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Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Dalv » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:30 pm

I was having a conversation about this with some friends about this and I realized I have never seen any old German legend playing. Which are the best German players in history in your opinion?

Here's my top 5:
Gerd Muller - Never seen him playing, but scored way to many goals not to put him first
Jurgen Klinsmann
Oliver Kahn
Lothar Matthaus - it's interesting though that Effenberg did say in his book that Matthaus was a chicken, always afraid in the big games
Oliver Bierhoff or Andreas Möller or Klose
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby JANCKER » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:36 pm

Dalv wrote:Oliver Bierhoff


A late bloomer and my all time favorite since it was him who triggered my interest in football, but I don't think that he belongs in the general top 5...
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby ramsej84 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:43 pm

excluding the current players right?

Gerd Muller
Franz Beckenbauer
Philip Lahm
Paul Brietner
Oliver Kahn
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Dumbledore7 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:32 pm

Franz Beckenbauer
Gerd Müller
Philipp Lahm
Lothar Matthäus
Manuel Neuer
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby ottackon » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:11 pm

1. Gerd Muller : the most important german player in the history
2. Franz Beckenbauer : the most powerful figure in football history
3. Lothar Matthaus : "he is the best rival I've ever had. I guess that's enough to define him" (Maradona)
4. Philipp Lahm : the most consistent and reliable player I've ever seen
5. Andreas Moller : for this (among other things)
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby ramsej84 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 6:31 pm

I used to like Koepke, Matthaus and Hassler a lot as well.
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Dalv » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:02 pm

ottackon wrote:5. Andreas Moller : for this (among other things)
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is it something about the picture? i dont get it
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby ottackon » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:08 pm

Dalv wrote:
ottackon wrote:5. Andreas Moller : for this (among other things)
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is it something about the picture? i dont get it

It's his famous celebration after the Euro 96 penalty shoot-out at which he enraged a generation of Englishmen by aping Gascoigne's muscleman celebration on scoring the decisive kick.
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby MUTU » Tue Jan 17, 2017 4:40 pm

1 Mario Gomez
2 Mario Gomez
3 Mario Gomez
4 Mario Gomez
5 Mario Gomez



OK OK, just kidding...

1 Stefan Effenberg
2 Philipp Lahm
3 Gerd Mueller
4 Franz Beckenbauer
5 Manuel Neuer
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Dalv » Fri Jan 20, 2017 1:50 pm

Effenberg no.1? He's my favorite Bayern player but I dont see how he can make that spot.
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby MUTU » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:04 pm

Dalv wrote:Effenberg no.1? He's my favorite Bayern player but I dont see how he can make that spot.

He's the most complete footballer of all time.
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Achilles » Fri Jan 20, 2017 2:10 pm

From the player's I have watched #1 has to be Lothar!
1.Lothar Matthäus
the others with no particular order are: Lahm,Kahn,Sammer and Schweini.

All time top-5 including the players I haven't seen: G.Muller,Beckenbauer,Rummenigge,Matthaus,Kahn
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Coman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:43 am

Beckenbauer
G.Müller
L.Matthaus
Rummenigge
Neuer
Neuer
Kimmich Boateng(Süle) Hummels(Süle) Alaba
Martinez(Vidal)
Robben(Müller) Müller(James) Thiago(Vidal) Ribéry(Coman)
Lewandowski
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Coman » Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:39 pm

Dalv wrote:
is it something about the picture? i dont get it


Neuer
Kimmich Boateng(Süle) Hummels(Süle) Alaba
Martinez(Vidal)
Robben(Müller) Müller(James) Thiago(Vidal) Ribéry(Coman)
Lewandowski
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Re: Top 5 German footballers of all time?

Postby Burko » Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:31 am

If I had make my own top 5 list I would repeat names above my post. But I think we should mention Uwe Seeler, Pierre Littbarski, Toni Schumacher, Günter Nezter, Fritz Walter, Helmut Rahn, Karl Heinz Rummenige or Sepp Maier 8)
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