5 things you may not know about Hoffenheim…..

 

·         Their full name is Turn und Sportgemeinschaft 1899 Hoffenheim e.V. – or simply TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

·         They’re based in Sinsheim – a town with a population of about 35,000

·         They were a 5th division side in 2000, and advanced to the top tier of the Bundesliga in 2008, following financial backing of software mogul Dietmar Hopp, founder of SAP

·         In 2011, the club had to face complaints after a loudspeaker was strategically placed under away fans during a home game against Borussia Dortmund, to drown out the noise of their cheers and chants. The club later admitted that the disruptive sound assembly was used at least 5 times, but the club blamed the groundskeeper and denied all prior knowledge

·         Roberto Firmino is their 3rd highest ever scorer, scoring 38 goals between 2011-2015; their leading scorer Sejad Salihovic took from 2004 to 2015 to score 46 goals…

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