He could not keep Diego Maradona in the final of the World Cup in 1986

He could not keep Diego Maradona in the final of the World Cup in 1986, but four years later his “eagle” avenged Argentines, beating them in the final.

At club level, Matthaus has achieved success with “Bavaria” Milan “Inter” and the American “Metrostars.”

3. Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (1976-1986, 95 games, 45 goals)

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Winner of two “Golden Goals”, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, along with Walter, Seeler and Muller was a key figure in Germany, which won the Euro 1980 and the double wins the silver medal at the world championships.

Total during the World Cup, he was marked by nine goals, three of which occurred in a game against Chile in 1982.

Rummenigge also considered a legend “Bavaria”, where he remains to this day the best scorer after Muller.

2. Gerd Müller (1966-1974, 62 games, 68 goals)

It is difficult to recall records that Mueller did not beat. The legendary striker of Germany and the “Bavaria”, he had only recently conceded the title of best striker of the national team Klose.

In the “Bavaria” of his record 566 goals so far no one had been surpassed, and in the Champions League, he is still the best on the part of the performance – to his credit 34 goals in 35 games.

Having scored 10 goals in the World Cup in 1970, Muller won the “Golden Ball”, and in the homeland he was called Bombardier nation.