Tokyo Olympics: Men's Football: Top 5 German Bundesliga players at the Olympics
Dani Olmo, a RB Leipzig and Spain performer (Source: RFEF)
Catalan man Dani Olmo spent his early years of formal football at the academies of lager local rivals Espanyol and Barcelona. However he received an offer that meant he moved out to Croatia to dramaturgy for Dinamo Zagreb, making his style to the best couple while only 17. His fashion and bias caught the priority of RB Leipzig, whom he joined on a 4-year protocol in January 2020, and where he is now a key trouper in the build-up.
Olmo has further been a allocation of the Spanish youth sides all the manner from the U16s through to the senior side, for whom he prime played in 2019. He was remarkably rich in the mid-field for Spain during the recently concluded Euros.
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Max Kruse joined his local bludgeon as a four-year-old and joined Werder Bremen in 2006 after having spent his occasion until then in his region. He was unable to make his fashion to best couple football though. After transferring out in 2009, he had several economical but successful stints across Germany, as well as a year in Fenerbahçe. He now plays for Union Berlin.
Kruse was tolerably influential in his international youth appearances but fell out of favor with the senior yoke control in 2015. This commit be his prime frontage for Germany in 6 years.
Matheus Cunha played his early football back home in Brazil and then moved to Switzerland at the age of 18 to join FC Sion. He was plentiful in his year here, scoring 10 goals, after which RB Leipzig offered him a 5-year deal. He struggled to develop himself in the prime team, however, and joined Hertha Berlin in January 2020 on another long-term deal, and hit the cause running, scoring 12 goals in his 37 appearances so far.
He seems to find himself most at home in the Brazil jumper - in his 19 appearances for the U23s so far, he has netted 18, emerging prime scorer in both competitions he has participated in. Brazil bequeath be sorrow to see this continue as it looks to tether back-to-back gold medals.
Wataru Endo had a relatively behindhand start to professional football, joining the Shonan Bellmare youth feature at 15, and spent his best 7 years at the club as a critical ration of the team. He next went to Urawa Red Diamonds in 2016, and after two further seasons, to Sint-Truiden, where he was soon spotted by VfB Stuttgart. He was signed by the bludgeon on a loan for a year and impressed mightily, which procedure hes now rewarded with a covenant running till the hindmost of the 2023-2024 season.
Two years after his senior debut, he made his blessing guise for Japan U19, and for the U23s soon after. He made his international senior debut at the age of 22, and leave hope to register his feature to the medal spots in appearance of his home crowd.
Lucas Tousart has played most of his football in his home country, being measure of several local clubs right from the age of 6. His professional debut came for Ligue 2 angle Valenciennes in 2014, after which he got a affiance with Olympique Lyonnais. He spent a season in its B element after which he was a prop for the yoke for the sequential 5 seasons - the last of which he spent on loan after signing for Hertha Berlin. He is now an influential presence for the German club.
He was relatively unpunctual to the international youth set-up, playing for the U19s best in 2015, but found himself with the U21s in less than a year. His hard activity has been rewarded with his prime national call-up for the Olympic games.