Bayern Munich defender David Alaba is the only footballer with links to Nigeria named by celebrated German newspaper Bild in its ranking of the Top 100 Players to grace the Bundesliga.

Surprisingly, retired Nigeria internationals Austin Okocha, Sunday Oliseh and Jonathan Akpoborie were not considered for selection, but ex Eintracht Frankfurt hero Tony Yeboah made the final cut.

Though Okocha, Oliseh and Akpoborie were not endorsed by the Berlin - based publication, the trio excelled  at Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart.

Austria international David Alaba was ranked in 98th spot behind ex VfB Stuttgart defensive midfielder Sami Khedira, who now turns out for Real Madrid.

The 22 year old has been on the books of Bayern Munich since 2008, and has appeared 113 times in the Bundesliga, scoring 9 goals.

The talented wing back, whose stock is increasing every year, was German champion in 2010, 2013 and 2014.

The top ten is made up entirely of Germans and there are three players who still play in the Bundesliga - Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Philipp Lahm - who became world champions last year.

German football icon Franz Beckenbauer followed by Gerd Müller and Lothar Matthaus are the top three players in that order.

A panel of renowned football experts including Ottmar Hitzfeld and Otto Rehhagel determined the players that made the list.

Top 20 Bundesliga Players
Franz Beckenbauer
 Gerd Müller
 Lothar Matthäus
 Uwe Seeler
 Günter Netzer
 Manuel Neuer
 Wolfgang Overath
 Bastian Schweinsteiger
 Philipp Lahm
 Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
 Oliver Kahn
 Sepp Maier
 Arjen Robben
 Jupp Heynckes
 Matthias Sammer
 Paul Breitner
 Michael Ballack
 Andreas Brehme
 Rudi Völler
 Franck Ribéry