Best German Football Players


The Top Ten

1 Franz Beckenbauer 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.

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

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

Beckenbauer is definitely no. 1

Best of the best - Metal_Treasure

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. - ifgy

3 Mesut Ozil 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.

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.


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

He sucks.


5 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Was the best of the best

6 Oliver Kahn 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. - ifgy

he sucks

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

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

8 Toni Kroos 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

Brilliant player!

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

Best player ever

Very bad
Thomas Muller should be here

Great plyer

10 Jerome Boateng Jerome Boateng

The Newcomers

? Wolfgang Overath

Great attacking midfielder with 81 National appearences. He was second with the team (1966), third (1970) and World Cup winner in 1974.

? Max Morlock

Inside forward of the 50s, member of the winning 1954 World Cup National team. He was caped 26 times scored 21 goals. At club level he scored about 700 goals in 900 games.

The Contenders

11 Marco Reus 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!

12 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?! @# - ifgy


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13 Lothar Matthaüs

Best midfield player I have ever saw, easily top 5

Should be at least in the top 5

14 Phillip Lahm

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

15 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).

16 Michaël Ballack
17 Uwe Seeler

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

18 Lothar Matthäus Lothar Matthäus
19 Jürgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann scored 11 FIFA goals and coach of the usa - ifgy

20 Lukas Podolski

He is truly underrated! - neehawgamer

21 Mats Hummels Mats Hummels Mats Julian Hummels is a German professional footballer who plays as a central defender for FC Bayern Munich and the German national team.
22 Bernd Leno
23 Sepp Maier

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

24 Helmut Rahn
25 Rudi Völler
26 Michael Ballack Michael Ballack
27 Timo Werner
28 Mario Gomez Mario Gomez Mario Gómez García ( born 10 July 1985) is a German professional footballer who plays as a striker for German club VfL Wolfsburg, and the German national team. When Stuttgart became champions in 2006–07, Gómez contributed 14 goals and seven assists at the age of 21 and was selected as German Footballer more.
29 İlkay Gündoğan
30 Paul Breitner
31 Mario Götze Mario Götze Mario Götze is a German footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Borussia Dortmund and the Germany national team.

You guys are racist and stupid! He made Germany win against Argentina! Argentina is my favourite country and lionel Messi is also the best! But Mario is the worst! Argentina lost because of Mario scored more goals than them and Argentina almost beat them but they just lost! It was all Mario's fault! I hate him SO MUCH!

Great potential to become the best, very talented

Great player with great ability!

Mario Götze is a legend. Very underestimated.

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32 Oliver Bierhoff
33 Bernd Schuster

He was one of the best midfielders of the 80s.

34 Berti Vogts
35 Marc-André ter Stegen

He is young have talent

36 Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck

One of the best central defenders of 60s-70s.

37 Ottmar Walter

Great centre forward of the 40s-50s, bother of Fritz. They played both in FC Kaiserslaurten and the W. Germany's National team. As a member of the team he won the 1954 World Cup.
He scored a total of 534 goals in his career.

38 Adolf Jäger

Adolf Jäger was a German amateur striker. He played football between 1907 and 1932. According to German sources he netted a total of at least 2,000 goals in about 700 matches.
He was the first German football icon with international recognition and 18 caps for the German national side (all amateur at the time) with 11 goals.

39 Sami Khedira
40 Per Mertesacker
41 Julian Draxler
42 Joshua Kimmich
43 Leroy Sane
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