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Bild's 100 Best Bundesliga players

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How many Bayern players make the list?

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Bild released their list of the 100 best players to ever play in the Bundesliga, and as one might expect, the list is very heavy with Bayern Munich players. How many, you ask? Bild says that 42 of the top 100 players in the history of the Bundesliga played for Bayern during their career.

The list was put together by an impressive group of coaches: Ottmar Hitzfeld, Otto Rehhagel, Armin Veh, Markus Weinzierl, Raimund Hinko, and Rudi Gutendorf.

Who is the best player in the history of the Bundesliga? Why it's none other than FC Bayern's very own Franz Beckenbauer. Der Kaiser created the "libero" role redefining defense for generations to come. Beckenbauer won five Bundesliga titles (4 with Bayern, 1 with Hamburg), 4 DFB Pokals, 3 European Cups, the UEFA Cup Winner's Cup, Intercontinental Cup, and the Ballon d'Or twice.

Top Ten
Ranking Player Club
1 Franz Beckenbauer Bayern Munich (1964-1977), Hamburg (1980-1982)
2 Gerd Müller Bayern Munich (1964-1979)
3 Lothar Matthäus Borussia Mönchengladbach (1979-1984), Bayern Munich (1984-1988 & 1992-2000)
4 Uwe Seeler Hamburg (1953-1972)
5 Günter Netzer Borussia Mönchengladbach (1963-1973)
6 Manuel Neuer Schalke (2006-2011), Bayern Munich (2011-Present)
7 Wolfgang Overath Köln (1962-1977)
8 Bastian Schweinsteiger Bayern Munich (2002-Present)
9 Philipp Lahm Bayern Munich (2002-Present)Stuttgart (Loan 2003-2005)
10 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Bayern Munich (1974-1984)

Seven of the top ten players in the history of the Bundesliga suited up for FC Bayern during their career, and three of them are currently suiting up for the club. Remarkably, all of them except Neuer played at least a decade for FC Bayern.

Here are all of the Bayern players that made the list.

Current Players

6: Manuel Neuer
8: Bastian Schweinsteiger
9: Philipp Lahm
13: Arjen Robben
20: Franck Ribery
23: Thomas Müller
44: Claudio Pizarro
56: Mario Götze
68: Jerome Boateng
98: David Alaba
100: Dante

Former Players

1: Franz Beckenbauer
2: Gerd Müller
3: Lothar Matthäus
10: Karl-Heinz Rummennigge
11: Oliver Kahn
12: Sepp Maier
16: Paul Breitner
17: Michael Ballack
18: Andres Brehme
22: Stefan Effenberg
26: Miroslav Klose
27: Jürgen Klinsmann
29: Mehmet Scholl
30: Giovane Elber
32: Uli Hoeneß
34: Jürgen Kohler
36: Klaus Augenthaler
39: Mario Basler
40: Olaf Thon
43: Toni Schumacher
46: Georg Schwarzenbeck
52: Stefan Reuter
54: Bixente Lizarazu
63: Toni Kroos
66: Ze Roberto
73: Mario Gomez
74: Lucio
77: Franz Roth
82: Andreas Herzog
91: Jens Jeremies
94: Willy Sagnol

What are your thoughts on the Best 100 Players?