Germany's top flight, the Bundesliga, is about to kick off for the 2012-13 season.
Arguably now having the third best league in European football, Germany holds a whole host of talent in its highest division—and not all of those players are at the top two or three teams.
An exciting mix of the tactical and the technical, the German league promises to be one of huge interest for the casual fan and die-hard follower alike this season.
With that, here are the top 20 Bundesliga players to watch out for this season.
You'll no doubt excuse the missing big-name stars such as Franck Ribery, Arjen Robben and Mats Hummels—we completely bow to their magnificence on the pitch and they will undoubtedly star again this season, but they are already household names the world over and would be watched regardless.