Cologne - As a conveyor belt for young talent, the Bundesliga is unmatched worldwide. Germany reaped the benefits with success at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while some of the top-flight's youngsters have been leaving quite the mark in international age-group sides this summer.

Over the course of this five-part series, bundesliga.com will run the rule over 25 players aged 20 or under, all of whom are set to make an impact in 2015/16. Here's part 5 of our feature special...

Timo Werner

Date of birth: 6/3/96

Club: VfB Stuttgart

Bundesliga appearances: 62

Werner was catapulted into the Stuttgart spotlight at the age of just 17, becoming the club's youngest ever debutant. He was soon a regular in the Swabians' side, which explains how he has already clocked up 62 appearances despite being just 19. Nicknamed 'the turbo', Werner has a stunning turn of pace which, combined with his burly frame, make him a real handful for opposition defenders. "He's a key element of our future team," said Stuttgart's sporting director Robin Dutt.

Max Meyer

Date of birth: 18/9/95

Club: FC Schalke 04

Bundesliga appearances: 63

A product of the prolific Knappenschmiede academy, Max Meyer is unsurprisingly one of the highest-rated 19-year-old's in the game. With a pass completion rate of 94 per cent, he had Real Madrid CF fans rubbing their eyes in near disbelief at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu as he inspired the Royal Blues to a 4-3 win in the Spanish capital last season. The Veltins Arena faithful will be hoping Meyer can reproduce that kind of performance on a more regular basis domestically this season, and for many years to come. "We're planning a great future with Max," says Schalke's sporting director Horst Heldt.

Julian Brandt

Date of birth: 2/5/96

Club: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Bundesliga appearances: 37

To have FC Bayern München coach Pep Guardiola brand you "wonderful", you must be doing something right. Julian Brandt has not only caught Guardiola's eye during his meteoric rise, but has also just been named 'Newcomer of the Year' by German football magazine 11Freunde, who described him as 'quick on the ball, two-footed and extremely precise with his shooting' – and that was when he was just 15. He has since honed those skills and, despite his slight build, is hard to shake off the ball, whilst boasting the characteristics coach Roger Schmidt needs for his quick, attacking brand of football.

Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg

Date of birth: 5/8/95

Club: FC Bayern München

Bundesliga appearances: 33

Due to th array of proven talent in the German record titleholders' ranks, Pierre-Emile Höjbjerg had to take the half-hour drive up the A8 motorway to get his career kick-started in Augsburg last season. Fortunately FC Bayern München were wise enough to give him a return ticket. As part of Markus Weinzierl's UEFA Europa League berth-winning side, he demonstrated his all-round qualities as a solid and industrious midfielder; a hybrid engine in a team where versatility is an essential asset.

Joshua Kimmich

Date of birth: 8/2/95

Club: FC Bayern München

Bundesliga appearances: 0

"Joshua Kimmich's going to help us a lot this season," predicted Bayern coach Pep Guardiola, confirming that the record champions did not sign the 20-year-old from VfB Stuttgart this summer just on a whim. "He's a top player." He has proven that only at Bundesliga 2 level with RB Leipzig, playing a lead role, belying his tender age with mature performances and a strong self-belief which means he will respect, but certainly not fear the competition for a place in the Bayern midfield in what could be his breakthrough season.

Ones to watch - Part I
Ones to watch - Part II
Ones to watch - Part III
Ones to watch - Part IV