The former Brazil full-back is in awe of how the Bayern Munich midfielder controls the tempo of Germany's play and has hailed Philipp Lahm's versatility
Joachim Low's side are among the favourites for this summer's World Cup - which will be held in the iconic right-back's homeland.
Cafu is impressed with the threat the Germans pose this summer but has picked the Bayern Munich star as the standout individual.
"Germany have a strong team who have performed well recently. Along with Brazil they're among the favourites," he told Kicker.
"What impresses me most is Bastian Schweinsteiger. He is a complete player who has been an enormous help to his team, Bayern."
Cafu also praised the quality of Philipp Lahm, who could yet feature in midfield at the World Cup, despite spending the vast majority of his career at full-back.
"He is really fantastic. He is just as good on the right as on the left. He's a player that every coach would like to have on their team."