Summary

  • Bayern duo Sanches and Coman in the top five.
  • Dortmund's Dembele and Pulisic prominent.
  • Scotland international Burke in after his instant impact at Leipzig.

The Bundesliga dominates the upper rungs of popular football magazine FourFourTwo’s list of the world’s top 60 U-21 talents, with no fewer than seven top-flight players named in the top 20.

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FC Bayern München duo Kingsley Coman and Renato Sanches were named at number two and three respectively, while Borussia Dortmund’s precocious winger Ousmane Dembele came in at 10.

Dembele’s team-mate, USA international Christian Pulisic (15th), Bayer 04 Leverkusen duo Julian Brandt (13th) and Tin Jedvaj (20th) and RB Leipzig’s Timo Werner (17th) also featured prominently.

Ousmane Dembele (l.) and Julian Brandt (r.) met on Matchday 6 in a 2-0 win for Leverkusen.

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Coman impressed in his first season at Bayern in 2015/16 and was rewarded with a place in the France squad for UEFA EURO 2016, while Sanches lit up the tournament with eventual winners Portugal, scoring his first international goal against Poland in the quarter-finals and taking the Young Player of the Tournament award.

American sensation Pulisic, who only turned 18 last month, has broken a host of records for BVB and the USMNT, chief among them becoming the youngest American to score in a FIFA World Cup qualifier and the youngest player to score two Bundesliga goals.

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A further eight Bundesliga players also appeared on the list: Jonathan Tah (Leverkusen, 21st), Andreas Christensen (Borussia Mönchengladbach, 25th), Breel Embolo (FC Schalke 04, 27th) Emre Mor (Dortmund, 29th), Mahmoud Dahoud (Gladbach, 31st), Oliver Burke (Leipzig 43rd), Benjamin Henrichs (Leverkusen, 56th) and Jesus Vallejo (Eintracht Frankfurt, 59th).