Here is the FC Bayern World Squad
The FC Bayern World Squad is an international project where Germany’s most successful club and its partner Volkswagen select U19s players from across the world and accompany them as they chase their dream of becoming a professional footballer.
Former Bayern striker Roy Makaay will this year join the coaching staff of World Cup winner Klaus Augenthaler and Christopher Loch as they work with the young players. The team will also hold a training camp abroad as they prepare to face Bayern’s U19s in the summer.
Two players have already demonstrated what a huge platform the project offers. José Mulato from Colombia and Daniel Francis from Nigeria both caught the eye in recent years to earn professional contracts. Six of the 22 players selected last year have since made their senior debut for their clubs.
The teenagers’ entire journey from the selection process to training and the game against Bayern’s U19s in Munich will be documented in a multi-part series, which is shown in autumn each year on Bayern’s YouTube channel and club website, as well as selected international media as part of a sports documentary. You can see last year’s season here.