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Arjen Robben is world class; Thomas Müller, Franck Ribery, Robert Lewandowski a step below

The final ratings from Kicker have been released, and Arjen Robben the only "World Class" winger or forward.

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The remaining rankings from Kicker are here, and the Bayern Munich players are at the top of the charts. The final rankings that we have are the Wingers and Forwards in the Bundesliga. If you missed the rankings for goalkeepers and defenders or midfielders, be sure to check them out.


The Bundesliga has the best collection of wingers in the world. However, only one man classifies as a World Class player, and his name is Arjen Robben. The Bavarian Football Works community (you!) rated Robben as the best Bayern player of the Hinrunde, and Kicker likely agrees with you. Two other Bayern stars sit just below Robben in the International Class.

Here are the full rankings.

World Class Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich)
International Class
Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Karim Bellarabi (Bayer Leverkusen), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (Schalke)Franck Ribery (Bayern Munich), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
Bundesliga Class
Ivan Perisic (Wolfsburg), Kevin Volland (Hoffenheim), Heung-Son Min (Bayer Leverkusen), Patrick Herrmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Andre Hahn (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ibrahima Traore (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Süleyman Koc (Paderborn)
Honorable Mention
Stefan Aigner (Eintracht Frankfurt), Fin Bartels (Werder Bremen), Raul Bobadilla (Augsburg), Tarik Elyounoussi (Hoffenheim), Martin Harnik (Stuttgart), Takashi Inui (Eintracht Frankfurt), Jonathan Schmid (Freiburg), Moritz Stoppelkamp (Paderborn), Vieirinha (Wolfsburg), Tobias Werner (Augsburg)

Of the players that Kicker classifies as forwards during the Hinrunde, none of them rated high enough to be considered World Class by the publication. Even the league's leading goalscorer, Alexander Meier, only rates in the International Class. For Bayern, Robert Lewandowski comes in as the second highest rated forward in the league in his first six months with the club.

Here are the full rankings.

World Class None
International Class Alexander Meier (Eintracht Frankfurt), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (Schalke), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
Bundesliga Class
Haris Seferovic (Eintracht Frankfurt), Shinji Okazaki (Mainz), Max Kruse (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Joselu (Hannover), Franco di Santo (Werder Bremen)
Honorable Mention
Branimir Hrgota (Borussia Mönchengladbach), Ciro Immobile (Borussia Dortmund), Stefan Kießling (Bayer Leverkusen), Ivica Olic (Wolfsburg), Julian Schieber (Hertha Berlin), Davie Selke (Werder Bremen), Anthony Ujah (Köln)

It's hard to really disagree with these rankings, right?

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