Thomas Müller (l.) and David Alaba (r.) now have a record 10 Bundesliga titles to their name. - © DFL
Thomas Müller (l.) and David Alaba (r.) now have a record 10 Bundesliga titles to their name. - © DFL
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Thomas Müller and David Alaba become record 10-time Bundesliga champions

Bayern Munich secured their record-extending ninth consecutive Bundesliga title following RB Leipzig's defeat to Borussia Dortmund on Matchday 32, with Thomas Müller and David Alaba pulling clear as the most decorated players in Bundesliga history.

Club legends Müller and Alaba have racked up 1,094 appearances between them as well as sharing 26 major honours since breaking into the Bayern first team at the start of the last decade.

Their latest success makes them the first players in history to have won 10 Bundesliga titles, pulling them one clear of former Bayern teammate Franck Ribery, the French wing wonder who now plies his trade for Fiorentina in Italy.

Müller (l.) and Alaba (r.) have outflanked Franck Ribery (c.) as the players with the most Bundesliga titles all-time. - IMAGO / Laci Perenyi

Ribery is now joined on nine Bundesliga triumphs by Manuel Neuer, Robert Lewandowski - for whom two Meisterchales were lifted with Borussia Dortmund - Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez. Philipp Lahm, Arjen Robben, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Oliver Kahn and Mehmet Scholl have eight.

Müller, who coined the term Raumdeuter now used to describe a position he is widely credited with inventing, has a league-high 17 assists to his name this season and will look to add to his 215 all-time beyond the current campaign. Versatile Austria left footer Alaba will leave Bayern when his contract expires at the end of 2020/21.

Berti Vogts, Horst Köppel and Herbert Wimmer are the players with the most Bundesliga titles not won in Bayern colours, having picked up five apiece with Borussia Mönchengladbach in the 1970s.