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
Ground Capacity30,150
ChairmanGermany Jochen A. Rotthaus
Germany Frank Briel
ManagerGermany Holger Stanislawski
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. Position Player
1   GK Tim Wiese
2   DF Andreas Beck (captain)
4   DF Stefan Thesker
6   MF Sebastian Rudy
7   MF Boris Vukčević
8   FW Filip Malbašić
9   FW Sven Schipplock
10   FW Igor de Camargo
11   FW Eren Derdiyok
12   DF David Abraham
13   MF Daniel Williams
14   DF Chris
15   DF Mathieu Delpierre
16   DF Fabian Johnson
17   MF Tobias Weis
18   FW Joselu
19   GK Jens Grahl
20   MF Ahmed Sassi
21   DF Patrick Ochs
No. Position Player
22   MF Roberto Firmino
23   MF Sejad Salihović
24   FW Michael Gregoritsch
25   MF Luis Advíncula
28   DF Pelle Jensen
29   DF Jannik Vestergaard
30   GK Koen Casteels
31   FW Kevin Volland
32   MF Vincenzo Grifo
33   MF Takashi Usami
34   GK Heurelho Gomes
36   DF Jeremy Toljan
39   MF Andreas Ludwig
40   MF Stephan Schröck
41   MF Afriyie Acquah
42   MF Eugen Polanski
43   DF Robin Szarka
44   DF Patrick Schorr
45   DF 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. Position Player
  FW Knowledge Musona (to FC Augsburg)
  MF Tobias Strobl (to 1. FC Köln)
  MF Denis Streker (to Dynamo Dresden)
No. Position Player
  MF Joseph-Claude Gyau (to FC St. Pauli)
  DF Edson Braafheid (to FC Twente Enschede)

StaffEdit