Best German Football Players

The Top Ten
1 Franz Beckenbauer Franz Anton Beckenbauer (born 11 September 1945) 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. ...read more.

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

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

7 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bastian Schweinsteiger is a retired German professional footballer who usually played as a central midfielder.

The king of football

Best player ever

8 Mesut Ozil Mesut Özil is a German professional footballer who plays as an attacking midfielder for Süper Lig club Fenerbahçe. Nicknamed "The Assist King", Özil is known for his technical skills, creativity, agility, and finesse.

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.

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.

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

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

12 Marco Reus Marco Reus (born 31 May 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays for German national team and captains German Bundesliga team Borussia Dortmund.

Best individual German player of all time!

13 Thomas Müller

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

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

How is mueller 21?! @#

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. He plays mainly as a central midfielder, but has also been deployed as a deep-lying playmaker in his career. Known for his vision, passing, creativity, crossing and set-piece ...read more.

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

Be is awesome! The best mid

15 Jürgen Klinsmann
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

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

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

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
23 Sepp Maier

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

24 Paul Breitner
25 Jerome Boateng
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