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TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
TSG Hoffenheim.png
Full name Turn- und Sportgemeinschaft
1899 Hoffenheim e.V.
Nickname(s) Hoffe
Founded 1 July 1899
Ground Rhein-Neckar-Arena
(Capacity: 30,000)
Chairman Germany Peter Hofmann
Manager Germany Ralf Rangnick
League Bundesliga
2008-09 Bundesliga, 7th
Home colours
Away colours
.TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a German football club based in Hoffenheim, a suburb of Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg.^ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim   .
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.In 2007 the club decided to adopt the use of the short form name 1899 Hoffenheim in place of the traditional TSG Hoffenheim.^ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim   .
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.A fifth division side in 2000, the club made a remarkable advance to the top-flight Bundesliga in 2008 with the financial backing of alumnus and software mogul Dietmar Hopp.^ The team from Sinsheim, a town in south-western Germany, have been backed by Dietmar Hopp, the co-founder of software giant SAP, since the 1990s when they were an amateur club.
  • 1899 Hoffenheim join Bundesliga elite - Telegraph 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Bundesliga in 2008, the club played in Dietmar Hopp Stadion which was built in 1999 with a capacity of 5,000 (1,620 seats).
  • TSG Hoffenheim Tickets | Buy & Sell TSG Hoffenheim Tickets | Tickets for TSG Hoffenheim 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.ticket4football.com [Source type: General]

^ Hopp, one of the club’s former youth players in the 1950s, is the co-founder of SAP, one of Europe’s biggest software companies.

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History

.The modern-day club was formed in 1945, when gymnastics club Turnverein Hoffenheim (founded 1 July 1899) and football club Fußballverein Hoffenheim (founded 1921) merged.^ In 1899 the gymnastics club Hoffenheim was founded and 46 years later it was merged with the football club to the now known TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
  • 1899 Hoffenheim Ascends To the First Division - Football Articles in BetIAS 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.instantactionsports.com [Source type: News]

^ Juli 1899 als Turnverein Hoffenheim gegründet.
  • Hoffenheim €€€ (Dorfclub) ? 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC forum.eintracht.com [Source type: Academic]

^ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim – the fairytale football club?
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.At the beginning of the 1990s, the club was an obscure local amateur side playing in the eighth division Baden-Württemberg A-Liga.^ Jermaine Jones goal FC Schalke 04 vs. VFL Wolfsburg 3:4 13 - 03- 2009 VfL Wolfsburg - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia According to my sources at Wikipedia, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, the village's football club, was “an obscure local amateur side playing in the eighth division 15 posts - 6 authors - Last post: Jul 29wikipedia link.
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^ In 2003-04, he worked his way to the Hertha amateur side and a season later made the jump to the club's professional squad, debuting on September 24, 2004.
  • Sejad Salihovic: Free Kick Specialist Keeping Hoffenheim Atop Bundesliga 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC european-football.suite101.com [Source type: News]

^ VfL Wolfsburg is a German sports club based in Wolfsburg , Lower Saxony , that currently plays in the country's first division ...read more > .
  • VfL Wolfsburg - Bundesliga - Germany - Europe (UEFA) - Table, results, fixtures, wiki, news - BigSoccer 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.bigsoccer.com [Source type: General]

.They steadily improved and by 1996 were competing in the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V).^ By 1996, Hoffenheim had climbed to the Verbandsliga Nordbaden, or fifth division.
  • Billionaire Turns Tiny Club Into German Power by Various Sports Writers on Creators.com - A Syndicate Of Talent 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.creators.com [Source type: General]

^ During the 1990's the club was competing on a local amature level, but they progressed and in 1996 they were competing in the Verbandsliga Nordbaden.
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - The New Generation - Electronic Arts UK Community 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Around 1990, alumnus Dietmar Hopp returned to the club of his youth as a financial backer.^ With the financial backing of Dietmar Hopp, co-founder of German software giant SAP, whose programs help companies do office work such as payroll, inventory management and accounting, the club have worked their way up all the way from the lower leagues in 1990 to the big stage that is the Bundesliga.
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^ Bundesliga in 2008, the club played in Dietmar Hopp Stadion which was built in 1999 with a capacity of 5,000 (1,620 seats).
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^ Hopp, one of the club’s former youth players in the 1950s, is the co-founder of SAP, one of Europe’s biggest software companies.

.Hopp was the co-founder of software firm SAP and he put some of his money into the club.^ Dietmar Hopp was also busy during the 1990's and co-founded the software firm SAP, while he invested in the club.
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - The New Generation - Electronic Arts UK Community 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC forums.electronicarts.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The team from Sinsheim, a town in south-western Germany, have been backed by Dietmar Hopp, the co-founder of software giant SAP, since the 1990s when they were an amateur club.
  • 1899 Hoffenheim join Bundesliga elite - Telegraph 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Hopp, a former Hoffenheim player and co-founder of the software company SAP, has invested £120 million of his fortune in the club to take it from the periphery of the amateur game to the highest level of German football.
  • Dietmar Hopp’s millions put TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on map - Football - Telegraph 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.His contributions generated almost immediate results: in 2000 Hoffenheim finished first in the Verbandsliga and was promoted to the fourth-division Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.^ In 2000, it gained promotion to the Oberliga.
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^ Nach mehreren Aufstiegen über die Bezirks-, Landes- und Verbandsliga wurde der Verein in der Saison 2000/01 als Neuling auf Anhieb Meister der Oberliga Baden-Württemberg.
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^ Hoffenheim slowly advanced from the fifth division in 2000 all the way to the second in 2006.
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.Another first place finish moved the club up to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for the 2001–02 season.^ It is where Bayern Munich will host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a weekend showdown for first place in the famed Bundesliga soccer league as the season approaches its midpoint.
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^ Last place Paderborn got their first road win of the season at a certainly disgusted Augsburg.
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^ The other spots look up for grabs, although one of Germany's oldest and strongest ethnic clubs, Berlin's Trkiyemspor looks close to claiming another spot.
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.They finished 13th in their first season in the Regionalliga, but improved significantly the next year, earning a fifth place result.^ They have opened their first season in the 1.
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^ They’re due to move to a 30,000 stadium next year and who knows where it will all end.
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^ It is where Bayern Munich will host TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in a weekend showdown for first place in the famed Bundesliga soccer league as the season approaches its midpoint.
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.Hoffenheim earned fifth and seventh place finishes in the next two seasons, before improving to fourth in 2005–06 to earn their best result to date.^ Hoffenheim have improved throughout the season.
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^ They have even dropped out of the Uefa Cup places, so if they want to play internationally next season they rather start winning again soon.
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^ Hoffenheim was going to merge with , FC Astoria Walldorf, and SV Sandhausen to create FC Heidelberg 06 in 2005 but was abandoned because of resistance from the other two clubs.
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.The club made its first German Cup appearance in the 2003–04 competition and performed well, advancing to the quarterfinals by eliminating 2. Bundesliga sides Eintracht Trier and Karlsruher SC and Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen before being put out themselves by another 2. Bundesliga side, VfB Lübeck.^ Bayer 04 Leverkusen - 1.
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^ Bielefeld 1 : 2 Karlsruher SC 04.10.
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^ Bayer 04 Leverkusen .
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.Negotiations to merge TSG Hoffenheim, FC Astoria Walldorf, and SV Sandhausen to create FC Heidelberg 06 in 2005 were abandoned due to the resistance of the latter two clubs, and the failure to agree on whether the new side's stadium should be located in Heidelberg or Eppelheim.^ FC Köln TSG 1899 Hoffenheim .
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^ Latest News about TSG Hoffenheim .
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.Team owner Hopp clearly preferred Heidelberg, but could not overcome the resistance of local firm Wild, which had already reserved the site of the planned stadium for its new production facilities.^ Hopp has refrained from splashing out on big name players, but has invested in the club’s infrastructure, its youth teams, training ground and is building a new stadium with a capacity of 30,000.
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^ As the club found a temporary home in Mannheim, 50km up the road, Hopp began looking for a new site.
  • FT.com / Sport / Football - Regional league to Champions League? 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.ft.com [Source type: News]

^ Their new stadium (32,500 capacity) is supposed to be ready in 2009, so presumably they'll be playing somewhere besides the 6,350 capacity Hopp-Stadion.
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2006-2008 - Major investments and promotion to the Bundesliga

.In 2006, the club sought to improve its squad and technical staff by bringing in players with several years of Bundesliga experience, most notably Jochen Seitz and Tomislav Marić, and by signing Ralf Rangnick, former manager of Bundesliga teams SSV Ulm 1846, VfB Stuttgart, Hannover 96, and Schalke 04, to a five-year contract.^ Spieltag BL VfB Stuttgart - Hertha BSC 1:1 FC Schalke 04 - Hannover 96 2:0 1.
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^ FC Schalke 04 (46) Team .
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^ FC Schalke 04 2 : 0 Hannover 96 21.11.
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.The investment paid off in the 2006–07 season with the club's promotion to the 2. Bundesliga after finishing 2nd in Regionalliga Süd.^ The investement was paid off in 2006-07 when they were promoted to the 2.Bundesliga.
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^ For the first time large-scale investment in experienced players and staff took place, preceding the start of Hoffenheim’s 2006/07 campaign.
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^ The visitors woke up a bit in the 2nd half, but were finished off by a goal from MOTM Dejagah.
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.The 2007-08 season was Hoffenheim's first season in professional football.^ Klose was under contract through the 2007/08 season, and despite several denials, it was clear he was angling a move.
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^ Few expect Hoffenheim to keep up the pace of victories in the first half of the season and unseat the perennial favorite, Bayern Munich.
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^ The German second division had never seen such astronomical sums of cash, and it was hardly a surprise when Hoffenheim finished the 2007-08 season in second place, earning promotion to the Bundesliga at the first time of asking.
  • The 'miracle' of Hoffenheim 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.cbc.ca [Source type: News]

.After a weak start with three losses and only one draw in the first four games, the team's performance improved remarkably and Hoffenheim climbed from 16th place on matchday four to second place on matchday 23. The team managed to defend their place until the end of the season, having scored 60 points after matchday 34. As a result of their second place finish they received automatic promotion to the 1. Bundesliga, the highest German tier in football, after just playing in the 2. Bundesliga for one season.^ Hoffenheim have improved throughout the season.
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^ Bundesliga, where they finished in 2nd place and received automatic promotion.
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^ Teams are promoted each year to higher tiers if they play well, or relegated to lower ones if they don't.
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2008 - Bundesliga

.The 2008–09 season was Hoffenheim's first season in the German top division.^ A Stadium for Leica TPS1200 TSG 1899 Hoffenheim was the surprise of the German soccer season 2008: It only took a few years for the team from Sinsheim, a small town near Heidelberg, to make it into Germany's top soccer league, the Bundesliga.
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^ VfL Wolfsburg is a German sports club based in Wolfsburg , Lower Saxony , that currently plays in the country's first division ...read more > .
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^ The current champions are VfL Wolfsburg who won the Bundesliga title for the first time in their history at the end of the 2008/09 season.
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.With the performance of strikers Vedad Ibišević, Demba Ba and Chinedu Obasi the newly-promoted Hoffenheim managed to climb to the top of the table quickly, winning the "Herbstmeister" (Autumn-Champion) title with 35 points after 17 matchdays.^ But newly promoted Hoffenheim were not shocked.
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^ The 2008–09 season is Hoffenheim's first in the German top division, where they were at the top of the table during the winter break with 35 points, thereby winning the unofficial "Herbstmeister" (Autumn-Champion) title.
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^ Demba Ba (TSG Hoffenheim) , 13.
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.Ibišević scored a total of 18 goals in 17 matches, being the Bundesliga's leading goal scorer after the first half of the season.^ Total goals scored for the entire season.
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^ December 18, 2008 Half-season 2.
  • German Football Blog 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.sonic.net [Source type: General]

^ Vedad Ibisevic, left, has scored 18 goals for Hoffenheim this season.
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.Hoffenheim's fast and offensive playing style (42 goals in 17 matches) was praised by the German and international press, experts even believed Hoffenheim could win their first championship in their first year playing top flight football.^ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim made their Bundesliga debut in style with a 3-0 win over Energie Cottbus to go top of the table, less than a decade after they were languishing in the Verbandsliga Nordbaden, the German equivalent of the Conference South.
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^ Or might some of the strong teams of recent years return to absolute top form and dominate the German Bundesliga?
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^ In its first season in the top-flight Bundesliga, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, to give the phenomenon its full name, have won 11 of 15 matches prior to Friday’s crucial game at Bayern Munich, scoring 40 goals and conceding only 20.
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.However, Hoffenheim suffered a devastating blow during the winter break when Ibišević tore an anterior cruciate ligament during a training match against Hamburg.^ However, they suffered a devastating blow during the winter break when Vedad Ibišević, who was the Bundesliga's leading goal scorer in the first half of the season, tore an anterior cruciate ligament during a training match against Hamburg.
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^ The 2008–09 season is Hoffenheim's first in the German top division, where they were at the top of the table during the winter break with 35 points, thereby winning the unofficial "Herbstmeister" (Autumn-Champion) title.
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^ If they draw or win today, at home to Schalke, Hoffenheim will go into the winter break top of the Bundesliga .
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.Because of the serious injury Ibišević was unable to play for the second half of the season.^ Thanks to an aggressive offense in the first half and because of a strong defense in the second half the 05er are now currently ranked number five in the table.
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^ It's probably not a good time to play VfB, because you could get seriously slapped.
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^ With just seven minutes of the second half played, TSG were reduced to ten men when Luiz Gustavo received a second booking for a foul on Khedira.

.Hoffenheim was now deprived of their biggest offensive threat and additionally had to deal with a fair number of other injuries and suspensions.^ Deprived of their biggest offensive threat, Hoffenheim faded to seventh—still a respectable position for a newly promoted side.
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.As a result of their heavily debilitated squad Hoffenheim failed to build on their successful first half of the season.^ Nonetheless, the team made it to the Bundesliga in 2008 and won 11 games in the first half of the season.
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^ The Tuchel eleven impressed with bold offensive moves in the first half and closed down its goal in the second half, despite many opportunities to score for Hoffenheim.
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^ The referee blew for the first half and Hoffenheim had the first touch of the ball as the Bundesliga got under way.
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.After not winning in 12 consecutive matches, Hoffenheim was dislodged from the top and dropped out of the top five down to ninth place.^ But with the Stadion der Freundschaft packed, Energie played their match of the season, and climbed out of the drop zone.
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^ If they draw or win today, at home to Schalke, Hoffenheim will go into the winter break top of the Bundesliga .
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^ They had several chances to get back into the match, but Dortmund keeper Marc Ziegler was in top form and kept Hoffenheim out.
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.At the end of the season the team however recovered and ended their negative streak with three wins and one draw in the last four games.^ Nonetheless, the team made it to the Bundesliga in 2008 and won 11 games in the first half of the season.
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^ In the six games, he has only played the full 90 minutes twice, missing one game due to a suspension and three times getting subbed in.
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^ Salihovic continued his superb career in the 2008-09 season, collecting four goals and four assists in the first eight games.
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.Hoffenheim eventually finished seventh with 55 points and a goal difference of +14 - still a respectable result for a newly promoted team.^ But newly promoted Hoffenheim were not shocked.
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^ Deprived of their biggest offensive threat, Hoffenheim faded to seventh—still a respectable position for a newly promoted side.
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^ Hoffenheim's strikers, Demba Ba of Senegal and Chinedu Obasi of Nigeria, each scored 12 goals last season, tied for seventh among second-division players.
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.In the 2009-10 season Hoffenheim further improved their squad by signing midfielders Maicosuel and Franco Zuculini, as well as experienced defender Josip Šimunić.^ Hoffenheim have improved throughout the season.
  • Jamie Jackson meets the men behind the amazing story of TSG 1899 Hoffenheim | Football | The Observer 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Foul by Franco Zuculini (1899 Hoffenheim).
  • Gamecast: TSG Hoffenheim vs Nurnberg - German Bundesliga - ESPN Soccernet 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC soccernet.espn.go.com [Source type: General]

^ Hoffenheim land Zuculini Hoffenheim have bolstered their squad with the capture of highly-rated Argentinian youngster Franco Zuculini from Racing Club Avellaneda.
  • Hoffenheim land Zuculini - TSG Hoffenheim Football Club News from football.co.uk 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.football.co.uk [Source type: News]

The club has recently reached the top five of the table and the quarter finals of the German Cup, where they will face Werder Bremen in 2010.

Players

Current squad

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ That summer, Ibisevic was called to Europe to play in a couple of friendly matches for Bosnia’s under-21 national team.
  • Vedad Ibisevic Is Finding Success With Hoffenheim - NYTimes.com 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ FIFA World Cup UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship UEFA European U-17 Championship UEFA European U-19 Championship UEFA European U-21 Championship National teams listed are those in UEFA competitions or FIFA World Cup .
  • uefa.com - Football Europe 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC pho.uefa.com [Source type: General]

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
1 Germany GK Daniel Haas
2 Germany DF Andreas Beck
3 Germany DF Matthias Jaissle
5 Germany DF Marvin Compper
7 Brazil MF Maicosuel
8 Germany DF Christian Eichner
9 Senegal FW Demba Ba
10 Brazil MF Carlos Eduardo
11 Germany FW Marco Terrazzino
14 Croatia DF Josip Šimunić
17 Germany MF Tobias Weis
18 Ghana FW Prince Tagoe
19 Bosnia and Herzegovina FW Vedad Ibišević
20 Nigeria FW Chinedu Obasi
21 Brazil MF Luiz Gustavo
No. Position Player
22 Finland DF Jukka Raitala
23 Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Sejad Salihović (captain)
24 Sweden DF Per Nilsson
25 Ghana MF Isaac Vorsah
26 Austria DF Andreas Ibertsberger
28 Germany GK Timo Hildebrand
29 Germany FW Adam Jabiri
30 Germany GK Jens Grahl
31 Germany MF Andreas Ludwig
34 Germany MF Boris Vukčević
35 Germany DF Kevin Conrad
36 Argentina MF Franco Zuculini
37 Germany DF Manuel Gulde
39 Germany MF Pascal Groß

Out on loan

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ That summer, Ibisevic was called to Europe to play in a couple of friendly matches for Bosnia’s under-21 national team.
  • Vedad Ibisevic Is Finding Success With Hoffenheim - NYTimes.com 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ FIFA World Cup UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship UEFA European U-17 Championship UEFA European U-19 Championship UEFA European U-21 Championship National teams listed are those in UEFA competitions or FIFA World Cup .
  • uefa.com - Football Europe 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC pho.uefa.com [Source type: General]

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
12 Brazil FW Wellington (on loan at FC Twente)
27 Austria GK Ramazan Özcan (on loan at Beşiktaş J.K.)

Staff

Sport:
  • Ralf Rangnick (Head Coach)
  • Peter Zeidler (Assistant Coach)
  • Tomislav Marić (Assistant Coach)
  • Achim Sarstedt (Team Manager)
  • Zsolt Petry (Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Rainer Schrey (Fitness Coach)
  • Hans-Dieter Herrmann (Mental Coach)
Management:
  • Jan Schindelmeiser (Manager)
  • Jochen A. Rotthaus (Geschäftsführer)
  • Bernhard Peters (Youth Coordinator)
Scouting
Medical
  • Dr. Pieter Beks (Team Doctor)
  • Peter Geigle
  • Michael Grau-Stenzel (Physiotherapist)
  • Simon Stadler (Physiotherapist)
  • Heinz Seyfert (Kit Manager)

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim II

.Note: Flags indicate national team as has been defined under FIFA eligibility rules.^ That summer, Ibisevic was called to Europe to play in a couple of friendly matches for Bosnia’s under-21 national team.
  • Vedad Ibisevic Is Finding Success With Hoffenheim - NYTimes.com 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

^ FIFA World Cup UEFA European Women's U-19 Championship UEFA European U-17 Championship UEFA European U-19 Championship UEFA European U-21 Championship National teams listed are those in UEFA competitions or FIFA World Cup .
  • uefa.com - Football Europe 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC pho.uefa.com [Source type: General]

Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
No. Position Player
Germany GK Jens Grahl
Germany GK Julian Böttger
Austria GK Christopher Knett
Germany DF Demir Januzi
Germany DF Marcel Klefenz
Germany DF Dennis Laier
Germany DF Florian Lambracht
Turkey DF Aytac Sulu
Germany DF Peter Prokop
Germany MF Christopher Hock
Germany MF Philipp Klingmann
Turkey MF Sezai Zehiroglu
Italy MF Giancarlo Pinna
No. Position Player
Germany MF Boris Vukčević
United States MF Joseph Gyau
Germany MF Marc Schneckenberger
Germany MF Andreas Schön
Turkey MF Sefa Yildiz
United States MF Charles Renken
Germany FW Florian Beil
Germany FW Marcel Brandstetter
Guinea FW Gilles Ekoto-Ekoto
Senegal FW Papa N'Diaga Thiam
Germany FW Dennis Ruiz-Maile
Germany FW Kai Herdling
Staff:
  • Rainer Scharinger (Head Coach)
  • Nesho Duric (Assistant Coach)
  • Ralf Friedberger (Fitness Coach)
  • Oliver Tuzyna (Goalkeeper Coach)
  • Yannick Obenauer (Athletic Coach)
  • Willi Heinlein (Advisor)
  • Timo Maag (Kit Manager)
  • Dr. Pieter Beks (Team Doctor)
  • Thomas Schuster (Physiotherapist)
  • Kevin Tierhold (Physiotherapist)

Stadium

.Before being promoted to the 1. Bundesliga in 2008, the club played in Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion which was built in 1999 with a capacity of 5,000 (1,620 seats).^ A fifth division side in 2000, the club made a remarkable advance to the Bundesliga in 2008 with the financial backing of alumnus and software mogul Dietmar Hopp.
  • Sports Tours Holidays TSG Hoffenheim Tickets | Fanfare Events 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.fanfare-events.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their new stadium (32,500 capacity) is supposed to be ready in 2009, so presumably they'll be playing somewhere besides the 6,350 capacity Hopp-Stadion.
  • German Football Blog 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.sonic.net [Source type: General]

^ Bovendien hebben die niet ene Dietmar Hopp die de club vanuit het niets naar de Bundesliga heeft "betaald".
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Voetbalzone Forum 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC forum.voetbalzone.nl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.TSG 1899 Hoffenheim made their loftier ambitions clear in 2006 when the club's management decided to build the new 30,000 seat Rhein-Neckar-Arena suitable for hosting Bundesliga matches.^ Tags: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 1 Kommentar » .
  • rnz-blog.de » Archive for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC www.rnz-blog.de [Source type: General]

^ Archiv vom TSG 1899 Hoffenheim .
  • Bundesliga - Beiträge von TSG 1899 Hoffenheim 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC sportblog.ard.de [Source type: General]

^ TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Voetbalzone Forum .
  • TSG 1899 Hoffenheim - Voetbalzone Forum 6 February 2010 13:58 UTC forum.voetbalzone.nl [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The stadium was originally to be built in Heidelberg before the selection of a site in Sinsheim.
They opened their first season in the 1. Bundesliga at the 26,022 capacity Carl-Benz-Stadion in Mannheim and played their first match in their new stadium on 31 January 2009.

Honors

Notable players

Former coaches

Former Personnel

Recent seasons

TSG Hoffenheim

Year Division Position
1999–2000 Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) 1st ↑
2000–01 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) 1st ↑
2001–02 Regionalliga Süd (III) 13th
2002–03 Regionalliga Süd 5th
2003–04 Regionalliga Süd 5th
2004–05 Regionalliga Süd 7th
2005–06 Regionalliga Süd 4th
2006–07 Regionalliga Süd 2nd ↑
2007–08 2. Bundesliga (II) 2nd ↑
2008–09 Bundesliga (I) 7th

TSG Hoffenheim II

Year Division Position
2000–01 Landesliga Nordbaden II (VI) 1st ↑
2001–02 Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V) 2nd
2002–03 Verbandsliga Nordbaden 2nd ↑
2003–04 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (IV) 10th
2004–05 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 8th
2005–06 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 6th
2006–07 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 8th
2007–08 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg 5th
2008–09 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg (V) 2nd
2009–10 Oberliga Baden-Württemberg

References

  • Grüne, Hardy (2001). Vereinslexikon. Kassel: AGON Sportverlag ISBN 3-89784-147-9
  • Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv historical German domestic league tables (in German)
  • eufo.de European football club profiles and current team rosters (1899 Hoffenheim)
  • eufo.de European football club profiles and current team rosters (1899 Hoffenheim II)

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