Germany national team made the headlines on Monday after the final 23-man squad was revealed to the press. The biggest talking point was the omission of young Manchester City winger Leroy Sane. The 22-year-old netted 14 goals and assisted 15 more to help Pep Guardiola side lift Premier League title in 2017/18 season but that was not enough for head coach Joachim Löw. It is a debate that will continue for weeks as we get closer to Russia 2018 World Cup. Today, we want to look at top five best scorers in the history of Germany national team.
5. Jürgen Klinsmann- 47 Goals in 108 Caps
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Joachim Löw was the assistant of Jürgen Klinsmann in 2006 World Cup held in Germany. The master left after the tournament and the assistant became the boss. The legendary striker netted 47 goals in 108 caps for Die Mannschaft. He was the man leading the attack when a united Germany lifted FIFA World Cup in 1990. He played his club football at Bayern Munich, Tottenham Hotspurs, Inter Milan and VfB Stuttgart.
4. Rudi Völler- 47 Goals in 90 Caps
German legendary striker Rudi Völler is ahead of Jürgen Klinsmann on the list because he only needed 90 caps to score 47 goals for his country. He also became the third man in the history of German football to reach World Cup finals both as a player and Coach. The forward played in 1986 and 1990 finals and also guided his team to 2002 final where they lost to Brazil. Other two men with similar achievements are Mário Zagallo and Franz Beckenbauer. Voller won the World Cup in 1990. He was also in the team that lifted UEFA Champions League with Marseille in 1993.
3. Lukas Podolski- 49 Goals in 130 Caps
Germany all-time best winger crown goes to Lukas Podolski. The talented midfielder played 130 times for his country scoring 49 goals. The former Arsenal, FC Köln, and Bayern Munich star was one of the key players in 2014 World Cup success. He was among the few players introduced during 2006 World Cup hosted in his home nation. The 33-year-old currently plays his football in Japan with Vissel Kobe.