While the seasoned veterans might take the majority of the limelight, the Champions League is an ideal platform for the youth to shine on a stage that may not be available that often in their career.
Whether they start or see most of their matches on the bench, each and every participating club will have that one bright light being tipped for a glittering future.
The following candidates were all selected on a number of factors, including playing time within the first team so far, national team experience and potential.
Every player included has to be aged 23 or under to qualify as a “youngster” in this essence.
Bare in mind, some sides will undoubtedly have more than one prodigy amongst their ranks but the one put forth is merely seen as the best, or most promising in this case, of the batch.