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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 10.5k votes 804 voters 5.1k 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
    450
    91

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

  • 2
    428
    95

    BirthplaceNördlingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

  • 3
    280
    71

    Oliver Kahn

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

  • 4
    361
    109

    Manuel Neuer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

  • 5
    249
    57

    BirthplaceErlangen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

  • 6
    230
    55

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLippstadt, Germany

    NationalityGermany, West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

  • 7
    325
    105

    Philipp Lahm

    Defender

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

  • 8
    209
    50

    Sepp Maier

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMetten, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

  • 9
    306
    108

    Thomas Müller

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceWeilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

  • 10
    192
    55

    Paul Breitner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

  • 11
    288
    111

    BirthplaceBedum, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

  • 12
    479
    244

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Second Polish Republic

    NationalityPoland

    Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

  • 13
    247
    110

    Franck Ribéry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBoulogne-sur-Mer, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

  • 14
    235
    124

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Playmaker, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

  • 15
    134
    98

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

  • 16
    131
    99

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    NationalityGermany, Poland

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

  • 17
    114
    82

    Michael Ballack

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    NationalityGermany, German Democratic Republic

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

  • 18
    83
    55

    Uli Hoeneß

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    NationalityGermany,West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

  • 19
    71
    45

    Stefan Effenberg

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

  • 20
    54
    33

    BirthplaceLondrina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003

  • 21

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

  • 22
    58
    39

    Mehmet Scholl

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007

  • 23
    68
    52

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015

  • 24
    57
    40

    Klaus Augenthaler

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

  • 25
    52
    35

    Bixente Lizarazu

    Defender

    BirthplaceSaint-Jean-de-Luz, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2004, 2005-2006