The Ruhr Valley has fuelled Schalke's success across generations with an extraordinary number of football diamonds found among its coal-rich lands.

bundesliga.com selects a jaw-dropping line-up from those players whose fledgling talent first caught the eye in the colours of Gelsenkirchen’s pride and joy, including the likes of Germany internationals Manuel Neuer, Mesut Özil, Leroy Sane and Julian Draxler.