Dream Teams: Bayern Munich

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Just two weeks ago Bayern Munich powered past Sporting Lisbon and into the quarter-finals of the Champions League, courtesy of the tournaments most startling aggregate scoreline ever. The great German club are chasing their fifth European crown to sit in the Allianz Arena's new trophy cabinet alongside a record 21 Bundesliga trophies and a record 14 German Cups.

The club's Golden Age came in the late sixties and early seventies, between 1974 and 1976 they won three consecutive European titles, and that side is strongly represented in this dream team, although not by Dieter and Uli Hoeness, who just miss out in favour of more recent blood.

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Others who can count themselves unlucky to have their path into the side blocked by legends of the game include the Brazilian Giovane Elber and stars of the eighties, Klaus Augunthaler and Roland Wohlforth.

Is there an argument for the inclusion of any other greats and how would this side fare against the dream teams of Real Madrid, AC Milan, Liverpool and Arsenal?

The most controversial inclusion in the Bayern Munich dream team is that of midfielder Frank Ribery, less than two years into his time at Bayern, but as he has proved over the last two seasons, there are very few more exciting creative forces in world football.

The only player who can match Ribery's impact in European football this season is Steven Gerrard but can the Liverpool captain emulate the Bayern winger and claim his league's player of the season award?

Click here to join in the debate on this years footballer of the year awards.

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