Mario Gotze's brother, Felix, in Bayern Munich's Champions League squad
Mario Gotze's Bayern Munich career fell short of expectations, but his younger brother still has a burgeoning future at the club.
Central defender Felix, 18, impressed in preseason with the Bavarian giants, while Mario returned to Borussia Dortmund this summer after three largely disappointing seasons in Munich.
A former Dortmund youth player, Felix is the youngest of the Gotze brothers and has been named in Bayern's squad for the Champions League group stage. Fabian, the eldest at 26, began his career at Dortmund too and last played for SpVgg Unterhaching before leaving the club last summer.
Felix is part of the "B" list, which features an unlimited number of players, who qualify as long as they're born after Jan. 1, 1995 and have been registered with the club for two consecutive years.
U.S. international Julian Green, 21, is also on the "B" list, while 20-year-olds Nicolas Feldhahn and Erdal Ozturk, who both caught the eye in preseason, were also selected.
Goalkeepers: Manuel Neuer, Tom Starke, Sven Ulreich, Enrico Caruso*
Defenders: Mats Hummels, Rafinha, Jerome Boateng, Juan Bernat, Felix Gotze*, Philipp Lahm, Holger Badstuber, Joshua Kimmich, Marco Friedl*, Nicolas Feldhahn
Midfielders: Thiago Alcantara, Franck Ribery, Javi Martinez, Arjen Robben, Douglas Costa, Xabi Alonso, Meritan Shabani*, Arturo Vidal, Timothy Tillman, David Alaba, Niklas Dorsch*, Renato Sanches, Erdal Oztürk, Fabian Benko*
Forwards: Robert Lewandowski, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman, Julian Green*, Milos Pantovic*
* "B" list
Mark Lovell covers Bayern Munich for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter: @LovellLowdown.