Founded in 1896, Hannover had most of its club success before the club arrived in the Bundesliga. Their two championships came in 1938 and 1954, the second coming not long after reforming in the post-World War era.
Hannover was not part of the Bundesliga upon its foundation, but they quickly joined the party after winning the northern regional league. The club has never established itself as more than a midtable team, but has made three appearances in European competition. For all material on Hannover, check out DW's collated content below.
Hannover may not be well-known internationally, but abandonment of a friendly in England has put the club in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Tensions between the club and some fans has dampened the joy of promotion.
Rajtoral's club Gaziantepspor in Turkey announced that the defender, who played 14 times for his country, was found dead in his home. The club chairman said players raised the alarm when he didn't turn up for training.
With no games on Sunday, Matchday 32 in the Bundesliga was a full day of top-flight action in Germany. Bayern Munich have to wait just a little bit longer for their title, while Eintracht Frankfurt are still alive.
Title celebrations for Bayern Munich were put on hold, Hannover just don't want to accept that relegation is coming and Wolfsburg's Bundesliga form continues to baffle. Here's Saturday's Bundesliga matchday 31 round-up.