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CM: Matthias Sammer

Matthias Sammer
GERMANY – FEBRUARY 22: FUSSBALL: 1. BUNDESLIGA 96/97 DUESSELDORF – DORTMUND 2:0 22.02.1997, Matthias SAMMER/DORTMUND (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The former Borussia Dortmund star only made 52 appearances for Germany due to not being eligible until 1990.

Sammer, who started out his international career for East Germany because he was born in Dresden, still became a key member of Die Mannschaft and inspired them to European glory in 1996.

He later won the Ballon d’Or that year for his efforts before a knee injury forced him into retirement.