4. Robert Lewandowski
While the Pole hasn’t been quite as successful in terms of European glory, his stats for Bayern Munich are unbelievable. Especially for someone in this era of football.
Since joining from rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2014, Lewandowski has scored 230 goals in 275 games. He’s also chipped in 52 assists in the process. All this has led to five successive Bundesliga titles and three Golden Boot prizes.
The Champions League’s fifth-highest goalscorer in history is one of the greatest strikers of modern era. His positioning, technique and finishing ability have proved too much for even Europe’s best defences to handle.
3. Lothar Matthaus
While he’s better known for his outspoken views as television pundit these days, Matthaus was quite the player during his own career.
‘The Panther’ starred in the Bayern Munich midfield between 1984 and 2000 across two separate spells. He made 410 appearances in all competitions, providing 100 goals and 50 assists. Seven Bundesliga titles and a UEFA Cup also came his way.
But the 1990 World Cup and Ballon d’Or winner’s most defining feature was his longevity. He played until the age of 39, enabling him to compete in many great competitions.
To prolong his career, Matthaus transitioned from a box-to-box midfielder to a sweeper to great effect.