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Best German players abroad of 2023 so far

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Kicker has ranked the German players abroad based on their performances in the second half of the 2022/23 season.
Ilkay Gündogan.
Ilkay Gündogan.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
Every six months, Kicker publishes a ranking of the best players in the Bundesliga, as well as the best German players abroad, divided into a number of categories.

Today, the German football magazine has released the second part of their summer rankings based on the performances in the second half of the 2022/23 season.

Below, you'll find the rankings of German players abroad playing in the top tier in England, Spain, Italy or France.

World Class:
Ilkay Gündogan, Manchester City

International Class:
Marc-André ter Stegen, Barcelona
Antonio Rüdiger, Real Madrid
Toni Kroos, Real Madrid
Pascal Gross, Brighton & Hove Albion

National class:
Bernd Leno, Fulham
Malick Thiaw, AC Milan
Kai Havertz, Chelsea

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