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Beckenbauer, Rummenigge & Co.: How much the Bayern legends would be worth todaybayern munich transfermarkt
What would Franz Beckenbauer in the best form of his prime be worth in comparison to UEFA Men’s Player of the Year, Virgil van Dijk? How would “The Bomber” Gerd Müller compare to the most valuable footballer in the world, Kylian Mbappé? Bayern Munich and Transfermarkt got to the bottom of these questions in the context of a cooperation. Karl-Heinz Rummeniggesays in Bayern magazine 51: “A wonderful gimmick in the new edition is the question, how much the big Bayern stars from the past would be worth today for example.” We totally agree with the Bayern boss and provided 20 legends from the 60s to the Champions League title in 2013 with theoretical market values.
Stats F. Beckenbauer Sweeper Bayern Munich Season 73/74–
All competitions Games 48 Goals 5 Assists 14
TM founder Matthias Seidel explains the project: “Our fundamental question was: What would – for example – Franz Beckenbauer costwith his performance level of 1974 if he was sitting in Bayern’s dressing room today?” The answer is £171 million (€190m).
“This kind of vision, this playmaking ability would be extraordinary today as well – he would probably be a central midfielder now, maybe a ‘number six’, a strategist, the position of the sweeper simply does not exist anymore,” Seidel thinks. The market value for the then 28-year-old “Kaiser” was discussed and created in the TM community. Seidel continues: “The parameters, which are decisive for the value of a certain player, are most notably age, position, performance data and achievements. They have been transferred one-to-one from the past to the present age. The conditions for this project had been the ones of the current transfer market. If we had played this through a few years ago, lower amounts would have came out.”
Stats K. Rummenigge Centre-Forward Bayern Munich Season 80/81–
All competitions Games 45 Goals 39 Assists 2
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge for instance, with his performance level of the 1980/81 season, receives a market value of £139.5 million (€155m). The forward scored 39 goals as a 25-year-old for Bayern back then. TM senior community manager Wulf Spriestersbach (bavarian) says in the Bayern magazine: “Rummenigge became the Bundesliga’s top scorer for the second time in 1980/81, defended his title as Europe’s Footballer of the Year, was at his peak and – together with Paul Breitner – the absolute leader of the re-emerging Bavarians.”
Gerd “Bomber” Müller with a higher market value than Kylian Mbappé
Players like Stefan Effenberg and Bixente Lizarazu, who celebrated their biggest success at Bayern when the club won the Champions League in 2001, received relatively low market values of £18 million (€20m) and £22.5 million (€25m). They have already been 32 and 31 years old respectively this season. TM user Teec3 writes in the forum: “We chose a season, which seemed to make sense because of individual achievements or achievements as a team, as well as exceptional performances. For the “Bomber” for example his 40-goal Bundesliga season.” For Gerd Müller, who was 26 years old in 1971/72, a market value of £184.5 million (€205m) has been determined.
With this amount, Müller would have a higher market value than the current number one, Kylian Mbappé, who is valued at £180 million (€200m) at the moment. “A forward with such an implemented guarantee for goals, who instinctively knows where the goal is and scores with every body part, is always the most coveted player overall. All international top clubs want to have such a player in their ranks. (..) All this results in the market value,” says Spriestersbach.
Stats G. Müller Centre-Forward Bayern Munich Season 71/72–
All competitions Games 48 Goals 50 Assists 17
Current Bayern president Uli Hoeneß received a market value of £112.5 million (€125m) for his treble season in 1973/74. With 25 goals and 11 assists, he helped the club to win the Bundesliga and Champions League. With the national team, he won the World Cup as a regular starter.
Spriestersbach states: “He would be comparable to Leroy Sané, although he had more charisma on the pitch and was an absolute key player in a team, which was regarded as the crème de la crème in world football. Accordingly, he has a higher market value than Sané.” The Manchester City winger, whom Bayern wanted to sign all summer long, is currently the most valuable German player with a value of £90 million (€100m).
Stats M. Scholl Attacking Midfield Bayern Munich Season 95/96–
All competitions Games 43 Goals 15 Assists 17
The top XI of Bayern legends is teeming with World Cup, UEFA Euro and Champions League winners. Mehmet Scholl admittedly did not win a World Cup but he was the outstanding player at Bayern in the 1995/96 season, when he was directly involved in 13 goals in the UEFA Cup knockout stages before the Bavarians lifted the trophy. The then 25-year-old Scholl, who won the UEFA Euro in England the same year, received a market value of £72 million (€80m).
Top XI of Bayern legends with market values
Top XI of Bayern legends with market values
Beckenbauer, Rummenigge & Co.: How much the Bayern legends would be worth today