Bayern are one of the most dominant teams in Europe.
The Bavarians have always been a very good side, but they have become a formidable side since the turn of the century and have won numerous domestic and continental titles during this period. Their recent success was shaped by the advent of many notable academy graduates which is similar to the case of Barcelona.
If you look at Spain’s side which dominated football in recent years, you can see that Barcelona’s academy graduates played a crucial role and a similar pattern can be seen with Bayern and Germany. In fact four German players, namely Thomas Muller, Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos and Philipp Lahm, were in the shortlist for the Golden Ball award for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and all four of them are Bayern’s academy graduates.
This isn’t the first time that Bayern’s youth products have played a key role in Germany’s success. Players like Franz Beckenbauer, Sepp Maier and Hans-Georg Schwarzenbeck from Bayern’s academy were all key players in Germany’s 1974 World Cup winning squad.
Many of Germany’s greatest players have come through Bayern’s academy and they keep producing top talents. So here is a look at the ten best academy players from Bayern.
Here is a look of best academy players from Bayern: