Germany's top UEFA club competition performers

With ACF Fiorentina's Mario Gomez and FC Bayern München's Thomas Müller rising up the rankings, UEFA.com celebrates Germany's top European club stars.

Top-scoring German players in UEFA club competition ©Bob Thomas/Getty Images

Most appearances by German players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
107:
Oliver Kahn (FC Bayern München)
96: Michael Ballack (1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC)
93: Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München, VfB Stuttgart)
89: Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München)
74: Jens Lehmann (Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal FC, VfB Stuttgart)
71: Mehmet Scholl (FC Bayern München)
71: Manuel Neuer (FC Schalke 04, FC Bayern München)
68: Jörg Butt (Hamburger SV, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München)
68: Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München)
64: Stefan Reuter (FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund)

Oliver Kahn
Oliver Kahn©Bongarts

Top-scoring German players in the European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League (including qualifying)
34:
Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München)
27: Mario Gomez  (VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern München)
27: Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München)
17: Michael Ballack (1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC)
16: Dieter Hoeness (FC Bayern München)
16: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (FC Bayern München)
15: Miroslav Klose (SV Werder Bremen, FC Bayern München)
14: Jupp Heynckes (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach)
13: Carsten Jancker (FC Bayern München)
13: Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München)
12: Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund)
12: Mehmet Scholl (FC Bayern München)

Most appearances by German players in UEFA club competition*
142: Oliver Kahn (Karlsruher SC, FC Bayern München)
125: Frank Rost (SV Werder Bremen, FC Schalke 04, Hamburger SV)
116: Jens Lehmann (FC Schalke 04, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal FC, VfB Stuttgart)
112: Stefan Reuter (FC Bayern München, Borussia Dortmund)
110: Philipp Lahm (FC Bayern München, VfB Stuttgart)
109: Stefan Klos (Borussia Dortmund, Rangers FC)
107: Torsten Frings (SV Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, FC Bayern München)
101: Michael Ballack (1. FC Kaiserslautern, Bayer 04 Leverkusen, FC Bayern München, Chelsea FC)
101: Bastian Schweinsteiger (FC Bayern München)
99: Lothar Matthäus (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, FC Bayern München, FC Internazionale Milano)

Top-scoring German players in UEFA club competition*
62:
Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München)
45: Jupp Heynckes (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach)
43: Ulf Kirsten (1. FC Dynamo Dresden, Bayer 04 Leverkusen)
39: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (FC Bayern München, FC Internazionale Milano, Servette FC)
39: Mario Gomez (VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern München, ACF Fiorentina)
38: Dieter Müller (1. FC Köln, FC Girondins de Bordeaux)
30: Klaus Allofs (Fortuna Düsseldorf, 1. FC Köln, Olympique de Marseille, SV Werder Bremen)
30: Miroslav Klose (1. FC Kaiserslautern, SV Werder Bremen, FC Bayern München, SS Lazio)
28: Dieter Hoeness (VfB Stuttgart, FC Bayern München)
27: Jürgen Klinsmann (VfB Stuttgart, FC Internazionale Milano, AS Monaco FC, FC Bayern München, UC Sampdoria)
27: Thomas Müller (FC Bayern München)

Uli Hoeness in Bayern's 1974 triumph
Uli Hoeness in Bayern's 1974 triumph©Getty Images

First German team to appear in a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
Real Madrid CF 7-3 Eintracht Frankfurt, 1960

First German team to win a European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League final
FC Bayern München 1-1 4-0 Club Atlético de Madrid, 1974

First German team to appear in/win a UEFA Cup Winners' Cup final
Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Liverpool FC, 1966

First German team to appear in a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
Liverpool FC 3-2 agg VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1973

First German team to win a UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League final
FC Twente 1-5 agg VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach, 1975

Top goals per game average for a German player in UEFA Champions League/European Champion Clubs' Cup
0.97: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 34 goals in 35 games (a European record)

Top goals per game average for a German player in all UEFA club competitions*
0.87: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 62 goals in 71 games

German players have finished as the top scorers in nine European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League seasons
1961/62: Heinz Strehl (1. FC Nürnberg) – 7 goals (joint top scorer)
1966/67: Jürgen Piepenburg (ASK Vorwärts Berlin) – 6 goals (joint top scorer)
1972/73: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 12 goals
1973/74: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 8 goals
1974/75: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 5 goals (joint top scorer)
1975/76: Jupp Heynckes (VfL Borussia Mönchengladbach) – 6 goals
1976/77: Gerd Müller (FC Bayern München) – 5 goals (joint top scorer)
1980/81: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (FC Bayern München) – 6 goals (joint top scorer)
1981/82: Dieter Hoeness (FC Bayern München) – 7 goals

*UEFA club competitions means European Champion Clubs' Cup/UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup/UEFA Europa League, European/South American Cup, UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, UEFA Super Cup and UEFA Intertoto Cup