The 2013 calendar year marked several milestones for the Bundesliga as for the first time in history, two German teams (Borussia Dortmund and winners Bayern Munich) contested the Champions League final and four teams from the German top flight qualified for the Champions League knockout rounds.
In addition to the many international successes of Bundesliga teams, a great number of talented players emerged from the academies and/or developed into household names among football fans.
As 2014 begins, fans can expect great things from the Bundesliga and its myriad of talented players. Click "Begin Slideshow" for insight into 20 names to remember, each for his own reason. Players are arranged in alphabetical order based on surname.