The next generation is a transition team headlined by a slightly older Rummenigge and a young Matthäus. This group was peaking in the two World Cup runners up in the 80s. It overlaps the generations before and after significantly. The Rummenigge/Matthäus generation is from 1954 to 1962 Finisher Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Rudi Völler Klaus Allofs Dieter Muller Stefan Kuntz Creator Bernd Schuster Pierre Littbarski Hansi Müller Karl Allgöwer Controller Lothar Matthäus Uli Stielike Andreas Brehme Hans-Peter Briegel Uwe Bein Wolfgang Dremmler Wolfgang Rolff Defender Karl-Heinz Forster Guido Buchwald Klaus Augenthaler Matthias Herget Wilfried Hannes Holger Hieronymus Goalkeeper Harald Schumacher Uli Stein Ike Immel René Müller The finisher group stayed similar in quality and composition to the previous group, losing Streich and Hrubesch but gaining a slightly superior player in Rudi Völler. The creators received an upgrade in my opinion trading Magath and Hoeness for Schuster and Littbarski. The controllers are once again excellent. Breitner, Kaltz, and Bonhof were lost but replaced by similar players in Matthaus, Brehme, and Bein. I think this group is slightly ahead of the previous. The defenders have taken a step back losing some of their depth. The goalkeepers are once again excellent adding another solid player.