The Bundesliga has become somewhat of a factory for midfielders in recent years, its academies churning out a seemingly endless stream of talented, versatile footballers, each with a well-rounded skill set. Mesut Ozil, Mario Goetze, Toni Kroos and Ilkay Gundogan were all promoted from youth to senior teams, while imports like Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben have fortified the league's talent pool.
In honor of the immense midfield talent in the Bundesliga, here is a list of the top 10 performers from the first half of the 2013-14 campaign. Players were chosen based on performances in all competitions for club and country, with weight given to the significance of their contributions to their respective teams. Defensive midfielders, central attacking midfielders and true wingers were considered for selection.
Click "Begin Slideshow" to start the countdown at No. 10.