The Bundesliga already enjoys a glowing reputation as one of the most prolific producers of young talent in world football, and with Gio Reyna, Alphonso Davies and others earning their stripes that shows little sign of slowing down…
bundesliga.com has been scouting and every club has at least one NextGen star to get excited about...
Augsburg: Ruben Vargas
The prolific Swiss winger with Caribbean roots, and the flair that brings with it.
Bayer Leverkusen: Moussa Diaby
An award-winning Parisian protégé, who's first full senior appearance came against Juventus.
Bayern Munich: Alphonso Davies
The teenage sensation who has become a Bayern and Canada national team staple in no time at all.
Watch: Alphonso Davies under the tactical microscope
Borussia Dortmund: Gio Reyna
A son of footballing royalty, this New York City graduate has "something special".
Watch: Gio Reyna living the dream with Dortmund
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Florian Neuhaus
A household name since scoring a stunning strike from the halfway line, aged 19, before proving it was no one-hit wonder.
Watch: Neuhaus scoops the January Goal of the Month with this gem
Cologne: Ismail Jakobs
The pass-master general whose accuracy under pressure has already earned him Rookie of the Month honours.
Eintracht Frankfurt: Evan N’Dicka
A French youth start through U16 to U21, this diligent defender is on the verge of a senior bow for the world champions.
Fortuna Düsseldorf: Florian Kastenmeier
Some of the safest hands in the Bundesliga, a rookie rising to the challenge.
Freiburg: Philipp Lienhart
The Austrian defender who picked up tips from Cristiano Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, before joining Freiburg.
Hertha Berlin: Matheus Cunha
A fetish for Futsal twinkles the toes of this emerging Samba star.
Watch: Cunha won the Bundesliga Goal of the Year for this sensational strike
Hoffenheim: Christoph Baumgartner
Inspired by an early bath, an attacking midfielder who turned red to green to get his career up and running.
Mainz: Ridle Baku
The midfield strategist who got more than he bargained from during an unscheduled motorway service station rest.
Paderborn: Abdelhamid Sabiri
His name may translate as 'patience', but this Moroccan midfielder's shots travel at a rate of knots.
RB Leipzig: Ibrahima Konate
Leipzig's giant French defender is anything but gentle, and he tends to get his way against any striker – just ask Robert Lewandowski.
Schalke: Weston McKennie
A two-time US Men's Player of the Year nominee who turned his back on a college scholarship to lay down roots in Gelsenkirchen.
Union Berlin: Julian Ryerson
The Norwegian midfielder with Stars and Stripes on his horizon.
Werder Bremen: Josh Sargent
When you score your first Bundesliga goal with your first touch, you know that being the first American to play two youth World Cups and earn a senior call-up in the same year is no coincidence.
Watch: Josh Sargent's stroke of genius against Augsburg