TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

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

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. .

Honors[change | change source]

The club's honours:

Youth[change | change source]

Current squad[change | change source]

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

Players out on loan[change | change source]

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

Staff[change | change source]