Munich - Combining one of the top flight's most potent frontlines with the second-leakiest defence in the Bundesliga may not be the best recipe for clinching silverware, but 1899 Hoffenheim's entertaining brand of football this term has most certainly won the Baden-Württemberg side a whole lot more admirers.
2013/14 End-of-Season Awards:Player|Newcomer|Coach|Returning Hero|Breakthrough|Sharpshooter|Saviour|Fairest Player|Dangerman|Penalty Killer|Speed Demon|Signing|Most Improved Player|Wing Wizards|Unsung Hero|Mr. Indispensable|Jinx|Mr. Reliable|Rising Stars
Given license to express themselves under head coach Markus Gisdol, excitement was all but guaranteed when Roberto Firmino, Kevin Volland, Anthony Modeste and Co. took to the field in 2013/14. They failed to score in just one game all season, notching a staggering 72 goals in total, the third-highest of all Bundesliga sides. The Sinsheimers also conceded a hefty 70 times, which contributed to a modest ninth-placed finish, but the side that were just one of two (the other being FC Bayern München) to have at least four players on double digits for goals this term will have undoubtedly added weight to their growing reputation as an established Bundesliga club.