16 Best Bayern Munich Strikers in the History

Who is the best Bayern Munich strikers of all time?

It is undeniable fact that Bayern Munich is the strongest and the most successful club in the history of the German football. This club dominates the German League title race, letting other clubs such as Borussia M├Ânchengladbach, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Dortmund, Werder Bremen, and many other clubs covet for their success.

One of the most important factors that contribute to the triumph of Bayern Munich is the great strikers who play for the club from time to time. Those strikers are very prolific in scoring goals and they are the key to Bayern's success in dominating the world of football in Germany, in Europe, and even in the world.

16. Miroslav Klose

Klose is a very good striker. He is a German national team top scorer with 68 goals and took his country reach at least to the semi-finals rounds in the three World Cups that he played in. With Bayern Munich, Klose won two Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal trophies. Unfortunately, his individual performance for Bayern which takes place in the period 2007-2011 wasn't too great, as he was often hit by prolonged injuries. In total, Klose only scored 24 goals in 98 matches with Bayern.

15. Jurgen Klinsmann

Klinsmann's career at Bayern Munich was quite short, lasts only from 1995 to 1997. In those two years, Klinsmann won a Bundesliga title and a UEFA Cup trophy. Klinsmann also created a record in the UEFA Cup tournament where he scored 15 goals in 12 matches. During two years playing for Munich, he always became the top scorer of the club. Klinsmann finally left Bayern in 1997 to join an Italian club, Sampdoria.

14. Roy Makaay

Roy Makaay is a former Dutch striker that was signed from Deportivo La Coruna after he managed to become the top scorer of La Liga in 2003. The decision turned out to be great because Makaay performed quite brilliantly with Bayern and won two Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal trophies. Throughout his career with Bayern in the period 2003-2007, Makaay scored 78 goals from 129 appearances.

13. Michael Rummenigge

Michael Rummenigge is the younger brother of legendary striker Bayern Munich, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. He was often compared to his older brother who is a living legend of Bayern. Although he couldn't perform better than his brother, Michael showed a pretty solid performance as a striker. With Bayern Munich, he won three Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal trophies. Throughout his career in the 1982-1988 period, Michael scored 44 goals from 152 appearances.

12. Luca Toni

Luca Toni is one of the best Italian striker who played for Bayern Munich in the period 2007-2010. He became the top scorer of the German League in his first season joining Bayern. He also presented a Bundesliga title and a DFB Pokal trophy within the same season. Unfortunately, he failed to shine in the next season because he was hit by prolonged injury. The player was loaned to AS Roma in the 2009 season before he was transferred permanently to Genoa in 2010.

11. Carsten Jancker

Carsten Jancker was a big, tall striker who became a mainstay of Bayern Munich to score through headings. Jancker play for Bayern Munich for six years from 1996 to 2002 and won four Bundesliga titles and two DFB Pokal trophies. Throughout his career playing for Bayern, he partnered with Giovane Elber, a Brazilian striker who is regarded as one of the best Bayern strikers of all time..

10. Alexander Zickler

Zickler was a super-sub who became a mainstay of Bayern Munich in the period 1993-2005. The German striker actually has a good ability, but due to his injury-prone nature, he was more often played as a substitute. During his career at Bayern, Zickler won many trophies, among them are seven Bundesliga titles and four DFB trophies. He also holds the record as the most striker who scores off the bench in Bundesliga competition, with a total of 18 goals from 102 appearances as a substitute.

9. Thomas M├╝ller

This player was raised by Bayern Munich Youth Academy. He has showed his potential since he was young. Muller even became the top scorer of the 2010 World Cup when he only was 21 years old. Muller is also known to have high creativity and accurate passings so that he is often positioned as an attacking midfielder instead of striker. Have been joining Munich since 2008, Muller is part of the Bayern Munich's golden generation under the guidance coach Pep Guardiola. This golden generation team successfully won five trophies in the 2012-2013 season.

8. Uli Hoeness

Uli played for Bayern Munich in the period 1970-1979 and presented three Bundesliga titles for this club. He was also a striker of German squad that won the World Cup 1974 and Euro 1972. Throughout his career at Bayern, Uli played as the main partner Gerd Muller in the front line. In total, he scored 86 goals from 239 appearances.

7. Roland Wohlfarth

Roland Wohlfarth is a former German striker who became a number-one striker of Bayern Munich for nine years, from 1984 to 1993. Throughout his career, he became a top scorer of German League twice and scored a total of 119 goals in 254 appearances for Bayern. He won five Bundesliga titles and a DFB-Pokal trophy of the club before departing to Saint Etienne in 1993. Although he performed brilliantly at club level, Wohlfarth rarely got a chance to play with the German national team, as he played only a total of two times for Der Panzer.

6. Mario Gomez

Gomez was signed from Stuttgart with a ludacrious amount of transfer fee, approximately 35 million euros. At that time, Gomez's transfer value broke the record as the highest in Bundesliga. The decision to buy Gomez Bayern proved to be right because he made a great contribution to the club. Gomez helped Bayern win the Bundesliga twice, won two DFB Pokal trophies, and won a Champions League trophy. He also became the top scorer of Bundesliga in 2011. After four years playing for Bayern, Gomez moved to Fiorentina in 2013.

5. Claudio Pizarro

Besides Giovane Elber, Pizarro is the most successful foreign striker who played for Bayern Munich. He Bayern Munich in the period 2001-2006. After a moving to Chelsea and played for Werder Bremen, Pizarro returned to Bayern in 2012. In addition to winning four Bundesliga titles, four DFB Pokal trophies, and one Champions League trophy; Pizarro also holds the record for the highest scoring foreign player of all time in the German league.

4. Giovane Elber

Giovane Elber is a retired Brazilian striker who played for Bayern Munich from 1997 to 2003. He was even selected in the Bayern Munich's best of all time squad, where he was honored to play with legendary strikers such as Gerd Muller and Rummenigge. Throughout six years playing for Bayern, Elber scored 92 goals from 169 appearances. He also successfully led Bayern win four Bundesliga titles and one Champions League trophy.

3. Dieter Hoeness

Dieter Hoeness was known as a very strong striker in the penalty box and also scored a lot of goals from headings. He was a perfect type of a target-man who played for Bayern Munich in the period 1979-1987. For eight years playing for Bayern, he won five Bundesliga titles and three DFB Pokal trophies. Dieter is the younger brother of Uli Hoeness who is also known as one of the best strikers of Bayern Munich.

2. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

Rummenigge is a former German striker who was famous for his very good dribbling skills. He played for Bayern Munich from 1974 to 1984, and he became the captain of the club for one year. Rummenigge helped Munich win two League Cup trophies and two Bundesliga titles. He also became the top scorer in Bundesliga three times and was selected as the best player of Europe in 1980; the same year in which he led West Germany national team win the Euro tournament.

1. Gerd Muller

Not only at Bayern Munich, Gerd Muller is also regarded as the best striker in the history of football. This striker was known as a tremendous goalscorer. Muller is a seven-time Bundesliga's top scorer and his goals helped Bayern win four Bundesliga titles, four DFB Pokal trophies, and three Champions Cup trophies. Not only that, Muller was also instrumental in helping Germany to be the champion of the 1974 World Cup and 1972 Euro. For 15-year playing with Bayern from 1964 to 1979, Muller scored 365 goals from 427 appearances. This statistic made him Bayern Munich's top scorer of all time.

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