A photo has emerged of three Champions League winners playing together for the same youth team – and they look unrecognisable.
The trio all came through the academy system at Bundesliga side Stuttgart before going their separate ways.
They have all gone on to reach the pinnacle of club football, but some may not know that the early stages of their journey came alongside one another.
Bayern Munich duo Joshua Kimmich and Serge Gnabry and RB Leipzig striker Timo Werner played for the same Stuttgart team as children, and the photo shows them celebrating a goal together along with team-mate Marius Kunde, who now plays in Germany’s lower divisions.
Werner, who spent two years at Chelsea between 2020 and 2022, winning the Champions League in his first season, is pictured with long, curly hair, a far cry from the much shorter cut he has adopted for the majority of his professional career.
Timo Werner (left), Serge Gnabry (second right) and Joshua Kimmich (right) played for the same youth team at Stuttgart
Gnabry and Kimmich are still playing together over a decade later for Bayern Munich
Timo Werner now plays for RB Leipzig after having a two-year spell at Chelsea
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Meanwhile, Kimmich also has longer brown hair, with his hair now shorter and lighter at the age of 28.
Then there is Gnabry who has changed his haircut over the years but has often gone with braids in recent times. In the picture from over a decade ago, he has a shaven head.
Gnabry went on to leave Stuttgart in 2011 to join Arsenal, but struggled to convince Arsene Wenger and was eventually sold to Werder Bremen five years later.
After just one season, he was picked up by Bayern Munich, and he has flourished for the German giants after becoming a regular starter for them in 2018.
Gnabry has won five Bundesliga titles, and lifted the Champions League trophy in 2020 when Bayern beat PSG in the final.
Kimmich was also part of that celebration having spent the last eight years at Bayern after leaving Stuttgart.
He has won eight straight league titles as well as three German Cups, while he also has 82 caps for Germany to his name.