Have you wondered which Bundesliga team gives the most minutes to youth players? A study conducted has revealed that Borussia Dortmund give the most minutes to players under the age of 22, while Union Berlin, one of the three promoted teams, give their youngsters virtually zero playing time.
The Ruhr derby teams top this table, with 22.3% of Dortmund’s playing league minutes this season going to their youngsters and 19.1%. Leipzig are third with 18.7%, but champions Bayern are well down the list with 7.4%, thus showing that the Bavarian giants prefer to rely on a well-established, experienced core. Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach give just 0.8% percent of their minutes to youth players, the lowest of any side in the current top six.
(Data as of May 2020 before Coronavirus resumption, with 25 rounds of the season completed)