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The Best Bayern Munich Players Of All Time, Ranked

Updated June 21, 2020 9.1k votes 633 voters 4.0k 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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  • Gerd Müller1
    329
    79

    BirthplaceNördlingen, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1964-1979

  • Manuel Neuer2
    315
    84

    Manuel Neuer

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceGelsenkirchen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2011-Present

  • Robert Lewandowski3
    420
    135

    BirthplaceWarsaw, Poland

    NationalityPoland

    Bayern Munich career: 2014-Present

  • Franz Beckenbauer4
    314
    86

    Franz Beckenbauer

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1963-1977

  • Philipp Lahm5
    302
    84

    Philipp Lahm

    Defender

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany, West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2017

  • Thomas Müller6
    291
    84

    Thomas Müller

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceWeilheim in Oberbayern, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2008-Present

  • Arjen Robben7
    267
    83

    Arjen Robben

    Winger, Forward

    BirthplaceBedum, Netherlands

    NationalityNetherlands

    Bayern Munich career: 2009-2019

  • Oliver Kahn8
    214
    64

    Oliver Kahn

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1994-2008

  • Franck Ribéry9
    225
    73

    Franck Ribéry

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceBoulogne-sur-Mer, France

    NationalityFrance

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2019

  • Lothar Matthäus10
    182
    54

    Lothar Matthäus

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceErlangen, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1984-1988, 1992-2000

  • Bastian Schweinsteiger11
    215
    81

    Bastian Schweinsteiger

    Playmaker, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2015

  • Karl-Heinz Rummenigge12
    144
    48

    Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceLippstadt, Germany

    NationalityGermany,West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1974-1984

  • Sepp Maier13
    108
    43

    Sepp Maier

    Goalkeeper

    BirthplaceMetten, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1962-1980

  • David Alaba14
    123
    80

    David Alaba

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceVienna, Austria

    NationalityAustria

    Bayern Munich career: 2010-Present

  • Miroslav Klose15
    125
    83

    BirthplaceOpole, Poland

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2011

  • Michael Ballack16
    109
    76

    Michael Ballack

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGörlitz, Germany

    NationalityGermany, German Democratic Republic

    Bayern Munich career: 2002-2006

  • Paul Breitner17
    81
    49

    Paul Breitner

    Defender, Midfielder

    BirthplaceKolbermoor, Germany

    NationalityGermany,West Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1974, 1978-1983

  • Uli Hoeneß18
    80
    50

    Uli Hoeneß

    Forward, Midfielder

    BirthplaceUlm, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1970-1979

  • Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck19

    BirthplaceMunich, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1966-1981

  • Stefan Effenberg20
    62
    40

    Stefan Effenberg

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceHamburg, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1990-1992, 1998-2002

  • Toni Kroos21
    96
    79

    Toni Kroos

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceGreifswald, Germany

    NationalityGermany, German Democratic Republic

    Bayern Munich career: 2007-2014

  • Klaus Augenthaler22
    55
    36

    Klaus Augenthaler

    Defender, Sweeper

    BirthplaceFürstenzell, Germany

    NationalityWest Germany, Germany

    Bayern Munich career: 1976-1991

  • Mehmet Scholl23
    55
    38

    Mehmet Scholl

    Midfielder

    BirthplaceKarlsruhe, Germany

    NationalityGermany

    Bayern Munich career: 1992-2007

  • Claudio Pizarro24
    63
    48

    BirthplaceCallao, Peru

    NationalityItaly, Peru

    Bayern Munich career: 2001-2007, 2012-2015

  • Giovane Élber25
    47
    32

    BirthplaceLondrina, Brazil

    NationalityBrazil

    Bayern Munich career: 1997-2003