60 German World Class Players

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  1. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Based on the 'kicker' rankings, the following thread is dedicated to the 60 German footballers that reached 'World Class' status since 1955.

    -------------------Klaus ALLOFS

    --------------

    ----------------------World Class

    ---------------------------1985



    ----------------Michael BALLACK

    --------------

    -------------------------World Class

    -----------------------------2002



    --------------Franz BECKENBAUER

    --------------

    --------------------------World Class

    ------------------1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
    ------------------1970, 1971, 1972, 1973
    ------------------1974, 1975, 1976, 1977
     
    Bazi repped this.
  2. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ------------------Oliver BIERHOFF

    --------------

    ---------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------1997, 1998


    -------------------Rainer BONHOF

    --------------

    ----------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------1976



    ------------------Andreas BREHME

    --------------

    ----------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------1990
     
  3. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ----------------------Paul BREITNER

    ---------------

    -------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------1972, 1974, 1979, 1980
    ---------------------------------1981, 1982



    ------------------Hans-Peter BRIEGEL

    -----------------

    -------------------------------World Class

    -----------------------------------1980


    ------------------Guido BUCHWALD

    ---------------------[​IMG]

    -------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------------------1990
     
  4. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    --------------------Bernhard DIETZ

    ---------------

    ----------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------1977




    ----------------------Horst ECKEL

    ----------------------[​IMG]

    ----------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------1955




    ------------------Stefan EFFENBERG

    ---------------

    ----------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------2000
     
  5. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ----------------------Heinz FLOHE

    ---------------

    -----------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------1977




    -------------------Karlheinz FÖRSTER

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------1982, 1983, 1986




    ---------------------Torsten FRINGS

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------2006
     
  6. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    -------------------Jürgen GRABOWSKI

    -----------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------1977




    -------------------Helmut HALLER

    ---------------

    -----------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------1966




    ------------------Thomas HÄSSLER

    ---------------------[​IMG]

    ----------------------------World Class

    ------------------------1988, 1992, 1996
     
  7. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    --------------------Fritz HERKENRATH

    ---------------
    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    -----------------------------------1955




    ------------------------Uli HOENESS

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------1974




    -----------------Horst-Dieter HÖTTGES

    -----------[​IMG]

    -----------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------1966
     
  8. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ----------------------Bodo ILLGNER

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------1998




    --------------------Erich JUSKOWIAK

    -----------

    ------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------1958, 1959




    -------------------------Oliver KAHN

    ----------------

    -------------------------------World Class

    -----------------------1996, 1997, 1999, 2000
    -------------------------------2001, 2002
     
  9. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ----------------------Manfred KALTZ

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------1977, 1979, 1981




    -------------------Jürgen KLINSMANN

    ---------------

    ----------------------------World Class

    ------------------------1988, 1993, 1994
    ----------------------------1995, 1996




    ----------------------Miroslav KLOSE

    ---------------

    -----------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------2006
     
  10. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ----------------------Jürgen KOHLER

    ---------------

    -----------------------------World Class

    -------------------------1988, 1989, 1990
    -----------------------------1996, 1997




    ----------------------Andreas KÖPKE

    ---------------

    -----------------------------World Class

    ---------------------1992, 1993, 1996, 1997




    ----------------------Jens LEHMANN

    ---------------

    ------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------2006
     
  11. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    -----------------------Werner LIEBRICH

    -------------------------[​IMG]

    ----------------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------------1955




    ----------------------Pierre LITTBARSKI

    -----------------

    -----------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------------------1982, 1985





    -------------------------Felix MAGATH

    ---------------

    ----------------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------------------1983
     
  12. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    -------------------------Sepp MAIER

    ---------------

    -------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------1974, 1975, 1976, 1977




    ---------------------Lothar MATTHÄUS

    ----------------

    --------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------1986, 1990, 1999




    ---------------------Andreas MÖLLER

    ---------------

    -------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------------------1993
     
  13. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    -------------------------Gerd MÜLLER

    ---------------[​IMG]

    ---------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
    ----------------------------------1975, 1976




    ---------------------------Günter NETZER

    ------------------[​IMG]


    --------------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------1970, 1971, 1972




    -------------------------Wolfgang OVERATH

    -------------------------[​IMG]

    ---------------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------1966, 1968, 1969, 1970
     
  14. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    ---------------------------Jupp POSIPAL

    --------------------[​IMG]

    ----------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------------1955




    ----------------------------Helmut RAHN

    -------------------------[​IMG]

    ------------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------------1958, 1959


    ---------------------Karl-Heinz RUMMENIGGE

    ---------------------

    --------------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------1979, 1980, 1981, 1982
     
  15. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    -----------------------Matthias SAMMER

    -----------------

    ---------------------------------World Class

    -----------------------------1994, 1995, 1996




    -----------------Karl-Heinz SCHNELLINGER

    ----------------[​IMG]

    ----------------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------1960, 1961, 1962, 1963
    -----------------------------------1966, 1970



    ---------------------------Willi SCHULZ

    ------------------

    -----------------------------------World Class

    ---------------------------1966, 1967, 1968, 1969
     
  16. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    --------------------Harald SCHUMACHER

    ------------------

    ---------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------1980, 1981, 1982, 1983
    ----------------------------------1984, 1986




    --------------------------Uwe SEELER

    ---------------

    --------------------------------World Class

    ------------------------1959, 1960, 1961, 1962
    ------------------------1963, 1964, 1966, 1970




    ----------------------------Uli STEIN

    ---------------

    ---------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------------1992
     
  17. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    ------------------------Horst SZYMANIAK

    ---------------

    ----------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------1957, 1958, 1959
    -----------------------------------1960, 1961




    ------------------------------Olaf THON

    -------------------

    ------------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------------1997



    -------------------------Hans TILKOWSKI

    -----------------

    ------------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------1959, 1960, 1964
    -------------------------------------1965, 1966
     
  18. dor02

    dor02 Member

    Aug 9, 2004
    Melbourne
    Club:
    UC Sampdoria
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Eckel looks like Lahm in this picture.

    Kaltz looks so different without a beard and it's interesting to note that Klinsmann wasn't considered to be "world class" during his Inter days.
     
  19. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    -----------------------------Rudi VÖLLER

    -----------------------

    -------------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------------1985, 1990




    -------------------------------Berti VOGTS

    -----------------------

    ---------------------------------------World Class

    -------------------------------1968, 1969, 1970, 1971
    -----------------------------------1974, 1975, 1976



    -----------------------------Fritz WALTER

    ---------------

    --------------------------------------World Class

    --------------------------------------------1955
     
  20. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
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    -----------------------------Wolfgang WEBER

    ---------------

    ----------------------------------------World Class

    -----------------------------------------1965, 1966




    -------------------------------Dariusz WOSZ

    ---------------

    -----------------------------------------World Class

    ----------------------------------------------1997
     
  21. Cirdan

    Cirdan Member

    Sep 12, 2007
    Jena (Germany)
    So... who will be the 61st? It's world Cup season, if the nt makes a good appearance, one or the other might get added.

    Gomez, whoever will get to keep the German goal in the World Cup and Özil would be my prime suspects.
     
  22. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Kicker only started to rate foreign-based German players in 1992. Thus Klinsmann, Brehme & Matthäus probably missed out on World Class ratings in 1989 and 1991 (they were rated by Kicker in 1990 due to the World Cup performances).
     
  23. Lion-o

    Lion-o Member

    Jun 30, 2009
    so this is the reason schuster is left off??

    but where is Bernd Schneider?
     
  24. Gregoriak

    Gregoriak BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 27, 2002
    Bolzplatz
    Yes, that's the reason Bernd Schuster is not part of this.

    Bernd Schneider was never rated "World Class", the highest he got was "international class".

    Another player missing might be Klaus Fischer, like Schneider he never was rated "world class" by Kicker, which I consider pretty debatable!
     
  25. nekkibasara

    nekkibasara Member+

    Apr 12, 2004
    Fairfax, Virginia
    Club:
    FC Bayern München
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    The most notable thing here is that our EM and WM wins coincide with times when we have clusters of world class players. The late 60s through early 80s Germany had an enormous number of all-time great players. What a generation.
     

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