The German revolutionary youth setup in 2000 started to bear fruit when an inexperienced side took the 2010 World Cup by storm.
Ever since, the likes of Mesut Ozil, Thomas Muller and Sami Khedira have established themselves as world-class players playing for top teams.
That setup continues to produce talented players like Kroos, Schurrle and Gundogan, who play like seasoned veterans. The approach did not only encourage youth development but also aided the financial side of clubs.
Overall, combined with the finance and youth development, most youngsters ply their trade in the local league.
Also, most senior players until recently all played in Bundesliga, until a new trend of Germans moving abroad commenced.
This article will focus on the less popular players and will not mention players that the public is more likely to be familiar with such as household names like Gotze, Holtby or Reus.
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