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CM: Lothar Matthaus

Lothar Matthaus
LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – MARCH 24: Lothar Matthaus of Bayern Munich Legends during the friendly match between Liverpool FC Legends and FC Bayern Legends at Anfield on March 24, 2018 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Jan Kruger/Bongarts/Getty Images)

These days, Lothar Matthaus is probably known best for his rather absurd views in German football.

But make no mistake about it, the Bayern Munich legend was a magnificent player and had the whole package in being a brilliant passer, tackler, and shooter. He even participated in five World Cups.

Overall, Matthaus made 150 appearances for Germany on route to a World Cup and European championship. He also won the Ballon d’Or in 1990.