Monday 18 December 2017

German investment in numbers

€520m -- Money spent by Bundesliga clubs on academies since 2001

121 -- Talent centres set up at turn of century to foster youth development

62 -- Percentage of German players in the Bundesliga

53 -- Percentage of players in Bundesliga to have come through those academies

15 -- Number of players in Germany squad under the age of 25

5 -- Members of 2009 Euro U-21 championship winning side that will start tonight

15 -- Successive competitive victories recorded by Joachim Loew's men, breaking the record previously held by Spain

AVERAGE AGE

EURO 2012 SQUADS

IRELAND 28.35

Russia 28.34

Sweden 28.30

Italy 27.91

Ukraine 27.30

Czech Republic 27.26

Greece 27.17

Netherlands 27.13

Portugal 27.08

Croatia 27.08

Spain 26.78

France 26.65

Denmark 26.57

England 26.04

Poland 25.13

GERMANY 24.52

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