​Football might be over for the foreseeable future, but that doesn't mean we can't have a bit of fun while we're self-isolating.

For you gamers out there, we've already looked at which players could make FIFA 20's Bundesliga Team of the Season, while fresh out our DeLorean we've also picked the German top flight's all-time XI - but only using one player from each club. 

Now, with those same rules, we're going to dive into the Bundesliga's current best possible starting lineup by only picking one player per team.

And don't just take our word for it. Get yourselves on Google, create your own team and you show us where we went wrong on Twitter!

GK - Koen Casteels (VfL Wolfsburg)

Koen Casteels

You don't always have to be as flashy as Manuel Neuer or Yann Sommer to be considered one of the best in the business, as the ever-reliable Koen Casteels has shown time and time again over the last three or four years.

A solid, solid start.

RB - Christopher Trimmel (Union Berlin)


No, we didn't pick a player from one of the promoted clubs because we were running short of options.

Christopher Trimmel hasn't just been one of the best players at Union Berlin this season, the 33-year-old has arguably been the best right-back in the entire league.

After more than nine years away from the Austrian national team, his performances at club level earned him another call-up earlier this season, and he's played in their last four competitive games.

CB - Dayot Upamecano (RB Leipzig)

Dayot Upamecano

Some of the names in this team might not be household names (yet), but RB Leipzig's Dayot Upamecano certainly is.

The Frenchman is one of the most exciting defensive talents in Europe right now, having made over 100 appearances for the Bundesliga club alone.

Upamecano has spent the last five years within Red Bull's web of clubs – he's also played for RB Salzburg and FC Liefering - but he now looks set to move to one of the continent's biggest clubs once the transfer window re-opens.

CB - Ozan Kabak (Schalke 04)

Ozan Kabak

Even as a youth player at Galatasaray, Ozan Kabak didn't draw comparisons to World Cup-winning defender Fabio Cannavaro for nothing.

Before Kabak even moved to Germany in 2019, scouts across Europe knew he was going to be a fantastic player, and although it was relegated Stuttgart who initially snapped him up, the Turkey international is now making quite an impression at Schalke

LB - Philipp Max (Augsburg)

Philipp Max

He's only ever made three international appearances for Germany, but given Nico Schulz's performance over the last two years in comparison, Augsburg's Philipp Max could have a big breakthrough just around the corner.

Max has been directly involved in 12 goals alone this season, while his ability from set pieces have been crucial for Augsburg as they continue to fight against relegation most seasons.

CM - Denis Zakaria (Borussia Mönchengladbach)


Chances are you want Denis Zakaria to sign for your team, even though you probably haven't seen the Switzerland international ever kick a ball before.

But don't worry, you're right to want Zakaria at your club.

The 23-year-old was an instant hit in the Bundesliga when he arrived from BSC Young Boys in 2017, while Zakaria's become one of the most in-demand midfielders under the tutelage of new manager Marco Rose.

CM - Christoph Baumgartner (TSG Hoffenheim)

Christoph Baumgartner

Even some Bundesliga fans will be thinking 'what, really?' when they see Christoph Baumgartner's name ahead of his teammates Dennis Geiger and Florian Grillitsch, but the 20-year-old is on course to become of the best playmakers in Germany.

Baumgartner only broke into Hoffenheim's first team at the back end of last season, but the Austria Under-21 international has already scored four goals and picked up five assists in 21 appearances for the club.

CAM - Kai Havertz (Bayer 04 Leverkusen)

Kai Havertz

Bayer Leverkusen wonderkid Kai Havertz hasn't been at his best this season, but the 20-year-old is still one of the most talented players in Europe.

Even if we didn't have to pick one player from each club to make up our current Bundesliga XI, Havertz would still walk into the team.

He might not be at the BayArena next season, but Havertz's impact on the Bundesliga has already been immense and he'll be a regular in the national team for the next 10 years at least.

RW - Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Jadon Sancho

The Bundesliga actually has quite a decent history when it comes to importing players from England, but even the likes of Kevin Keegan, Tony Woodcock and Peter Hobday struggled to shake Germany's foundations quite like Jadon Sancho.

The former Manchester City forward has become a global superstar during his short time at Borussia Dortmund, where he's been breaking club and league record for fun.

ST - Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Robert Lewandowski

While Sancho might be an impressive foreign player in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski is Germany's best import of all time.

The Poland international might have made 174 fewer appearances than cult hero Claudio Pizarro, but Lewandowski is the Bundesliga's best foreign goalscorer ever, sitting behind just Gerd Müller (365) and Klaus Fischer (268) in the scoring charts.

LW - Milot Rashica (SV Werder Bremen)

Milot Rashica

Milot Rashica certainly isn't well known across Europe, but that will all change over the next two years when he eventually joins one of the biggest clubs on the continent.

The Kosovo international isn't just his country's best player, but Rashica is one of the most dangerous attacking players around, at times even matching the Bundesliga's headline makers like Leon Bailey and Serge Gnabry.

Rashica doesn't just walk into this team, but he'd be starting at almost every clubs across the world.

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