|1||Markus Schubert||12/06/1998||Goalkeeper||1. FC Dynamo Dresden (GER)|
|2||Jonas Busam||03/05/1998||Defender||82*||90||81*||SC Freiburg (GER)|
|4||Gökhan Gül||17/07/1998||Midfield||90||80*||90||1||VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)|
|5||Julian Chabot||12/02/1998||Defender||90||90||Sparta Rotterdam (NED)|
|6||Dennis Geiger||10/06/1998||Midfield||90||90||90||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)|
|7||Aymen Barkok||21/05/1998||Midfield||90||71*||67*||1||Eintracht Frankfurt (GER)|
|8||Sidney Friede||12/04/1998||Midfield||90||90||90||1||Hertha BSC Berlin (GER)|
|9||Etienne Amenyido||01/03/1998||Midfield||90||76*||90||1||VVV-Venlo (NED)|
|11||Robin Hack||27/08/1998||Midfield||75*||90||64*||TSG 1899 Hoffenheim (GER)|
|13||David Raum||21/04/1998||Midfield||15+||14+||26+||SpVgg Greuther Fürth (GER)|
|14||Felix Götze||11/02/1998||Midfield||9+||FC Bayern München (GER)|
|15||Görkem Saglam||11/04/1998||Midfield||76*||90||90||VfL Bochum 1848 (GER)|
|16||Bote Baku||08/04/1998||Midfield||8+||19+||1. FSV Mainz 05 (GER)|
|17||Mats Köhlert||02/05/1998||Forward||90||Hamburger SV (GER)|
|18||Tobias Warschewski||06/02/1998||Forward||14+||23+||1||SC Preußen Münster (GER)|
|19||Maxime Awoudja||02/02/1998||Defender||10+||90||FC Bayern München (GER)|
Frank Kramer (Germany):
Our philosophy is we have to be active all the time – got to put the pressure on. Whether you play with one or two strikers, it is still the same. You have got to be active. We don't want to be wide, just wide enough to get through. The time has gone when it was enough to be a technically good player – if you don't have speed, you have no chance. At the Youth League finals in Nyon, each team had speed in every position and a very high, technical level.
• Basic system of 1-4-3-3 in attack with 1-4-1-4-1 in defence, wide players tracking back to help.
• Build-up play from defence to midfield, constructive.
• Wingers tucking in to allow full-backs to overlap.
• Good link between the lines with Görkem Saglam (15) often moving forward to support Etienne Amenyido (9).
• Good pressing when losing possession and transitioning to defence.
• Athletic players with perpetual movement and pressing.