Bundesliga

The Bundesliga's Top 20 Under 20: Part II

Head coaches, club scouts and football fans around the world are always seeking to unearth future superstars of the sport and in the Bundesliga, a league famed for its youth academies and the development of young talent, it is no different.

Which unheard of talent will be the name on everyone's lips? Who is the next Robert Lewandowski or Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang? With the 2016/17 campaign fast approaching, bundesliga.com has a four-part series aimed at outlining the top 20 players, 20 years of age or younger, that you should be familiarising yourself with before the season gets underway...

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Timo Werner

Date of birth: 06/03/1996

Club: RB Leipzig

Position: Forward

Bundesliga appearances so far: 95

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Levin Öztunali

Date of birth: 15/03/1996

Club: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Position: Centre midfield

Bundesliga appearances so far: 56

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Andreas Christensen

Date of birth: 10/04/1996

Club: Borussia Mönchengladbach

Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga appearances so far: 31

Julian Brandt

Date of birth: 02/05/1996

Club: Bayer 04 Leverkusen

Position: Left wing

Bundesliga appearances so far: 66

Watch: Check out Brandt's beauty in Leverkusen's Top 10 goals from 2016/17

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A surprise omission from Germany’s final 23-man UEFA EURO 2016 squad, Bayer 04 Leverkusen wide man Julian Brandt was without question one of the Bundesliga’s most exciting and consistent performers last season. All nine of his 2015/16 Bundesliga strikes resulted in wins, while he became the first player under the age of 20 since Dieter Müller (January-February 1974) to score in six successive matches.

He is agile, creative, quick and already has a goal against FC Bayern München to his name. As long as he is in the side, Werkself fans will believe anything is possible.

Caglar Söyüncü

Date of birth: 23/05/1996

Club: SC Freiburg

Position: Centre-back

Bundesliga appearances so far: None