Based in the small village of Sinsheim, Hoffenheim have used the financial backing of tech mogul Dietmar Hopp to rocket out of the amateur leagues and into the Bundesliga. They have yet to win a major trophy in Germany.
Founded in 1899, most of Hoffenheim's club history lies in the regional leagues of the German pyramid. Hopp, co-founder of IBM and a former youth player with the club, reshaped Hoffenheim into a youth powerhouse. Several players in the German national team youth system currently come from Hoffenheim, and their U19 team won the Bundesliga youth championship in 2014. For all news on Hoffenheim, DW has you covered with our collated content below.
The American teenager Matthew Hoppe was one of three unlikely heroes as Schalke hammered Hoffenheim to avoid matching the Bundesliga's longest-ever winless run. After a miserable 2020, the Royal Blues have hope again.
After matching Hansi Flick, outsmarting Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and booking another date with Jürgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann returns to Hoffenheim. The RB Leipzig boss still needs to prove his teams can stay the pace.
Every German club in the Champions and Europa League progressed into the knockout stages for the first time as the Bundesliga goes from strength to strength. So why does that success not translate to the Germany team?
Unsustainable finances and an increasing gulf between rich and poor; the coronavirus crisis has exposed deep flaws in modern football. Now, a coalition of German fans has produced concepts for fundamental reform.
Sebastian Hoeness is the new man at Hoffenheim. The 38-year-old possesses a famous name in German football, and he has coached youth teams at RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich. But he has a blank slate in the Bundesliga.
There was early drama as RB Leipzig won on Julian Nagelsmann's first return to Hoffenheim. While the defeat dents Hoffenheim’s hopes of European football, Leipzig are on track for a Champions League place.