Soccer Famous Soccer Players from West Germany

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List of the best soccer players from West Germany. List includes the top soccer (or “football”) players from West Germany, along with photos when available. This list of best West German soccer players is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest players are at the top of the list. If you're searching for a particular famous West German soccer player you can use the "search" box to find what you're looking for.

This is a list that includes players like Arne Friedrich and Norbert Meier.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best West German footballers?" and "Who is the greatest West German soccer player of all time?"

You can click on the names of these popular soccer players of West Germany in order to get more information about each one. If you're a sports lover then you can use this list of popular West German soccer players to discover some new athletes that you might really enjoy watching.

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Stefan Aigner is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Stefan Aigner is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

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Aaron Hunt is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Forward, Midfielder Aaron Hunt is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

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Ahmet Kuru is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Forward Ahmet Kuru is a Turkish footballer. He plays as a striker.

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Alexander Bugera is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Alexander Bugera Defender, Midfielder Alexander Bugera is a German footballer. He currently plays as a defender for 1. FC Kaiserslautern II, having had previous terms at Bayern Munich, SpVgg Unterhaching and MSV Duisburg. He began ...more

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Alexander Klitzpera is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Alexander Klitzpera is a German former footballer.

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Alexander Laas is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Alexander Laas is a German attacking midfielder for RB Leipzig II.

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Alexander Madlung is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Alexander Madlung Defender Alexander Madlung is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.

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Alexander Meier is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Alexander Meier is a German footballer who plays for Eintracht Frankfurt as an attacking midfielder.

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Alexander Meyer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Alexander Meyer Defender Alexander Meyer, is a former German footballer.

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Alexander Stolz is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Alexander Stolz Goalkeeper Alexander Stolz is a German football goalkeeper who currently plays for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Stolz joined Stuttgart from Regionalliga side FC Nöttingen during the summer of 2005, initially ...more

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Alexander Voigt is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Alexander Voigt Defender Alexander Voigt is a German footballer, who last played for Viktoria Köln.

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Ali Bilgin is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Winger, Forward, Midfielder Ali Bilgin is a German football player of Turkish descent. He is currently a free agent, his versatility and ability to use both feet allows him to fill in at various positions if needed. One of ...more

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Ali Güneş is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Ali Mehmet Güneş is a Turkish international footballer. Güneş plays for SV Türkgücü Bräunlingen in a south German lower-tier league.

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Alper Balaban is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Forward Alper Balaban was a Turkish-German footballer who started his career with Fenerbahçe. Balaban was raised in Gemmingen and Heilbronn. He began his career with German club TSG 1899 ...more

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Andreas Brehme is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender, Midfielder Andreas "Andy" Brehme is a German football coach and former football defender. He is best known for scoring the winning goal for Germany in the 1990 FIFA World Cup Final against ...more

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Andreas Görlitz is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Andreas Görlitz is a German footballer.

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Andreas Hinkel is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender, Midfielder Andreas Hinkel is a former German footballer. He played as a right back and has 21 caps for Germany. Hinkel was known for his attacking play on the flanks and defensive solidity. He is now the ...more

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Andreas Köpke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Goalkeeper Andreas Köpke is a German former football goalkeeper who was in the German squad that won the 1990 FIFA World Cup, and was also part of the 1994 FIFA World Cup squad. Though he did not ...more

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Andreas Möller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Andreas Möller is a retired German internationalist association footballer who played as an attacking midfielder. He was a playmaker known for his range of passing and goalscoring ability.

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Andreas Ottl is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender, Midfielder Andreas Ottl is a German footballer who plays as a defensive midfielder. He is currently a free agent. He signed his first professional contract for Bayern Munich on 1 July 2005. He was playing ...more

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Arne Friedrich is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Arne Friedrich is a retired German football defender. He played 82 times for the German national team. He is a very versatile player, playing full back, center back, and occasionally a midfield ...more

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Bastian Schweinsteiger is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Playmaker, Midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich and the German national team, serving as captain. A right-footed player, he usually ...more

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Benjamin Auer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Benjamin Auer Forward Benjamin Auer is a German footballer who is a centre-forward.

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Benjamin Lauth is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Benjamin Lauth Forward Benjamin Lauth is a German footballer who plays for Ferencvárosi TC.

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Benjamin Lense is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Benjamin Lense Defender Benjamin Lense is a former German footballer. Lense made 64 appearances in the Bundesliga during his playing career.

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Benno Möhlmann is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Benno Möhlmann Midfielder Benno Hans Möhlmann is a retired German footballer who currently manages FSV Frankfurt.

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Ben Camara is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Ben Camara Forward Ben Ibrahim Camara is an ex-professional English footballer, personal trainer and business owner.

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Berkant Göktan is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Forward Berkant Göktan is a Turkish-German footballer. He was considered one of the hottest prospects in Germany during the late 1990s.

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Bernd Dreher is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Goalkeeper Bernd Dreher is a German former football player. Dreher originally retired in summer 2003, taking up the role of Bayern youth goalkeeping coach and lending a hand to senior counterpart Sepp ...more

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Bernd Förster is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Bernd Förster Defender Bernhard "Bernd" Georg Josef Förster is a former German footballer who played as a defender. His younger brother, Karlheinz, was also a footballer, and a defender. Both played ...more

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Bernd Korzynietz is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Bernd Korzynietz Defender, Forward Bernd Korzynietz is a German former footballer.

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Bernd Schuster is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Bernhard "Bernd" Schuster is a German football manager most recently in charge of Spanish La Liga side Málaga and a former player. His contract with Málaga CF was ...more

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Björn Schlicke is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Björn Schlicke Defender Björn Schlicke is a German footballer. He currently plays for FSV Frankfurt as a defender. Schlicke began his career at SpVgg Greuther Fürth and has had spells at Hamburger SV, 1. FC ...more

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Bodo Illgner is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Goalkeeper Bodo Illgner is a German retired footballer who played as a goalkeeper. During his career he played for Köln and Real Madrid, and helped West Germany to the 1990 World Cup, where he became ...more

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Bruno Labbadia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Forward Bruno Labbadia is a retired German footballer of Italian heritage. He has been the manager of several German clubs and currently manages Hamburger SV.

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Carsten Nulle is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Carsten Nulle Goalkeeper Carsten Nulle is a German football goalkeeper currently playing for Hessen Kassel.

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Carsten Ramelow is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Carsten Ramelow Defender, Midfielder Carsten Ramelow is a retired German footballer who played as either a central defender or a defensive midfielder. Known for his tough tackling and defensive positioning, he played professionally ...more

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Carsten Wolters is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Carsten Wolters Defender, Midfielder Carsten „Erle“ Wolters is a retired German footballer. He played as a defender for MSV Duisburg, Borussia Dortmund and Wattenscheid 09.

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Cataldo Cozza is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Cataldo Cozza is an Italian-German footballer who is currently a free agent.

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Christian Demirtaş is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Christian Demirtaş is a German footballer of Aramean descent who plays for Würzburger Kickers as a defender.

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Christian Eigler is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Christian Eigler Forward Christian Eigler is a German footballer who currently plays as a striker for 2. Bundesliga side FC Ingolstadt 04. He was transferred to Nürnberg in 2008, when Thomas von Heesen was coach ...more

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Christian Gentner is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Christian Gentner is a German footballer who plays as a midfielder for and captains VfB Stuttgart. He won the Bundesliga twice, with VfB Stuttgart in 2007 and VfL Wolfsburg in 2009. He was also ...more

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Christian Rahn is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender, Midfielder Christian Rahn is a German footballer. He currently plays as defender for FC St. Pauli II and also capatins the squad.

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Christian Schulz is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Christian Schulz Defender, Midfielder Christian Schulz is a German footballer, currently with German Bundesliga club Hannover 96 as a centre back. He joined Werder Bremen in 1995 at the age of twelve and stepped up to the reserve ...more

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Christian Weber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Christian Weber Defender, Midfielder Christian Weber is a German footballer who currently plays for Fortuna Düsseldorf. Weber can play as either a defender or a midfielder.

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Christian Wörns is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Christian Wörns is a retired German footballer who played as a sweeper. Wörns was widely considered one of the finest German defenders of his generation and one of the best center ...more

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Christoph Janker is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Christoph Janker Defender Christoph Janker is a German football defender who plays for FC Augsburg.

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Christoph Metzelder is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Christoph Tobias Metzelder is a German former footballer who played as a central defender. Most of his professional career, which was spent mostly at Borussia Dortmund, was blighted by injuries. ...more

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Cristian Fiel is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Midfielder Cristian Fiél is a German-Spanish football midfielder who plays for Dynamo Dresden.

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Curro Torres is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Soccer Players from West Germany
Defender Cristóbal Emilio Torres Ruiz, commonly known as Curro Torres, is a Spanish retired footballer who played as a right back. In his professional career, whose later years were blighted by ...more