
    110

    Thomas Müller

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceWeilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

  • 10
    198
    57

    Paul Breitner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

  • 11
    291
    113

    BirthplaceBedum, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

  • 12
    494
    243

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

  • 13
    254
    109

    Franck Ribéry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBoulogne-sur-Mer, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

  • 14
    241
    124

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Playmaker, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

  • 15
    136
    98

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

  • 16
    117
    81

    Michael Ballack

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

  • 17
    136
    102

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

  • 18
    75
    45

    Stefan Effenberg

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

  • 19
    85
    55

    Uli Hoeneß

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

  • 20
    62
    39

    Mehmet Scholl

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007

  • 21
    56
    34

    BirthplaceLondrina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

  • 22
    57
    36

    Bixente Lizarazu

    Defender

    BirthplaceSaint-Jean-de-Luz, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2004, 2005-2006

  • 23
    72
    51

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015

  • 24

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

  • 25
    59
    39

    Klaus Augenthaler

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991