TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

German association football club

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a football club based in Hoffenheim, a suburb of Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg. They play in the German Bundesliga In the year 2000 they played in the 5th division but in 2008 they promoted to the Bundesliga. It was possible with the financial help of the software mogul Dietmar Hopp, who had played in the club's youth system. The financial help was widely criticized by other clubs, fans and by some in the German press. The most important points were the lack of tradition and the small fan base. Hoffenheim has only 3,300 inhabitants, and Sinsheim, where they play their home games, has only about 35,000 residents. .

1899 Hoffenheim
Full nameTurn- und Sportgemeinschaft
1899 Hoffenheim e.V.
Founded1 January 1899
GroundRhein-Neckar-Arena, Sinsheim
Capacity30,150
ChairmanGermany Jochen A. Rotthaus
Germany Frank Briel
ManagerGermany Sebastian Hoeneß
LeagueBundesliga
2010–11Bundesliga, 11th
WebsiteClub website

HonorsEdit

The club's honours:

YouthEdit

Current squadEdit

The first team squad as of 15 May, 2013 Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK   Germany Tim Wiese
2 DF   Germany Andreas Beck (captain)
4 DF   Germany Stefan Thesker
6 MF   Germany Sebastian Rudy
7 MF   Germany Boris Vukčević
8 FW   Serbia Filip Malbašić
9 FW   Germany Sven Schipplock
10 FW   Belgium Igor de Camargo
11 FW    Switzerland Eren Derdiyok
12 DF   Argentina David Abraham
13 MF   United States Daniel Williams
14 DF   Brazil Chris
15 DF   France Mathieu Delpierre
16 DF   United States Fabian Johnson
17 MF   Germany Tobias Weis
18 FW   Spain Joselu
19 GK   Germany Jens Grahl
20 MF   Tunisia Ahmed Sassi
21 DF   Germany Patrick Ochs
No. Pos. Nation Player
22 MF   Brazil Roberto Firmino
23 MF   Bosnia and Herzegovina Sejad Salihović
24 FW   Austria Michael Gregoritsch
25 MF   Peru Luis Advíncula
28 DF   Germany Pelle Jensen
29 DF   Denmark Jannik Vestergaard
30 GK   Belgium Koen Casteels
31 FW   Germany Kevin Volland
32 MF   Italy Vincenzo Grifo
33 MF   Japan Takashi Usami
34 GK   Brazil Heurelho Gomes
36 DF   Germany Jeremy Toljan
39 MF   Germany Andreas Ludwig
40 MF   Philippines Stephan Schröck
41 MF   Ghana Afriyie Acquah
42 MF   Poland Eugen Polanski
43 DF   Germany Robin Szarka
44 DF   Germany Patrick Schorr
45 DF   Germany Niklas Süle

Players out on loanEdit

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
FW   Zimbabwe Knowledge Musona (to FC Augsburg)
MF   Germany Tobias Strobl (to 1. FC Köln)
MF   Germany Denis Streker (to Dynamo Dresden)
No. Pos. Nation Player
MF   United States Joseph-Claude Gyau (to FC St. Pauli)
DF   Netherlands Edson Braafheid (to FC Twente Enschede)

StaffEdit