Hiroshi Kiyotake (r.) is continuing a legacy of success for Asian players in the Bundesliga
Hiroshi Kiyotake (r.) is continuing a legacy of success for Asian players in the Bundesliga
Bundesliga

Asian Sensations

Munich - It's no secret that, for several decades, Asia has been a talent goldmine for Bundesliga clubs. Bum-Kun Cha began the trend in the 1980s when he starred for Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt and the influx has only intensified in recent years thanks in no small part to Shinji Kagawa's back-to-back league titles with Borussia Dortmund in 2011 and 2012.

Oriental imports have continued to impress in the German top flight this term, with shining for FC Schalke 04 and FC Augsburg’s South Korean duo and combining to great effect since the turn of the year. Countless others have flown the Far Eastern flag, but bundesliga.com has singled out three in particular whose on-field exploits make them worthy of special mention...