Germany National Team

“Iron Eagle” Germany has been identified as the strongest team ever, is known for its never-say-die attitude. Its famous legend was available since the 1930s known as Breslau XI together with other great players like Ernest Kuzorra and Richard Hofmann. The World War II detrimentally effect its football in the post-war era and Germany was separated into West Germany and East Germany, and West Germany proved themselves spending a short time to renovate the team and surprisingly won the World Cup in the 1954. Fritz Walter was a great player and leader of that victory team whom DFB regarded as the greatest personality of their football history. Until the era of Helmut Schon, West Germany dominated European football as they succeed almost every tournament. Especially, Franz Beckenbauer appeared as a phenomenon offensive libero and became  the best defender of all-time. In 1990, the Germany was re-unified with its most prominent player Lothar Matthaus who is regarded as the greatest central midfielder of all-time. Note that East German players are also combined in this squad. 



Germany

Location     :  Middle Europe
European Championship Participation : 11 Times (1972 – 2012)
World Cup Participation   :  17 Times (1934, 1938, 1954 - 2010)
Achievement  : 4 Times FIFA World Cup Champions (1954, 1974, 1990, 2014)
4 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1966, 1982, 1986, 2002)
4 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (1934, 1970, 2006, 2010)
3 Times European Championship Winner ( 1972, 1980, 1996)
3 Times European Championship Runner-Up (1976, 1992, 2008)
Most Caps  : Lothar Matthaus  (150 Games)
Top Scorer :   Miroslav Klose (71 Goals)
The Greatest Player Ever :  Franz Beckenbauer





All-Time German Squad


    1. Sepp Maier

Date Of Birth  :  28 February 1944
Position : Goalkeeper, Height :  183 cm
Major Club:  Bayern Munich, Caps    :  95 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1966, 1970, 1974, 1978 ( 18 Games ) 
Club Honours :  4 Times Bundesliga, 3 Times German Cup
3 Times European Cup (1974, 1975, 1976)
1 Time UEFA Cup Winner’s Cup
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Winner
1972 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 1975 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
3 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1975, 1977, 1978)
1999 IFFHS Germany Goalkeeper of The Century
1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     Class : King Bronze

2. Berti Vogts

Date Of Birth :  30 December 1946
Position  : Right-Back, Height : 168 cm
Major Club : Munchengladbach, Caps : 96 Games
World Cup Participation : 970, 1974, 1978 (19 Games)
Club Honours  :  5 Times Bundesliga, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
2 Times UEFA Cup, 1977 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Winner
1972 UEFA Euro Winner, 1976 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1977 European Defender of The Year      
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1971, 1979)
2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Star Team (1974, 1978)
10 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Queen Gold

3. Karlheinz Schnellinger

Date Of Birth  :  31 March 1939, Height  : 180 cm
Position : Left-Back/ Center-Back
Major Club  :  FC Koln, AC Milan, Caps : 47 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1958, 1962, 1966, 1970 (16 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time Bundesliga
1 Time Italian Series A, 4 Times Copa Italia
2 Times European Cup Winners’ Cup
1969 European Cup, 1969 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1962 German Footballer of The Year
1962 FIFA World Cup All-Star Team, Bronze Ball Ballon'Dor
3 Times European Defender of The Year (1962, 1963, 1964)
                                                     Class :  Queen Gold

4. Jurgen Kohler

Date Of Birth  : 6 October 1965
Position  :  Stopper, Height : 186 cm
Major Club  : Juventus, Dortmund, Caps : 105 Games
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998 (13 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Bundesliga Champions
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time Copa Italia
1993 UEFA Cup, 1997 UEFA Champion League
1997 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  :  1990 FIFA World Cup Winners
1996 European Championship Winners, 1992 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1997 German Footballer Of The Year
1992 European Championship Team Of Tournament
6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                   Class :  Queen Silver

5. Franz Beckenbauer

Date Of Birth  :  11 September 1945
Position  : Sweeper, Height  : 181 cm
Major Club : Bayern Munich, Caps   :  103 Games (14 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1966, 1970, 1974 (18 Games)
Club Honours :  5 Times Bundesliga, 4 Times DFB Pokal
3 Times European Cup (1974, 1975, 1976)
1 Time Cup Winner’s Cup, 1976 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours   :  1974 FIFA World Cup Winners
1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1972 UEFA Euro Winners, 1976 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1966 FIFA World Cup Best Young Player
4 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1966, 1968, 1974, 1976)
12 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Bayern Munich - Bundesliga Greatest Player Ever
2 Times World Soccer Player Of The Year (1972, 1976), 3 Times FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
2 Times UEFA Euro Best Defender (1972 Best Player, 1976), 1974 FIFA World Cup Best Defender
2 Times Ballon'Dor (1972, 1976), 2 Times Silver Ball (1974, 1975), 1966 Bronze Ball
1994 FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, 1998 FIFA World Team Of Century
1999 IFFHS Germany Player of The Century, Bronze Ball IFFHS World Player of The Century
Class :  King Gold

6. Lothar Matthaus

Date Of Birth  :  21 March 1961
Position : Box-To-Box Midfielder, Height : 175 cm
Major Club : Inter Milan, Bayern, Caps : 150 Games (23 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1982,1986,1990,1994,1998 (25 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Italian Series A
7 Times Bundesliga Champions,2 Times DFB-Pokal
2 Times UEFA Cup (1991, 1996)
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (1987, 1999)
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1986 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1978 Bravo Award, 1988 UEFA Euro Best XI
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1990,1999)
Ballon'Dor : 1990 Golden Ball, 1991 Silver Ball
1990 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, World Soccer Player Of The Year
                                                     1991 FIFA World Player Of The Year
                                                     4 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     Class : King Silver

7. Wolfgang Overath

Date Of Birth  :   14 September 1944
Position :  Left-Playmaker
Height : 176 cm, Major Club : FC Koln
Caps :  81 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970, 1974 (19 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga , 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours  : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1974 FIFA World Cup Winners, 1970 Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1974 FIFA World Cup All Star Team  
FC Cologne Greatest Player Ever
3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Queen Gold

8. Helmut Rahn

Date Of Birth :  16 August 1929
Position : Right-Winger
Height : 178 cm, Major Club : Rot-Weiss Essen
Caps :  40 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (10 Games/ 10 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga, 1 Time German Cup      
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Winners
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team
1958 Silver Ball European Footballer of The Year    
Class  : Queen Silver


9. Gerd Muller

Date Of Birth : 3 November 1945
Position :  Target Striker, Height : 176 cm
Major Club  :  Bayern Munich, Caps  :  62 Games (68 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1970, 1974 (13 Games / 14 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 572 Goals/ 669 Games
Club Honours : 4 Times Bundesliga, 4 Times DFB-Pokal
1967 European Cup Winners’ Cup,1976 Intercontinental Cup
3 Times European Cup (1974,1975,1976)
International Honours : 1972 European Championship Winner
1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : Bundesliga All-Time Most Top Scorer (7 Times)
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1967,1969)
2 Times European Golden Shoe,World League Top Scorer (1970,1972)
European Cup All-Time Most Top Scorers (1973,1974,1975,1977)
1970 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - All-Stars Team
Ballon'Dor : 1970 Golden Ball, 1972 Silver Ball, 2 Times Bronze Ball (1969,1973)
Bundesliga Most Consecutive Games Scorer, Bundesliga and DFB Pokal All-Time Top Scorer
1972 UEFA Euro Top Scorer - Best XI, 2000 World Football's Greatest Goalscorer of All Time
5 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : King Silver

10. Fritz Walter

Date Of Birth : 31 October 1920
Position : Deep-Lying Forward, Height : 174 cm
Major Club : Kaiserslautern, Caps : 61 Games (33 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1954, 1958 (11 Games - 3 Goals))
Professional Score Record : 380 Goals/ 411 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times German Champions
International Honours : 1954 Times FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1954 FIFA World Cup Best Midfielder
Kaiserslautern All Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
UEFA Jubilee Award (Germany)
German Sport Personality Hall of Fame
Class  : Queen Gold


11. Karlheinz Rummenigge

Date Of Birth : 25 September 1955
Height  :  182 cm, Position : Side-Forward
Major Club  :  Bayern Munich, Caps  :  95 Games (45 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1978, 1982, 1986 (19 Games / 9 Goal)
Professional Score Record : 286 Goals/ 574 Games
Club Honours :  2 Times Bundesliga, 2 Times DFB-Pokal
2 Times European Cup (1975, 1976), 1976 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours  : 1980 UEFA Euro Winner
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982,1986)
Individual Achievement  : 1980 German Footballer of The Year 
3 Times Bundesliga Top Scorer, 1 Time Swiss League Top Scorer
1980 UEFA Euro Best Player, 1981 European Cup Top Scorer
2 Times Ballon'Dor (1980,1981),1979 Silver Ball
1982 FIFA World Cup Bronze Ball, 1982 Silver Ball World Soccer Player of The Year
7 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Queen Gold
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Substitution 


12. Oliver Kahn

Date Of Birth  :  15 June 1969, Height   :  188 cm
Position : Keeper, Caps :  86 Games, Major Club :  Bayern
World Cup Participation : 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006 ( 7 Games )
Club Honours  :  8 Times Bundesliga, 6 Times DFB-Pokal
1996 UEFA Cup, 2001 UEFA Champion League, 1999 Runner-Up
International Honours  :  2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 7 Times Bundesliga Goalkeeper of the Year
2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (2000, 2001)
IFFHS World’s Best Goalkeeper : 3 Times Winners (1999, 2001, 2002)
2000 Second Place, 2003 Third Place
4 Times UEFA Club Goalkeeper of The Year (1999,2000,2001,2002)
2 Times Bronze Ball European Footballer Of The Year (2001, 2002)
2002 FIFA World Cup Golden Ball - Yashin Award                                                                                                  Class : Queen Gold
                                            
13. Paul Janes

Date Of Birth  :  10 March 1912
Position   :  Right-Back
Height    :  178 cm
Major Club  :  Dusseldorf 

Caps    :  71 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938 (4 Games)
Club Honours   :  1 Time German Champion
International Honours    :  1934 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Queen Silver


14. Karlheinz Forster

Date Of Birth  : 25 July 1958
Position : Stopper, Height : 178 cm
Major Club  : Stuttgart, Marseile, Caps : 81 Games
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga Champion
2 Times French Champions, 1 Time French Cup
International Honours : 1980 UEFA Euro Winner
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up(1982,1986)
Individual Achievement  :  1982 German Footballer Of The Year
2 Times UEFA Euro Best XI (1980, 1984)
2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
VFB Stuttgart Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Queen Bronze

15. Andreas Brehme

Date Of Birth :   9 November 1960, Height : 175 cm
Position : Left-Wing-Back, Caps  : 86 Games (8 Goals)
Major Club : Kaiserslautern, Inter Milan
World Cup Participation  :  1986, 1990, 1994 (16 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
1 Time Italian Series A, 1 Time UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Winner
1992 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2 Times UEFA Euro Best XI (1984, 1992)
1989 Guerin Italian Series A Footballer Of The Year
1990 European Defender of The Year
1990 Bronze Ball Ballon'Dor, FIFA World Cup All-Star Team
3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                  Class  : Queen Silver

16. Paul Breitner

Date Of Birth  :  5 September 1951, Height : 176 cm
Position : Left-Wing-Back, Box-to-Box Midfielder
Major Club : Bayern Munich, Caps : 48 Games (10 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1974, 1982 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 5 Times Bundesliga, 2 Times DFB-Pokal
2 Times Spanish Liga, 1 Time Copa Del Rey
1974 European Cup Winner, 1982 Runner-Up
International Honours  : 1972 UEFA Euro Winner 
1974 FIFA World Cup Winners,1982 Runner-Up              
Individual Achievement : 1981 German Player Of The Year
1972 UEFA Euro Best XI, 1974 FIFA World Cup All-Star
1981 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor
6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     Class  : Queen Gold

17. Matthias Sammer

Date Of Birth  : 5 September 1967, Height : 180 cm
Position :  Sweeper, Major Club : Borussia Dortmund
Caps : 51 Games for Germany, 23 Games for East Germany
World Cup Participation : 1994 (4 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Bundesliga ,2 Times DDR League
1997 UEFA Champion League, 1997 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours :1996 UEFA Euro, 1992 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1996 UEFA Euro Best Player, Ballon'Dor
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1995,1996)
4 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Borussia Dortmund's Greatest Player Ever
Class :  King Bronze


18. Fritz Szepan

Date Of Birth  :  2 September 1907
Position :  Defensive/Attacking Midfielder, Height : 177 cm
Major Club : Schalke 04, Caps : 34 Games
World Cup Participation : 1934, 1938 (5 Games)
Club Honours  : 6 Times German Champions
1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 1934 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : Schalke's Greatest Player Ever
Class  :  Queen Gold



19. Gunther Netzer

Date Of Birth  :  14 September 1944, Height :  178 cm
Position  :  Playmaker
Major Club : Munchengladbach, Caps : 37 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (1 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Times Bundesliga Champion
2 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
1 Time Swiss Super League, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours  : 1972 UEFA Euro Winner
1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  1992 All-Time Europe XI
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1972, 1973)
1972 UEFA Euro Best XI, Ballon'Dor
7 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                    Borussia MunchenGladbach Greatest Player Ever
                                                    Class : Queen Gold


20. Ernest Kuzorra

Date Of Birth  :  16 October 1905
Position  : Deep-Lying Forward, Height : 174 cm
Major Club  :  Schalke 04
Caps     :  12 Games (7 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  None           
Professional Score Record  :  265 Goals/ 350 Games
Club Honours  :  6 Times German Champions
1 Time German Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Queen Gold


21. Uwe Seeler

Date Of Birth  :  5 November 1936
Position : Fast Striker, Height : 170 cm
Major Club : Hamburg, Caps  :  72 Games (43 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1958,1962,1966,1970 (21 Games /9 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  446 Goals/ 520 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time German Champion, 1 Time German Cup
International Honours  : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1 Times Bundesliga Top Scorer
3 Times German Footballer of The Year (1960, 1964, 1970)
1960 Bronze Ball Ballon'Dor, 1966 FIFA World Cup All Star Team
1968 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
Hamburg All-Time Top Scorer - Greatest Player Ever
                                                     1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     German Sports Hall of Fame
                                                     Class   :  Queen Gold


22. Jurgen Klinsmann

Date Of Birth : 30 July 1964, Height : 182 cm
Position : Target Striker, Caps :108 Games (47 Goals)
Major Club :  VFB Stuttgart, Inter Milan, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation : 2006 (17 Games with 11 Goals)
Professional Score Record : 254 Goals/ 566 Games
Club Honors :  1 Time Bundesliga Champion
2 Times UEFA Cup (1991, 1996)
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Champion
1996 UEFA Euro Winner, 1992 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1988, 1994)      
1990 FIFA World Cup All Star Team, 1995 FWA Footballer of The Year
1995 Silver Ball Ballon'Dor, Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
                                                     1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     1996 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
                                                     Class  : Queen Silver


Manager 


Helmut Schoen




Year Of Birth :   15 September 1915
Major Team :  West Germany
Major Achievement : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1972 European Championship Winner
1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
1976 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : None
Style : Equivalent
Class :  King Bronze




Conclusion of Squad

GK : Sepp Maier, Oliver Kahn
DF : Berti Vogts, Karlheinz Schnellinger, Franz Beckenbauer, Jurgen Kohler, Paul Janes, Matthias Sammer, Karlheinz Forster
MF : Fritz Szepan, Lothar Matthaus, Andreas Brehme, Paul Breitner, Gunther Netzer, Wolfgang Overath
FW : Frit Walter (Captain), Ernest Kuzorra, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Helmut Rahn, Uwe Seeler, Jurgen Klinsmann, Gerd Muller
Manager : Helmut Schoen



Formation XI (4-1-3-2)



Explanation of Formation

Maier is selected as first choice instead of Kahn due to his better status for Germany. Schnellinger is on the left and Berti Vogts is on the right, the defensive game in the side of the field would be unbeatable. Both full-back sometimes press themselves to the central defense area when Beckenbauer move to support attacking game. Kohler beat Forster as a starter-marker just for his better performance in World Cup. Overath is left-midfielder who uncompromisingly approach. Rahn is on right-wing and is assigned to cut inside to support goalscoring. Matthaus would dynamically move across function in midfield line. Fritz Walter performs as an advanced playmaker to support the front-line. Rummenigge is a side forward who move between left-wing and central area. Gerd Muller has the extreme high potential to make a large number of scores unimaginably. 


Stadium

Allianza Arena





Opened : 1960
City       : Munich
Capacity : 74,100 Seats
Field Dimension : 105x69m










Statistics

By Decade

By Class

By Club

1920s : -
1930s : 2
1940s : -
1950s : 2
1960s : 3
1970s : 5
1980s : 3
1990s : 5
2000s : 2


King : 7
Queen : 15
Prince : -

Bayern Munich : 7
Dortmund : 3
VFB Stuttgart : 2
Kaiserslautern  :  2
Koln : 2
Hamburg : 1
Gladbach : 1
Schalke : 1





Positional Ranking of Substitution 

Goalkeeper


1. Manuel Neuer

Date Of Birth  :  27 March 1986 
Height  : 193 cm, Caps : 63 Games
Major Club   :  Schalke, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  :  2010, 2014
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesliga, 2 Times DFB=Pokal
2013 UEFA Champion League, 2012 Runner-Up
2013 FIFA Club World Cup
International Honours  : 2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place
2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : 2014 FIFA World Cup Golden Gloves
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (2013, 2014, 2015)
2013 -2014 Silver Ball UEFA Best Player in Europe 
2014 Bronze Ball FIFA Ballon'Dor                                                                                                                         Class : Queen Bronze      

2. Toni Schmaccher

Date Of Birth  :  6 March 1954, Height  :  186 cm
Major Club   :  FC Koln, Caps  : 76 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986 (14 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga, 3 Times DFB Pokal
International Honours : 1980 European Championship Winner
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982, 1986)
Individual Achievement  :  
2 Times German Footballer Of The Year (1984, 1986)
1986 FIFA World Cup Silver Ball and Best Goalkeeper
1984 European Goalkeeper of The Year
Class : Queen Gold     
              
                                
3. Jurgen Croy

Date of Birth   :  19 October 1946
Height : 190 cm, Caps : 86 Games For East Germany
Major Club : Sachsenring Zwickau
World Cup Participation  :  1974 (6 Games)        
Club Honours  : 2 Times East German Cup
International Honours : 1976 Gold Medal Olympic Game
Individual Achievement  :   
3 Times East German Footballer Of The Year (1972,1976,1978)
1999 IFFHS East Germany Goalkeeper of The Century
Class  : Queen Silver



4. Andreas Kopke

Date Of Birth  :  12 March 1962
Height  : 182 cm, Caps : 59 Games
Major Club :  Nuremberg
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998 (5 Games)
Club Honours  :  None
International Honours  : 1996 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement :  1993 German Footballer Of The Year
2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
1996 UEFA Euro Goalkeeper Of Tournament
1996 European Goalkeeper Of The Year
1996 IFFHS World Best Goalkeeper Of The Year
Class : Queen Silver

5. Hans Tilkowski

Date Of Birth  :  12 July 1935
Height : 182 cm, Caps : 39 Games
Major Club  :  Westfalia Herne, Borussia Dortmund
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :  1 Time German Cup
1 Time European Cup Winners Cup
International Honours  :  1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1965 German Footballer Of The Year
Class  : Queen Bronze                                


6.Bert Trautmann

Date Of Birth  :  22 October 1923
Height  : 185 cm, Caps :  None
Major Club  :  Manchester City
World Cup Participation  :   None          
Club Honours  : 1 Time FA Cup Winner
International Honours  :   None
Individual Achievement  :   Manchester City ‘s Greatest Player Ever  
1956 FWA Footballer Of The Year
English Football Hall Of Fame         
German Sports Hall of Fame
Class : Queen Bronze

7. Heinrich Stuhlfauth

Date Of Birth  :  11 January 1886
Height  : 184 cm, Caps : 21 Games
Major Club   :  Nurnberg
Olympic Games Participation  :  1928
Club Honours  : 5 Times German Championship
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : German Sports Hall of Fame
Class : Prince Gold





8. Fritz Herkenrath

Date Of Birth  :  9 September 1928
Height  : 177 cm, Caps : 21 Games
Major Club   : Rot Weis Essen
World Cup Participation  :  1958
Club Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver     





9. Hans Jakob

Date Of Birth  :  16 June 1908
Height  : 191 cm, Caps : 38 Games
Major Club   :  Regensburg
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938
Club Honours  : 
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : 
Class : Prince Silver     

10. Urich Stein

Date Of Birth  :  23 October 1954
Height  : 191 cm, Caps : 6 Games
Major Club   :  Hamburge, Frankfurt
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesliga
1 Time DFB-Pokal
1983 European Cup
International Honours  : None
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver       




Defensive Lateral


1. Hans Peter Briegel

Date Of Birth   :  11 October 1955
Position  :  Left, Right-Wing-Back 
Height   :  188 cm
Major Club   :  Kaiserslautern
Caps    :  72 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1982, 1986 (13 Games)         
Club Honours     :   2 Times East German Cup
International Honours   :  1980 European Championship Winner
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982, 1986)
Individual Achievement  :    1985 German Footballer of The Year
1985 European Defender of The Year
4 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Queen Bronze


2. Philipp Lahm

Date Of Birth :   11 November 1983
Position  : Left and Right-Back/Destroyer, Height : 170 cm
Major Club  :  Bayern Munich, Caps : 113 Games
World Cup Participation  :   2006, 2010, 2014
Club Honours : 5 Times Bundesliga, 5 Times DFB-Pokal                               
2013 UEFA Champion League, 2 Times Runner-Up
International Honours  :  2008 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place, 2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times UEFA Euro Best XI (2008, 2012)
2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Stars Team (2010, 2014)
Class  :  Queen Bronze

3. Manfred Kaltz

Date Of Birth :   6 January 1953
Position  : Right-Wing-Back, Height :  186 cm
Major Club  :  Hamburg, Caps :  69 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1978, 1982 (13 Games)
Club Honours : 3 Times Bundesliga, 2 Times DFB-Pokal                                
1977 UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup
1983 European Cup Winner, 1980 Runner-Up
International Honours    :    1976 European Championship Runner-Up
1980 European Championship Winner
1982 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1980 European Defender of The Year
6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Queen Bronze
4. Erich Juskowiak

Date of Birth : 7 September 1926
Position :  Left-Back
Height  :  188 cm
Major Club  :  Dusseldorf
Caps  :  31 Games
World Cup Participation  :  1958 (5 Games)        
Club Honours  :   None
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None           
Class  : Prince Gold


5. Horst Dieter Hottges 

Date Of Birth : 10 September 1943
Position :  Left-Back, Height : 176 cm
Major Club :  Werder Bremen, Caps :  66 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970, 1974 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time Bundesliga Champions
International Honours    :    1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Gold




6. Klaus Urbanczyk

Date Of Birth  :  4 June 1940
Position :  Right-Back, Height : 175 cm
Major Club :  Chemie Halle
Caps  :  34 Games for East Germany
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  :  1 Time East German Cup
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1964 East German Footbller of the Year
1964 East German Sportsperson of the Year
Class : Prince Silver



7. Bernard Dietz

Date Of Birth  :  22 March 1948
Position :  Left-Back/ Center-Back
Height  : 178 cm, Caps  :  53 Games
Major Club :  MSV Duisburg
World Cup Participation  :   1978 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :    None
International Honours  :  1976 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver



8. Stefan Reuter

Date Of Birth  :  27 December 1949
Position  :  Right-Back, Height : 181 cm
Major Club :  Borussia Dortmund
Caps :  69 Games
World Cup Participation  :   1990, 1998 (8 Games)
Club Honours  :    5 Times Bundesliga Champions
1997 UEFA Champion League
1997 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1992 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
1996 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver




Central Defender


1. Willi Schulz  

Date Of Birth  : 4 October 1938
Position :  Center-Back
Height : 181 cm, Caps  : 66 Games
Major Club  :  Schalke 04, Hamburger SV
World Cup Participation : 1962, 1966, 1970 (13 Games)
Club Honours : None
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  :  Queen Bronze
2. Wolfgang Weber

Date of Birth  : 26 June 1944
Position  : Stopper, Height : 177 cm
Major Club :  FC Koln, Caps :  53 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970 (8 Games)           
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesliga Champions
3 Times DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Gold



3. Reinhold Munzenberg

Date Of Birth  :  25 January 1909
Position :  Left-Full-Back/ Center-Back
Height :  175 cm, Caps :  41 Games
Major Club :  Aachen
World Cup Participation  :  1934, 1938 (1 Game)
Club Honours  :  None
International Honours    :  None
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Gold


4. Hans Jurgen Dorner

Date Of Birth  :  25 January 1951
Position :  Libero, Height :  175 cm
Major Club :  Dynamo Dresden
Caps  :  100 Games for East Germany
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  : 5 Times DDR-Oberliga
5 Times FDGB Pokal
International Honours  : 1976 Olympic Games Gold Medal
Individual Achievement : 3 Times East German Footballer of The Year
Dynamo Dresden’s Greatest Player Ever
Class : Prince Gold


5. Guido Buchwald

Date Of Birth  : 24 January 1961
Position  :  Stopper/ Defensive Midfielder
Height : 188 cm, Major Club : VFB Stuttgart
Caps   : 76 Games         
World Cup Participation :  1990, 1994 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times Bundesliga Champions
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Champion
1992 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver

6. Herbert Erhardt

Date Of Birth  : 6 July 1930
Position  :  Stopper/ Defensive Midfielder
Height : 188 cm, Major Club : SpVgg Furt
Caps   : 50 Games         
World Cup Participation :  1954, 1958, 1962 
Club Honours : 2 Times Bundesliga Champions
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : None
Class : Prince Silver


7. Klaus Fichtel

Date Of Birth  : 19 November 1944
Position  :  Sweeper
Height : 176 cm, Major Club : Schalke 04
Caps   : 23 Games         
World Cup Participation :  1970
Club Honours : 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : None
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver





Central Midfielder

1. Horst Szymaniak

Date Of Birth  :  29 August 1934
Position  :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height  :  178 cm
Major Club  :  Wuppertaler
Caps  :  43 Games
World Cup Participation :  1958, 1962 (9 Games)
Club Honours   :   None
International Honours   :  None                     
Individual Achievement  : None
Class   :  Queen Silver



2. Michel Ballack

Date Of Birth  :  26 September 1976
Position : Box-To-Box MidfielderHeight : 189 cm
Major Club : Bayem, Chelsea, Caps : 98 Games (42 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :  2002, 2006 (11 Games)
Club Honours  :  1 Time English Premier League
4 Times German Bundesliga , 3 Times DFB-Pokal
3 Times FA Cup, 1 Time League Cup, 2001 Intercontinental Cup
2 Times UEFA Champion League Runner-Up (2002, 2006)
lnternational Honours : 2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
2006 FIFA World Cup Third Place, 2008 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 2002 UEFA Club Midfielder of The Year
3 Times German Footballer of The Year (2002, 2003, 2005)
2002 FIFA World Cup Top Assister/All-Stars, 2008 UEFA Euro Best XI
                                                     6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     Class  : Prince Gold

3. Stefan Effenberg

Date Of Birth :  2 August 1968
Position :  Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  188 cm, Caps : 35 Games
Major Club :  Bayem Munich, Borussia Munchengladbach
World Cup Participation  : 1994 (3 Games)
Club Honours :  3 Times Bundesliga Champions
2 Times DFB-Pokal, 2001 Intercontinental Cup
2001 UEFA Champion League Winner, 1999 Runner-Up
lnternational Honous : 1992 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Adievement :  1992 UEFA Euro Best XI
2001 UEFA Champion League Most Valuable Player
8 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Prince Gold


4. Uli Stielike

Date Of Birth  : 15 November 1954, Height : 177 cm
Position : Defensive Holding Midfielder / Sweeper
Caps : 42 Games, Major Club : Munchengladbach, Real Madrid          
World Cup Participation  : 1982 (7 Games)
Club Honours  : 3 Times Bundesliga Champions
3 Times Spanish La Liga, 2 Times Copa Del Rey
2 Times Swiss Super League, 1 Time German Cup
2 Times UEFA Cup (1975, 1985)
2 Times European Cup Runner-Up (1977, 1981)
International Honours : 1980 UEFA Euro Champion
1982 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 4 Times Spanish Best Foreign Player of The Year
                                                     Class : Prince Gold

5. Rainor Bonhof

Date Of Birth  :  28 March 1952
Position : Destroyer
Height  : 180 cm, Caps :  53 Games
Major Club :  Borussia Munchengladbach
World Cup Participation  : 1974, 1978 (10 Games)
Club Honours : 4 Times Bundesliga, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
1975 UEFA Cup, 1977 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
1976 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1976 UEFA Euro Best XI
3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Gold


6. Bastian Schweinsteiger

Date Of Birth  : 1 August 1984
Position  :  Central Holding Midfielder
Height :  183 cm, Caps : 108 Games
Major Club :  Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  : 2006, 2010, 2014 
Club Honours :  7 Times Bundesliga, 7 Times DFB-Pokal
2013 UEFA Champion League, 2 Times Runner-Up (2010, 2012)
International Honours : 2008 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
2 Times FIFA World Cup Third Place (2006, 2010)
2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  2 Times FIFA World Cup All-Stars (2010, 2014)
2013 German Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Gold

7. Andreas Kupfer

Date of Birth  : 7 May 1914
Position :  Box-to-Box Midfielder
Height : 172 cm, Caps :  44 Games
Major Club :  Schweinfurt
World Cup Participation  :  1938 (2 Games)        
Club Honours  :   None
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Prince Gold



8. Ludwig Goldbrunner

Date Of Birth  :  5 March 1908
Position :  Defensive Midfielder/ Center-Back
Height  : 175 cm, Caps  :  39 Games
Major Club :  Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  :   1938 (1 Game)
Club Honours :  1 Time German Championship
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Gold




9. Olaf Thon

Date Of Birth  :  1 May 1966
Position :  Box-to-Box Midfielder/Sweeper
Height  : 170 cm, Caps  :  53 Games
Major Club :  Schalke, Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  :   1986, 1990, 1998
Club Honours  :   3 Times Bundesliga Champions
2 Times DFB-Pokal, 1997 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup, 1986 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver



10. Horst Eckel

Date Of Birth  :  8 February 1932
Position  :   Destroyer
Height :  180 cm, Caps : 32 Games
Major Club :  Kaiserslautern
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  2 Times German Champion
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : None
Class : Prince Silver




11. Herbert Wimmer

Date Of Birth  : 9 November 1944
Position  :   Defensive Holding Midfielder
Height :  179 cm, Caps : 36 Games
Major Club :  Monchengladbach
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  5 Times German Champion
1 Time DFB-Pokal, 1975 UEFA Cup
1977 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1972 UEFA Euro Winner
Individual Achievement  : 3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver




Offensive Lateral

1. Hans Schafer

Date Of Birth  :  19 October 1927
Position :  Left-Winger, Height : 174 cm
Major Club  :  FC Koln, Caps : 39 Games (15 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1954, 1958, 1962 (15 Games/ 7 Goals)
Club Honours : 2 Times German Champion
International Honours : 1954 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1963 German Footballer of The Year
Class :  Prince Gold




2. Pierre Littbarski

Date Of Birth  :  16 April 1960
Position : Right-Winger, Height  : 168 cm
Major Club : FC Koln, Caps : 73 Games (18 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1982, 1986, 1990 (18 Games)
Club Honours  : 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours  : 1990 FIFA World Cup Champion
2 Times FIFA World Cup Runner-Up (1982, 1986)
Individual Achievement : 1982 FIFA World Cup Top Assister
8 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Prince Gold



3. Jurgen Grabowski

Date Of Birth  : 7 July 1944
Position : Right-Winger, Height :  183 cm
Major Club  :  Eintracht Frankfurt, Caps : 44 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970, 1974 (11 Games)
Club Honours  :  2 Time DFB-Pokal, 1980 UEFA Cup
International Honours : 1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
1972 European Championship Winners
1970 FIFA World Cup Third Place
1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   Eintract Franfurt Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Prince Gold

4. Ernest Lehner

Date Of Birth  :  7 November 1912
Position  :  Right-Winger
Height  : 176 cm
Major Club : Augburg
Caps  :  65 Games (31 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 1934, 1938 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :   None
International Honours :  1934 FIFA World Cup Third Place
Individual Achievement  :  None
Class : Prince Silver


5. Sigfried Held

Date Of Birth  :  7 August 1942
Position  :  Right-Winger
Height  : 180 cm
Major Club : Dortmund, Offenbach
Caps  :  41 Games
World Cup Participation : 1966, 1970 (6 Games)
Club Honours  :   1966 Cup Winners Cup
International Honours :  None
Individual Achievement : 5 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver

6. Eberhard Vogel

Date Of Birth  :  8 April 1943
Position  :  Left-Winger, Height : 179 cm
Major Club :  Karl-Marx-Stadt, Carl Zeiss jena
Caps  :  75 Games (25 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1974 (3 Games)
Club Honours : 1 Time DDR League
3 Times FDGB Cup
International Honours :   None
Individual Achievement  :  1969 East German Footballer of the Year
Class : Prince Silver




Offensive Midfielder


1. Bernd Schuster

Date Of Birth  :  22 December 1959
Position  :  Playmaker
Height  : 183 cm, Major Club   :  Barcelona
Caps  :  22 Games, World Cup Participation : None
Club Honours  :  3 Times Spanish La Liga
 5 Times Copa Del Rey, 1982 European Cup Winners’ Cup
1986 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours  : 1980 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement  : 1980 UEFA Euro Best Xi
Ballon'Dor : 1980 Silver Ball , 2 Times Bronze Ball (1981, 1985)
2 Times La Liga  Foreign Player of The Year (1985, 1991)
1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Queen Bronze

2. Helmut Haller

Date Of Birth : 27 December 1949
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height  : 176 cm, Caps :  33 Games
Major Club   : Bologna, Juventus
World Cup Participation  :   1962, 1966, 1970 (9 Games/ 6 Goals)
Club Honours:   3 Times Italian Series A
1973 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1966 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  : 1964 Italian Series A Footballer of The Year
Bologna Greatest Player Ever
Class : Queen Bronze


3. Thomas Haesler

Date Of Birth : 30 May 1966
Position : Playmaker/Right-Side Midfielder
Height : 166 cm, Caps : 101 Games (11 Goals)
Major Club : AS Roma, Karlsruhe, 1860 Munich
World Cup Participation : 1990, 1994, 1998 (14 Games)
Club Honours : None
International Honours : 1990 FIFA World Cup Winners
1996 UEFA Euro Winners, 1992 Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1992 UEFA Euro Best XI
2 Times German Footballer of The Year (1989, 1992)
6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
1992 Bronze Ball FIFA World Player of The Year
1994 FIFA World Cup Top Assister
                                                     Class : Prince Gold

4. Andreas Moller

Date of Birth  : 2 September 1967
Position :  Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder
Height : 181 cm, Caps :  85 Games (29 Goals)
Major Club :  Borussia Dortmund
World Cup Participation  :  1994, 1998 (9 Games)           
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesluga Champions
3 Times DFB-Pokal, 1993 UEFA Cup
1997 UEFA Champion League, 1997 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours    :   1992 European Championship Runner-Up
1996 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement  : 6 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class  : Prince Gold
5. Mezut Ozil

Date Of Birth  : 15 October 1988
Position : Playmaker, Height :  180 cm
Major Club :  Real Madrid, Arsenal, 
Caps : 84 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 2010, 2014
Club Honours :  1 Time Spanish La Liga
3 Times FA Cup, 1 Time Copa Del Rey, 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 2010 FIFA World Cup Top Assist
2011 UEFA Champion League Top Assist
2012 UEFA Euro Best XI
1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Gold

6. Toni Kroos

Date Of Birth  :  4 January 1990
Position : Playmaker, Height :  182 cm
Major Club :  Bayern, Real Madrid, Caps : 76 Games
World Cup Participation : 2014
Club Honours :  3 Times Bundesliga
1 Time La Liga, 3 Times DFB-Pokal
3 Times UEFA Champion League, FIFA Club World Cup (13,16,17)
International Honours : 2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 2014 FIFA World Cup Top Assist, All Stars Team
2014 IFFHS World Best Playmaker
2016 UEFA Euro Best XI
Class : Prince Gold

7. Felix Magath

Date Of Birth  :  26 July 1953
Position : Playmaker, Height :  172 cm
Major Club :  Hamburg, Caps : 43 Games
World Cup Participation : 1982, 1986 (10 Games)
Club Honours :  3 Times Bundesliga Champions
1977 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
1983 European Cup Winner, 1980 Runner-Up
International Honours : 1980 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement : 1986 FIFA World Cup All Stars Team
2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver


8. Mehmet Scholl

Date Of Birth  :  16 October 1970
Position : Playmaking-Attacking Midfielder, Height : 177 cm
Major Club :  Bayern Munich, Caps : 36 Games
World Cup Participation  :   None
Club Honours  : 8 Times Bundesliga Champions
5 Times DFB-Pokal, 1996 UEFA Cup
2001 UEFA Champion League, 1999 Runner-Up
2001 Intercontinental Cup
International Honours : 1996 European Championship Winner
Individual Achievement  :  3 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver




Forward


1. Jupp Heynckes

Date Of Birth  :  9 May 1945
Position  : Left Side-Forward
Major Club :  Borussia Munchengladbach
Caps :  39 Games (14 Goals)
Professional Score Record  : 220 Goals/ 385 Games
World Cup Participation  : 1974 (2 Games)
Club Honours :  4 Times Bundesliga Champions
1 Time DFB-Pokal, 1975 UEFA Cup
1977 European Cup Runner-Up
International Honours : 1972 UEFA Euro Winner
1974 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :   2 Times Bundesliga Top Scorer
1972 UEFA Euro Team of The Tournament
                                                   2 Times UEFA Cup Top Scorer (1973, 1975), 1974 Cup Winners Cup Top Scorer
                                                   1976 European Cup Top Scorer, 2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                   Class : Prince Gold


2. Thomas Muller

Date Of Birth  : 13 December 1988
Position  :  Deep-Lying Forward
Height :  186 cm, Caps :68 Games (31 Goals)
Major Club :  Bayern Munich
World Cup Participation  : 2010, 2014 
Club Honours :  3 Times Bundesliga, 3 Times DFB-Pokal
2013 UEFA Champion League, 2 Times Runner-Up (2010, 2012)
International Honours : 2010 FIFA World Cup Third Place
2014 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  :  2010 Bravo Award
2010 FIFA World Cup Golden Boot, Best Young Player
2014 FIFA World Cup Silver
Class : Prince Gold
      
3. Klaus Allofs

Date Of Birth  :  6 December 1956
Position : Forward, Height : 174 cm
Major Club :  FC Koln, Caps : 56 Games (17 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1986 (7 Games with 2 Goals)
Club Honours : 1 Time French League,  1 Time French Cup
4 Times German Cup, 1 Time Cup Winners' Cup
International Honours  : 1980 European Championship Winner
1986 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer
1980 European Championship Top Scorer
1986 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
4 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Class : Prince Silver

4. Max Morlock

Date Of Birth  :  11 May 1925
Position  : Forward, Height   :  170 cm
Major Club :  Nuremberg, Caps : 26 Games (21 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1954 (5 Game with 6 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  294 Goals/ 472 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times German Champions, 1 Time German Cup
International Honours  : 1954 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement : 1961 German Footballer of The Year
Nuremberg Greatest Player Ever
Class  : Prince Silver


5. Hans Jurgen Kreische

Date Of Birth  : 19 July 1947
Position : Deep-Lying Forward, Height :  185 cm
Major Club : Dynamo Dresden
Caps   :  50 Games for East Germany (25 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1974  (3 Games)
Professional Scores Record : 143 Goals/ 256 Games
Club Honours :   5 Times DDR-Oberliga
2 Times FDGB Pokal
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   4 Times DDR Oberliga Top Scorer
1973 East German Footballer of The Year
Class : Prince Silver



Striker



1. Rudi Voller

Date Of Birth  : 13 April 1960
Position  :  Target Striker, Height  : 180 cm
Major Club  :  Werder Bremen, AS Roma
Caps  : 90 Games (47 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1986, 1990, 1994 (15 Games / 8 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  206 Goals/ 448 Games
Club Honours : 1 Time Copa Italia, 1993 European Cup
International Honours : 1992 UEFA Euro  Runner-Up
Individual Achievement   : 1983 German League Top Scorer
1983 German Footballer of The Year
1984 UEFA Euro Best XI, 1991 UEFA Cup Top Scorer
5 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
Werder Bremen Greatest Player Ever
                                                     Class  : Prince Gold

2. Miroslav Klose

Date Of Birth  :  9 June 1978
Position  :  Target Striker, Height  :  182 cm
Major Club :  Kaiserslautern, Werder Bremen
Caps :  137 Games (71 Goals)
World Cup Participation : 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014 (24 Games/17 Goals)
Professional Scores Record  : 206 Goals/ 524 Games
Club Honours  : 2 Times Bundesliga , 2 Times DFB-Pokal
2010 UEFA Champion League Runner-Up
International Honours : 2008 UEFA Euro Runner-Up
2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up, 2010 FIFA World Cup Champion
Individual Achievement  : 1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer 
2006 FIFA World Cup Golden Shoe - All-Stars Team
2006 German Footballer of The Year, 
                                                     2 Times Bundesliga Team of the Year
                                                     Germany All-Time Top Scorer, FIFA World Cup All-Time Top Scorer
                                                     Class : Prince Gold


3. Joachim Streich 

Date Of Birth  :  13 April 1951
Position : Target Striker, Height    :  173 cm
Major Club :  Magdeburg
Caps  :  98 Games for East Germany (55 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1974 ( Games with  Goals)
Professional Scores Record  : 229 Goals/ 378 Games
Club Honours : 2 Times FDGB-Pokal
International Honours :  2002 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
2008 European Championship Runner-Up
Individual Achievement  :   4 Times DDR Oberliga Top Scorer
2 Times East German Footballer of The Year (1979, 1983)
Class : Prince Silver

4. Klaus Fischer

Date Of Birth  :  27 December 1949
Position  : Target Striker, Height    : 178 cm
Major Club : Schalke, Caps :  45 Games (32 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   1978, 1982 (12 Games With 2 Goals)
Club Honours  : 1 Time DFB-Pokal
International Honours : 1982 FIFA World Cup Runner-Up
Individual Achievement : 1 Time Bundesliga Top Scorer    
1 Time Bundesliga Team of the Year
Schalke All-Time Top Scorer
Class : Prince Silver



5. Richard Hofmann

Date Of Birth  :  8 February 1906
Position  : Target Striker, Height : 175 cm 
Major Club :  Dresdner, Caps :  25 Games (24 Goals)
World Cup Participation  :   None
Professional Score Record  :  Unavailable
Club Honours :  2 Times German Champions
2 Times German Cup
International Honours    :   None
Individual Achievement  :   None
Class  : Prince Silver



6. Oliver Bierhoff

Date Of Birth  :   1 May 1968
Position  :  Target Striker, Height : 191 cm
Major Club  : Udinese, AC Milan, Caps : 70 Games (37 Goals)
World Cup Participation  : 1986, 1990, 1994 (15 Games / 8 Goals)
Professional Score Record  :  136 Goals/ 343 Games
Club Honours  : 1 Time Italian Series A
1993 European Cup
International Honours   : 1996 UEFA Euro  Champion
Individual Achievement  :  1 Time Series A Top Scorer
1998 German Footballer of The Year
Class  : Prince Silver






Table of Positional Ranking


Goalkeeper
Defensive Lateral
Central Defender
1. Sepp Maier
2. Oliver Kahn
3. Manuel Nauer
4. Toni Schumaccher
5. Jurgen Croy
6. Andreas Kopke
7. Hans Tilkowski
8. Heinrich Stuhlfauth
9.  Hans Jakob
10. Bert Trautmann
11. Friedrich Henkenrath
12. Uli Stein
13. Bodo Illgner
14. Jens Lehmann
15. Ike Immel
16. Norbert Nigbur
17. Toni Turek
18. Bernd Franke
19. Willibald Kreß
20. Rene Muller
21. Hans Ulrich Grapenthin
22. Rudolf Kargus
23. Stefan Klos
24. Hans Jorge Butt

1. Karlheinz Schnellinger
2. Berti Vogts
3. Andreas Brehme
4. Paul Breitner
5. Hans Peter Briegel
6. Phillip Lahm 
7. Paul Janes
8. Manfred Kaltz
9. Erich Juskowiak
10. Horst Dieter Hottges 
11. Klaus Urbanczyk
12. Bernhard Dietz
13. Stefan Reuter
14  Bernd Patzke
15. Korad Weise
16. Cristian Ziege
17. Marcus Babble

Sweeper
1. Franz Beckenbauer
2. Matthias Sammer
3. Hans-Jurgen Dorner
4. Klaus Fichtel
5. Horst Blankkenburg
6. Bernd Bransch
7. Klaus Augenthaler
8. Matthias Herget
9. Manfred Binz
10. Jen Nowotny
11. Cristain Worn
12. Gerd Kische


Stopper

1. Jurgen Kohler
2. Karlheinz Forster
3. Willi Schulz
4. Wolfgang Weber
5. Reinhold Munzenberg
6. Guido Buchwald
7. Herbert Erhardt
8. Ditmar Jakobs
9. Hans George
Schwarzenbeck
10. Thomas Helmer
11. Werner Liebrich

Defensive Midfielder
Offensive Midfielder
Offensive Lateral
1. Lothar Matthaus
2. Horst Szymaniak
3. Michael Ballack
4. Stefan Effenberg
5. Uli Stielike
6. Rainer Bonhof 
7. Bastian Schweinsteiger 
8. Andreas Kupfer
9. Ludwig Goldbrunner
10. Olaf Thon
11. Horst Eckel
12. Herbert Wimmer
13. Albin Kitzlinger
14. Torsten Frings
15. Ralf Falkenmayer
16. Ditmar Hamann
17. Dieter Eilts


1. Wolfgang Overath
2. Gunther Netzer
3. Fritz Szepan
4. Bernd Schuster
5. Helmut Haller
6. Thomas Haesler
7. Andreas Moller
8. Mezut Ozil
9. Toni Kroos
10. Felix Magath
11. Mehmet Scholl
12. Heinz Flohe
13. Uli Hoeness
14. Manfred Burgsmuller
15. Uwe Bien
16. Jurgen Sparwasser 
17. Jürgen Noldner
18. Sebastian Deisler

1. Helmut Rahn
2. Hans Schafer
3. Pierre Littbarski
4. Jurgen Grabowski
5. Ernest Lehner
6. Siegfried Held
7. Eberhard Vogel
8. Bernd Holzenbein
9. Reinhard Libuda
10. Mario Basler
11. Adolf Urban
12. Johannes Lohr
13. Adolf Lehner

Forward
Striker
Manager
1. Fritz Walter
2. Karlheinz Rummenigge
3. Ernst Kuzorra
4. Jupp Heynckes
5. Thomas Muller
6. Max Morlock
7. Klaus Allofs
8. Hans-Jürgen Kreische
9. Dieter Muller
10. Otto Siffling
11. Peter Ducke

1. Gerd Muller
2. Uwe Seeler
3. Jurgen Klinsmann
4. Rudi Voller
5. Miroslav Klose
6. Joachim Streich
7. Klaus Fischer
8. Richard Hofmann
9. Oliver Bierhoff
10. Edmund Conen
11. Mario Gomez
12. Ottmar Walter
13. Horst Hrubesch
14. Ulf Kirsten
15. Erwin Helmchen
16. Otto Harder

1. Ottmar Hitzfeld
2. Otto Rehagel
3. Udo Lattek
4. Sepp Herberger
5. Helmut Schon



The Greatest German Players of the Era
10s : -
20s : Heinrich Stuhlfauth
30s : Ernest Kuzorra (1st Half), Fritz Szepan (2nd Half)
40s : Fritz Walter (2nd Half)
50s : Fritz Walter (1st Half), Helmut Rahn (2nd Half)
60s : Uwe Seeler (1st Half), Franz Beckenbauer (2nd Half)
70s : Franz Beckenbauer (1st Half), Sepp Maier (2nd Half)
80s : Karl-Heinz Rummennigge (1st Half), Lothar Matthaeus (2nd Half)
90s : Jurgen Klinsmann (1st Half), Matthias Sammer (2nd Half)
00s : Oliver Kahn (1st Half), Michael Ballack (2nd Half)
2010s : Manuel Neuer (1st Half)



The Greatest German Footballers of All-Time

1. Franz Beckenbauer
2. Lothar Matthaeus 
3. Gerd Muller
4. Karlheinz Rummenigge
5. Fritz Walter
6. Uwe Seeler
7. Paul Breitner
8. Sepp Maier
9. Berti Vogts
10. Oliver Kahn
11. Wolfgang Overath
12. Gunther Netzer
13. Manuel Neuer 

14. Matthias Sammer
15. Karlheinz Schnellinger
16. Andres Brehme
17. Toni Schumaccher
18. Jurgen Kohler
19. Fritz Szepan
20. Jurgen Klinsmann


46 comments:

  1. Anonymous11/8/14

    Miroslav Klose is the top scorer with 71 goals

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    1. Thanks for notification ! Just has not updated.

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    2. Anonymous12/8/14

      i left a comment on Uruguay's team too.(need to update)

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  2. Libuda think is very underrated in your country, I speak German I that something else for you, but all games I saw was more than Libuda Grabowski, and others held their list

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    1. In primary rating reference by kicker, Libuda is rated below Sigfried Held but just as good as Holzenbein. I just get into deeper details, Libuda seems to be the most talent player in this group, known for his exceptional dribbling but also his scoring record is just much below average in winger standard. Libuda won just 26 caps, much lower than the two and as I check he was few capped just because of his inconsistency profile. In 1966 FIFA World Cup, he was at age of 23 and was not selected for the final squad (he won first caps at only 20 years old), just lost his place to Lothar Emmerich who just play for West Germany for one game. Do you have more support info about him ?

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  3. good reference that I have been games I saw all these players you listed and that to me is essential, but in the international campaign was Held title see play as striker yourself.
    http://imortaisdofutebol.com/2014/07/29/esquadrao-imortal-borussia-dortmund-1962-1966/

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    1. Yes but as long as these players are ranked by performance and I admit I cannot watch most of games in 90 minutes through their career, I have to depend on information for now but I've long attempted to watch more. Anyway, If players are rated by only skill, watching of sampling games likes your suggestion could be OK.

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  4. ok, after all we know that much about football that we exchange ideas, have learned a lot from you and I'm sure you will learn at least a little with me

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    1. Not little at all, your suggestion always let me found the new important things and fulfill more fact.

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    2. ok friend will soon have my blog and I will pass you the link

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    3. That's a good news and quite sure would be impressive by many.

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  5. Anonymous13/8/14

    Germany are 4 times world champions (not 3)

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    1. Oh, OK there are very many things to update.

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  6. Friend's date of birth is wrong Kohler is October 6, 1965

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  7. Did not understand the ausênsia Otto Harder, played 1914-1926 15 games and 14 goals, much better than many strikers placed.His football fame in Germany was comparable with Uwe Seeler's fame.

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    1. Thanks for this name. I admit to have never heard of him. As I check by reading two articles. He was accolade for his complete ability and was one of the most talented German players alongside Richard Hoffmann prior to the golden era of Kuzorra and Szepan but his physical body condition was always a problem, played just 50 – 60 minutes per match and unfortunately Germany did not enter to any international matches between 1915 and 1919 (enter only one game in 1914) due to World War I. He returned to play for his nation in 1920 but he scored no goal in first three games whereas the team scored four goals totally. Then, he is conjectured to be punished by ignorance to be called for the caps in following three years (missed all games in 1921 and 1922 and participated only one game in 1923). Harder with his 31 years old was just share a high proportion of the eleven starter in 1924 until 1926 (however still missed four games).
      For me, he could be named in the bottom list but I’d prefer not create his profile.

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    2. Anonymous13/5/15

      Harder was a supporter of the Hitler regime, so his name got forgotten in Germany, i'm not sure if he should be included due to his personality even if he was a very good striker obviously

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    3. I ever read article of Harder and I remember I'd not include him due to his very short prime.

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    4. After all, the site is Performance or personality?

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    5. Performance as the majority and personality in the meaning of greatness impact history is a the minority.

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    6. I think you should focus on talent and performance, how to think or act outside the field should not tell. While defending the Nazi regime, Harder was one of the greatest strikers of his his time, no one knows the influence that received at the time.

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  8. Anonymous13/5/15

    im pretty sure Klose was a way better striker than Bierhoff, you should change this

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    1. Bierhoff is better in control the ball by feet and a better foot shorter but Klose is quicker. I watch Bierhoff in his Udinese years and I'm much more impressive on him than Klose. In performance, they have a similar number of seasons.So the peak is preference to Bierhoff.

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  9. Anonymous24/7/15

    I think that thomas Müller deserves more than Prince silver, don't you think so?

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    1. I don't think so since he is now only 25 years old and has collected 1.5 world-class and 4 international-class seasons by kicker. Prince Gold required the profile at least 1 - 2 world-class with 6 - 8 international-class seasons.

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  10. Where is TIMO KONIEZTKA? He was prolific german striker ever!!!

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    1. He was rated by kicker in ony 3 international-class seasons. The selective standard of this musuem is at least 5 international-class seasons.

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  11. Anonymous24/2/16

    Ralf Fakenmayer seems overated in positional ranking. I Guess Bernd Schneider could have a chance even with his lack of title.

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    1. At least I have ranked him down below Torsten Frings based on kicker rating record. I'm also very impressive at Schneider's quality but Kicker rate him in only 3 international-class.

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  12. Anonymous8/3/16

    Uwe Seeler - most assists FIFA World Cup ever - 10.
    Helmut Rahn - most outbox goals FIFA World Cup ever - 5.
    Miroslav Klose - most header FIFA World Cup ever - 7.
    Fritz Walter - most assists FIFA World Cup 1954 - 8.

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  13. Siegfried Held, Lothar Emmerich, Alfred Kelbassa? Champions for great Borussia Dortmund.

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    1. Lothar Emmerich is surely not qualified. He won only 5 caps and was rated by kicker in only 1 international-class season. He might be achieve a few more seasons in aboard but still by far nou enough. Kelbassa also achieved only 2 international-class seasons.

      Finally, Siegfried Held is well-matched with 8 international-class seasons and won 41 caps but kicker seems to overrate him. His best rank in German player of the year is at 7th in 1966 and other than that just below 10th.

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  14. Heinrich Stuhlfauth Date Of Birth : 11 January 1886

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  15. Anonymous20/10/16

    mesut ozil?

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    1. I checked his progressive performance in club career by kicker but he still not qualify with only 4 international-class seasonsl. He is likely to be named at the end of this season if sustain his current level through a season.

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  16. Anonymous1/11/16

    You left Podolski out?Have you seen his scoring record?
    And Kloses position in your ranking is way too low.
    you have to elaborate and give a reason for this

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    1. I imply you think this squad/ranking are selected based on NT performance only in which I actually include club performance in consideration.

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  17. I'd argue Neuer is now above Maier and Kahn, and also Philipp Lahm should AT LEAST be an honourable mention, been at the top of the game for no less than a decade

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    1. The three are in the similar level but Neuer is just 30 years old and that should be acceptable that he is ranked the last place among the three.

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  18. Naratorn,

    Frank Mill, Uwe Rahn and Heinz Riedle?

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  19. Anonymous19/7/17

    Neuer is below Schumacher. Please fix that.

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  20. Anonymous20/7/17

    'Greatest German player of the century' by 'VDS'(German Sports writers' Association) to celebrate 100th anniversary of DFB in 2000

    1. Franz Beckenbauer (557points)
    2. Fritz Walter (135points)
    3. Gerd Muller (67points)
    4. Uwe Seeler (44points)
    5. Lothar Matthaus (41points)
    6. Gunter Netzer (24points)
    7. Wolfgang Overath (7points)
    8. Fritz Szepan (7points)
    9. Peter Ducke (6points)
    10. Jurgen Klinsmann (6points)

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    1. Hey, are you a guy who always posts such a great voting poll list in many nations ?
      Could you give me a nickname or any login name and your nationality, I really desire to mention you in a group of expert.

      From the list, I never heard of Peter Ducke and this let me interest to know his career biography although he seems to be highly overrated in the poll as he won only one East German player of the year.

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    2. Anonymous21/7/17

      I like your museum, so I always come this site and confirm any updates. Also, I suggested many players to you. But I think you guessed wrong. 'Greatest German player of the century' by 'VDS' is only 2nd data what I posted(1st is in 'East Asian all time squad') in your blog.

      Anyway, I think it's good to put East German Striker Peter Ducke in this squad('Positional Ranking of substitution' or 'Table of Positional Ranking') according to the evidence.

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    3. Anonymous21/7/17

      Additional data. 'Greatest Bundesliga Best XI' by Journalists of German Sports magazine 'Kicker' to celebrate 20th anniversary of Bundesliga in 1983. Number is Ranking(There are some players listed in more than 2 positions).

      Goalkeeper
      1. Sepp Maier, 2. Harald Schumacher, 3. Norbert Nigbur, 4. Ronnie Hellstrom(Sweden), 5. Petar Radenkovic(Yugoslavia), 6. Bernd Franke, 7. Horst Wolter, 8. Hans Tilkowski, 9. Rudi Kargus, 10. Wolfgang Kleff

      Right Back
      1. Berti Vogts, 2. Manfred Kaltz, 3. Bernd Patzke, 4. Josef Piontek, 5. Lothar Huber, 6. Johnny Hansen(Denmark), 7. Hartmut Heidemann, 8. Hans Novak, 9. Bernd Forster, 10. Fahrudin Jusufi(Yugoslavia)

      Left Back
      1. Paul Breitner, 2. Horst-Dieter Hottges, 3. Bernard Dietz, 4. Hans-Peter Briegel, 5. Willi Neuberger, 6. Herbert Zimmermann, 7. Udo Horsmann, 8. Helmut Kremers, 9. Franz Merkhoffer, 10. Michael Bella

      Libero
      1. Franz Beckenbauer, 2. Willi Schulz, 3. Klaus Fichtel, 4. Bruno Pezzey(Austria) 5. Per Lontved(Denmark), 6. Klaus Sieloff, 7. Bernd Cullmann, 8. Dieter Bast, 9. Gerd Strack, 10. Wilfried Hannes

      Stopper
      1. Karlheinz Forster, 2. Georg Schwarzenbeck, 3. Wolfgang Weber, 4. Rudwig Muller, 5. Rolff Russmann, 6. Karl-Heinz Korbel, 7. Ditmar Jakobs, 8. Uwe Klimann, 9. Peter Nogly, 10. Gerd Zimmermann

      Right Midfielder
      1. Kevin Keegan(England), 2. Herbert Wimmer, 3. Jurgen Grabowski, 4. Uli Hoeness, 5. Lothar Ulsass, 6. Werner Kremer, 7. Gilbert Gress, 8. Manfred Burgsmuller, 9. Franz Roth, 10. Klaus Zacyzk

      Central Midfielder
      1. Gunter Netzer, 2. Franz Beckenbauer, 3. Paul Breitner, 4. Heinz Flohe, 5. Peter Grosser, 6. Felix Magath, 7. Hansi Muller, 8. Uli Stielike, 9. Hans Siemensmeyer, 10. Hannes Bongartz

      Left Midfielder
      1. Wolfgang Overath, 2. Bernd Holzenwein, 3. Rainer Bonhof, 4. Erich Beer, 5. Bernd Nickel, 6. Willi Hubertz, 7. Hennes Kupers, 8. Friedhelm Konietzka, 9. Marx Lorenz, 10. Bernd Durenberger

      Right Forward
      1. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, 2. Allan Simonsen(Denmark), 3. Jurgen Grabowski, 4. Reinhard Libuda, 5. Pierre Littbarski, 6. Danilo Popivoda(Yugoslavia), 7. Rudiger Abramcyzck, 8. Horst Koppel, 9. Herbert Laumen, 10. Rainer Geye

      Center Forward
      1. Gerd Muller, 2. Klaus Fischer, 3. Uwe Seeler, 4. Horst Hrubesch, 5. Dieter Muller, 6. Sigi Held, 7. Bernd Ruff, 8. Franz Brungs, 9. Erwin Kostedde, 10. Klaus Toppmoller

      Left Forward
      1. Jupp Heynckes, 2. Georg Volkert, 3. Hannes Lohr, 4. Lothar Emmerich, 5. Erwin Kremers, 6. Gert Dorfel, 7. Willi Rippens(Holland), 8. Henning Jensen(Denmark), 9. Heinz Hornig, 10. Roland Sandberg(Sweden)


      Best XI
      GK: Sepp Maier
      RB: Berti Vogts
      LB: Paul Breitner
      SW: Franz Beckenbauer
      ST: Karlheinz Forster
      RM: Kevin Keegan
      CM: Gunter Netzer
      LM: Wolfgang Overath
      RF: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
      CF: Gerd Muller
      LF: Jupp Heynckes

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  21. Fischer ahead of Seeler is the most biased point in the list. Thanks anyway.I'm appreciated your contribution.

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