But can they follow in the footsteps of the title-winning Mario Götze, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Co., who have all managed to win the Bundesliga before they reached their 20th birthday, and are the current crop of promising talents good enough to emulate the youngsters of the past? bundesliga.com takes a look at some of the acts that today's budding champions have to follow...
Former title-winning youngsters
's (r.) first league title came just weeks before his 19th birthday. The Germany midfield starlet, who joined Bayern München this summer, won die Meisterschaft in 2011 and 2012 with Borussia Dortmund, playing a crucial part in the Yellow-Blacks' title-winning squad whose average age was just 24.
Bayern midfielder clinched his debut Bundesliga title as an 18-year-old in 2003. He made his league debut for the record champions - whose squad included the likes of Oliver Kahn, Mehmet Scholl and Thomas Linke at the time - against VfB Stuttgart in December 2002.
At just 17 years of age, became the youngest FC Bayern player to appear in the Bundesliga, DFB Cup and the UEFA Champions League during the 2009/10 season. He earned several first-team appearances in the second half of the campaign, helping Bayern to the league and cup double.
Now a regular in the Bayern starting line-up, an 18-year-old was part of the Bavarians' 2007/08 title-winning squad, making 20 appearances in all competitions for the club. He joined Bayer 04 Leverkusen on loan for the 2009/10 season, before returning to Munich at the end of the campaign.
Lars Ricken was part of Borussia Dortmund's championship-winning side of 1994/95 where the attacker played along stars such as Andreas Möller, Matthias Sammer and Karl-Heinz Riedle. Ricken, 18 at the time, made 21 appearances, scoring two goals. Two years later, he also got himself on the scoresheet in BVB's 3-1 Champions League final victory over Juventus.
Future title-winning youngsters?
Schalke's (l.), 19, and 17-year-old attacking midfielder (r.) are two of the current most promising young talents. A crack at the title might be a step too far for the Royal Blues this season, but if Jens Keller's side manage to keep hold of his young stars, die Knappen look set to challenge for the championship at least in the near future.
is another gem in the Royal Blues' squad. The schemer joined Schalke from VfL Bochum in the summer and scored his first goal for his new club in the 2-0 DFB Cup success against FC Nöttingen. Goretzka is highly regarded not only by his former coach at Bochum, Peter Neururer, who claimed he'd "never seen an 18-year-old with as much potential".
19-year-old forward scored his first Borussia Dortmund goal in their DFB Cup victory over SV Wilhelmshaven in August and made his Bundesliga debut for Jürgen Klopp's side against Eintracht Braunschweig on Matchday 2, replacing Henrikh Mkhitaryan in stoppage time. Ducksch will be looking to add to his solitary Bundesliga appearance in the coming weeks.
With Bayern's embarrassment of riches in the attacking department, 19-year-old striker may have to remain patient for much of this season. Should Pep Guardiola's side suffer injuries to key personnel, however, the Spaniard might just be tempted to give young Weihrauch a chance in the first-team.
18-year-old was signed by Bayern from Danish side Brondby IF in 2012 and made his professional debut for the club in a 4-0 victory over 1. FC Nürnberg at the Allianz Arena last season, indicating there's more to come from the creative midfielder. Aged just 17 years and 251 days, Hojbjerg even became the youngest ever Bayern player to appear in the Bundesliga.
Compiled by Matthew Howarth