The Best Soccer Players from Germany

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Who are the best football players from Germany? This list includes the greatest soccer players born in Germany or who played on the Germany national football team. While the German men's national team has a long and storied history of producing top international talent, fans of Die Mannschaft have been waiting for the Nationalelf to recapture international glory since winning the 2014 World Cup. So, who are the best footballers from Germany? Who is the best German soccer player of all time?

Some of the best German soccer players include national legends like Gerd Müller, Franz Beckenbauer, Philipp Lahm, Miroslav Klose and Bastian Schweinsteiger. There are also current German football stars such as Joshua Kimmich, Timo Werner, and Leroy Sané, who are making an impact across the globe. 

Vote up the best soccer players from the Germany, and help decide who is the greatest German footballer of all time!

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  • Philipp Lahm
    1
    Defender
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Franz Beckenbauer
    2
    Defender, Sweeper
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Gerd Müller
    3
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Lothar Matthäus
    4
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Bastian Schweinsteiger
    5
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Toni Kroos
    6
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Michael Ballack
    7
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Miroslav Klose
    8
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Manuel Neuer
    9
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Oliver Kahn
    10
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Thomas Müller
    11
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Marco Reus
    12
    Forward
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Mesut Özil
    13
    Midfielder
    • Nationality: Turkey, Germany
  • Joshua Kimmich
    14
    Right back
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Mats Hummels
    15
    Defender
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
    16
    Forward, Midfielder
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Jürgen Klinsmann
    17
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Rudi Völler
    18
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Marc-André ter Stegen
    19
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Matthias Sammer
    20
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Lukas Podolski
    21
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Jupp Heynckes
    22
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Jérôme Boateng
    23
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Paul Breitner
    24
    Defender, Midfielder
    • Nationality: Germany
  • Sepp Maier
    25
    Goalkeeper
    • Nationality: Germany