Hoffenheim News

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is a professional football club based in Sinsheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. The club’s colours are blue and white, and they are commonly known as “Hoffe.” Hoffenheim’s home stadium is the Rhein-Neckar-Arena, which has a capacity of 30,150 spectators. The club was founded in 1899 and has experienced a remarkable rise from the amateur leagues to the Bundesliga.

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Hoffenheim History

Hoffenheim’s football department was established in 1945, but the club was mainly focused on other sports, such as gymnastics, before then. In 2007, Hoffenheim was promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time in their history, making them the first club to reach the Bundesliga from the fourth-tier Regionalliga in just two seasons. The team’s success has been largely attributed to their owner, Dietmar Hopp, who has invested significant sums of money in the club since taking over in 2000. With Hopp’s backing, the club has managed to build a modern infrastructure and a competitive team, making them one of the most talked-about clubs in the Bundesliga.

Who Owns Hoffenheim

The owner of the club is Dietmar Hopp, a billionaire co-founder of the software company SAP.

Hoffenheim Manager

Hoffenheims current manager is Pellegrino Matarazzo. Matarazzo is an American football coach who spent 3 years as manager of VfB Stuttgart before signing for Hoffenheim in 2023. He took over with Hoffenheim in 14th place only having won 5 games and drawing 4 in 19 games. He then went on to move Hoffenheim up to 12th despite not really improving the overall form that much. In 15 games he won 5, drew 2 and lost 8.

Biggest Hoffenheim Transfers

Hoffenheims biggest transfers of all time have been:

  • Diadie Samassekou from RB Salzburg for £14.00m
  • Attila Szalai from Fenerbahce for £12.30m
  • Munas Dabbur from Sevilla for £12.00m
  • Stanley Nsoki from Club Brugge for £12.00m
  • Andrej Kramaric from Leicester for £11.00m

Their biggest sales have been:

  • Joelinton to Newcastle for £44.00m
  • Roberto Firmino to Liverpool for £41.00m
  • Kerem Demirbay to Bayer Leverkusen for £32.00m
  • Georginio Rutter to Leeds for £28.00m
  • David Raum to RB Leipzig for £26.00m

Hoffenheim Drama

In February of 2020 Hoffenheim and Bayern Munich finished a game by passing the ball between each other and bizarrely chatting to each other mid match. During a game in 2020 bayern fans were protesting against Hoffenheim owner Dietmar Hopp. They held up some very hurtful signs and as a result the Hoffenheim players refused to play. The Bayern team pleased the fans to take the signs down but they refused. As a result both teams agreed to just pass the ball around for the remaining 13 minutes of the game. 

Who Plays For Hoffenheim Now

There squad features defenders such as Oliver Baumann, Luca Philipp, Attila Szalai, Ozan Kabak, Stanley Nsoki, Kevin Akpoguma, Kevin Vogt, John Anthony Brooks, Kasim Adams, Joshua Quarshie, Marco John and Pavel Kaderabek. They have lots of depth in midfield with players such as Diadie Samassekou, Florian Grillitsch, Angelo Stiller, Dennis Geiger, Grischa Promel, Finn Ole Becker, Umut Tohumcu, Robert Skov, Tom Bischof, Julian Justvan and Muhammed  Damar. Their attack has also been reinforced well and features players such as Marius Butler, Bambase Conte, Wout Weghorst, Andrej Kramaric, Ihlas Bebou, Maximilian Beier and Fisnik Asllani. 

What Have Hoffenheim Won

Hoffenheim haven’t been the most successful club and as a result have only won 4 Landespokal Baden trophies. They won all these back to back from the years 2001-2005. 

Hoffenheim 2023/24 Season Predictions

This season we predict Hoffenheim will finish mid-table. They have a decent squad with two quality strikers in Weghorst and Kramaric however they don’t have enough quality to push for European places.

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