7. Philipp Lahm | Bayern Munich | Defender
Not long after Pep Guardiola arrived at Bayern Munich, the former Barcelona coach hailed the treble-winning side's captain Philipp Lahm as the most intelligent player he has ever managed. High praise indeed.
Guardiola proved his point by using Lahm as a defensive midfielder during the early stages of the 2013/14 campaign. The Germany international accepted the challenge and didn't look out of place.