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All-Time German Best XI Who Have Played in the Premier League
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Lewis Holtby's transfer from Schalke to Tottenham Hotspur in January was just the latest in a growing tide of German players moving to the English Premier League.

The attacking midfielder followed recent Arsenal signings Lukas Podolski and Per Mertesacker, as well as Marko Marin, Sascha Riether, Gerhard Tremmel and more in making moves to England in the last few years.

But before there were Holtby, Podolski and Mertesacker, there were Jens Lehmann, Michael Ballack and Dietmar Hamann. And before them there were Jurgen Klinsmann and Karl-Heinz Riedle. The list goes on and on.

Distilling the many Germans to play in the Premier League into one 11-man lineup is a challenge that will invariably spark debate. Click "Begin Slideshow" for this author's take.

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