6. Franck Ribery
In an era that had Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi in their prime, Ribery still stood out. He beat the iconic duo to UEFA’s Best Player in Europe Award in 2013. A fitting achievement for his performances, which helped Bayern Munich win the Champions League.
Ribery also became the first player to win French and German Footballer of the Year awards in Munich.
Aside from Champions League glory, the Frenchman won another 22 major honours. These included nine Bundesliga crowns and six DFB-Pokal titles. He also bagged an impressive 124 goals and 182 assists in 425 appearances.
5. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
‘The Needle’ played for Bayern Munich between 1974 and 1984, providing 217 goals and 66 assists in 420 matches. He ranked up seven major titles, including back-to-back Bundesliga and European Cups.
Rummenigge won the Ballon d’Or twice during his time in Munich and finished as the Bundesliga’s top-scorer three times. He was famed for his technique and flair during his career.
After spells with Inter Milan and Servette, Rummenigge retired in 1989. He currently works as Bayern’s chairman.