- Thomas Strunz:
Strunz struggled with injuries during his time at Bayern and somehow didn’t manage to fulfill his potential at the club. In spite of that, he won five trophies with the club before leaving for Stuttgart and returning again.
- Ze Roberto:
Bayer Leverkusen was a strong team in the 2001-02 season as they almost won the treble that season. Following that season, they lost Michael Ballack and Ze Roberto to Bayern. Ze Roberto played both as a defender and a midfielder and after four seasons with Bayern left for his home soil to play for Santos and returned to Bayern again.
- Sandro Wagner:
Sandro too is a product of Bayern’s academy as he also left them to get more game time. He played for six clubs after leaving Bayern and is finally back again with the Bavarians and is doing well being second fiddle to Robert Lewandowski.
- Bixente Lizarazu:
Lizarazu had a very successful spell with Bordeaux for eight long years before joining Athletic Bilbao. It didn’t work out there for him which saw him join Bayern. His first spell with the Bavarians was very successful before he came back again to complete his 20 year career in club football.
- Lothar Matthaus:
Matthaus was very famous both on and off the field due to his charismatic personality. He started as a box to box midfielder before mastering the sweeper role. He had two different spells with Bayern with the European Cup eluding him two times.
- Mats Hummels:
The German defender was a product of the Bayern Munich academy but he left for Borussia Dortmund where he could get more game time under manager JurgenKlopp. After a successive spell with Dortmund, Hummels was signed back by Bayern as Dortmund struggled to keep him, much to agony of their fans.
- Paul Breitner:
The German full back made 255 appearances for Bayern Munich as he played both as a defender and midfielder. Following the World Cup victory in 1974, he attracted attention from Real Madrid and signed for them. After spending three seasons there, Paul returned to play with the Bavarians but played only for a year.
- Claudio Pizzaro:
Pizzaro remains as one of the finest goal scorers in German football as he joined Bayern from Werder Bremen. Scoring 29 goals in 56 outings, he was very impressive but was more often second fiddle to Roy Makaay. He then left for Chelsea, then joined Bremen again and came back to Bayern.
- Stefan Effenberg:
Effenberg was a very intelligent player and it was a delight to watch his passing, physical strength and shooting ability. The German football was blessed to have him with his first stint seeing play for two seasons with Bayern. He later joined them after playing for Fiorentina and Borussia Monchengladbach.