Best German Football Players

The Top Ten
1 Franz Beckenbauer Franz Anton Beckenbauer is a German former professional footballer and manager. Early in his playing career he was nicknamed Der Kaiser because of his elegant style, dominance and leadership on the field, and also as his first name "Franz" is reminiscent of the Austrian emperors.

I love gerd muller and every other German. But der kaiser is indeed the best.

Kaiser Franz is without doubt one of the best players of all time.

Did you even see his long passes? those put world class playmaking legends on shame

Beckenbauer is definitely no. 1

2 Gerd Müller

One of the greatest scorers in football history.
The 'bomber' netted 1,461 goals in his career (more than Pele in less games) and won all the tophies (team and personal as top scorer) in all the tournaments he took part (both with Bayern M. and the National team). As far as I know he is the only one who managed to do so.

Gerd muller scored 14 goals and I believe he is an amazing dribbler.

3 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Most complete, most underrated

Was the best of the best

4 Oliver Kahn Oliver Rolf Kahn is a German former football goalkeeper. He started his career in the Karlsruher SC Junior team in 1975. Twelve years later, Kahn made his debut match in the professional squad.

Oliver kahn is the best goally.

5 Manuel Neuer Manuel Peter Neuer is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Bayern Munich and the Germany national team.

He is so good he saved CR7 penalty. Best goalie in the world.

THIS GUY SHOULD AT LEAST BE IN THE TOP THREE!

6 Miroslav Klose Miroslav Josef Klose is a German professional footballer who last played as a striker for Serie A club Lazio.

Miroslav klose is simply the best player that Germany has ever seen. As a debut in 2002 he scored a hat-rick in the most professional and talented way ever. He will and always be my absolute most favorite footballer and also the reason for me to be a fan of the die mannchaft!

The best. Just the best. Full stop.

Klose is theKing of Germany
Most World Cup Goals in the world and Germany's top goalscorer
Definitely should be in top 10

7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bastian Schweinsteiger is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for English club Manchester United and the Germany national team.

Very bad
Thomas Muller should be here

The king of football

Best player ever

Great plyer

8 Mesut Ozil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays for Premier League club Arsenal. He is considered to be one of the best players in the world. Özil plays mostly as an attacking midfielder, but can also be deployed as a winger.

Shame he was forced out of the team by a couple of old bags who had no understanding of his caliber and no respect for his personal background.

Ozil is the only player that has come closer to filling zidane's shoes. By the end of the career, he will become one of the greatest footballers ever.

He is a talented player of all time and push Germany forward a lot .

This guy is great he plays on Arsenal for a reason!

9 Lothar Matthaüs

Best midfield player I have ever saw, easily top 5

Should be at least in the top 5

He is just phenomenal

Should be top 3

10 Lothar Matthäus

Best german player ever

The Contenders
11 Michaël Ballack

Undisputed Midfield Genius
He is suitable for any role in the field

genius midfielder

12 Marco Reus Marco Reus is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder, winger or striker for German Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.

Best individual German player of all time!

Best currently playing german player

One of the greatest in the world

13 Thomas Müller

Thomas muller is the most underrated footballer of all time. To date he has 104 goals for Bayern Munich and 38 goals for Germany

I think most thomas muller is world's most underrated footballer ever. And he is one of best German footballer ever.

How is mueller 21?! @#

What 25 ONLY BECAUSE HIS JERSEY IS 25 DOESN'T MAKE HIM 25TH!

14 Toni Kroos Toni Kroos is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for Spanish club Real Madrid and the German national team.

Amazing obviously the best you can see it when you watch the game he just stands out!

The best midfielder of the modern times

Be is awesome! The best mid

AWESOME

15 Jürgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann scored 11 FIFA goals and coach of the usa

16 Uwe Seeler

The second greater scorer of the German football.Great player of 50s-60s.

17 Lukas Podolski

He is truly underrated!

18 Fritz Walter

Where is Fritz Walter on this list? Hopefully this is an oversight.

Selected by FIFA as the best German player of 20th century (except Beckenbauer who was in the selection comitte).

19 Helmut Rahn
20 Phillip Lahm

Best today! Can play midfield and defense. great at crossing; he got 18 assists from it this season. best!

21 Rudi Völler
22 Leroy Sane

He is the most elite player for Germany now

This is not fair sane is a very good player I bet in the future he will we have more than a 90 fifa rating but put him at least in the top 20

BEST PLAYER IN HISTORY AND HE'S 45TH YOU ARE MAD

23 Paul Breitner
24 Sepp Maier

One of the 5 best goalkeepers of the 20th century.

25 Jerome Boateng
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