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Established
1899 (121 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Rhein-Neckar-Arena
(30,150 Capacity)

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Location
Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

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German Bundesliga
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29 Oct 20 Gent  1 - 4  Hoffenheim
25 Oct 20 Werder Bremen  1 - 1  Hoffenheim
22 Oct 20 Hoffenheim  2 - 0  Crvena Zvezda
17 Oct 20 Hoffenheim  0 - 1  Dortmund
03 Oct 20 Ein Frankfurt  2 - 1  Hoffenheim

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urn- und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V., or simply TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a professional German association football club based in Hoffenheim, a village of Sinsheim municipality, Baden-Württemberg, inside the Rhine-Neckar Metropolitan Region. A fifth division side in 2000, the club made a remarkable advance to the German football league system top tier Bundesliga in 2008 with the financial backing of alumnus and software mogul Dietmar Hopp.

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. At the beginning of the 1990s, the club was an obscure local amateur side playing in the eighth division Baden-Württemberg A-Liga. They steadily improved and by 1996 were competing in the Verbandsliga Nordbaden (V).

Around 2000, alumnus Dietmar Hopp returned to the club of his youth as a financial backer. Hopp was the co-founder of software firm SAP and he put some of his money into the club. His contributions generated almost immediate results: in 2000 Hoffenheim finished first in the Verbandsliga and was promoted to the fourth-division Oberliga Baden-Württemberg. Another first-place finish moved the club up to the Regionalliga Süd (III) for the 2001–02 season. They finished 13th in their first season in the Regionalliga, but improved significantly the next year, earning a fifth-place result.

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. The club made its first DFB-Pokal appearance in the 2003–04 competition and performed well, advancing to the quarter-finals 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.

Negotiations to merge TSG Hoffenheim, 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. 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.

Team Members
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Sargis
Adamyan
#23



Kevin
Akpoguma
#25



Oliver
Baumann
#1



Christoph
Baumgartner
#14



Ihlas
Bebou
#9



Ishak
Belfodil
#19



Ermin
Bicakcic
#4



Moanes
Dabour
#10



Ilay
Elmkies
#41



Mijat
Gaćinović
#20



Dennis
Geiger
#8



Florian
Grillitsch
#11



Benjamin
Hübner
#21



Pavel
Kadeřábek
#3



Andrej
Kramarić
#27



Jacob
Bruun #7



Havard
Nordtveit
#6



Philipp
Pentke
#12



Stefan
Posch
#38



Lucas
Ribeiro
#31



Diadie
Samassékou
#18



Ryan
Sessegnon




Robert
Skov
#29



Kostas
Stafylidis
#5



Alexander
Stolz
#33



Kevin
Vogt
#3


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Stadium or Home

Rhein-Neckar-Arena (also known as Wirsol Rhein-Neckar-Arena for sponsoring purposes) is a multi-purpose stadium in Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is used mostly for football matches and hosts the home matches of 1899 Hoffenheim. The stadium has a capacity of 30,150 people. It replaced TSG 1899 Hoffenheim's former ground, the Dietmar-Hopp-Stadion.

The stadium is the largest in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area, although it is situated in a town with only 36,000 inhabitants.

The first competitive match was played on 31 January 2009 against FC Energie Cottbus, and ended in a 2–0 win for Hoffenheim. The stadium hosted international matches at the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The Rhein-Neckar-Arena will host the "2017 DEL Winter Game", an outdoor ice hockey game between Adler Mannheim and the Schwenningen Wild Wings on 7 January 2017.

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