Julian Nagelsmann has guided Hoffenheim back onto the straight and narrow after a close call with relegation. - © © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst/Bongarts
Julian Nagelsmann has guided Hoffenheim back onto the straight and narrow after a close call with relegation. - © © gettyimages / Matthias Hangst/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Bundesliga basics: TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

All you need to know about Julian Nagelsmann's TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

Fun facts

    Promoted into the top flight after finishing second in Bundesliga 2 in the 2007/08 season, new boys Hoffenheim sensationally topped the Bundesliga after 19 Matchdays of the following campaign, eventually finishing a respectable seventh.The south-western outfit were languishing in the fifth tier of German football in 2000, but generous investment from local software magnate Dietmar Hopp has turned the WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena dwellers into an established force in German football.The club are actually based in Sinsheim, the smallest town to produce a Bundesliga club with just over 35,000 inhabitants and located in the heart of the densely-populated Rhine-Neckar rural area of Baden-Württemberg.

Stadium: WIRSOL Rhein-Neckar Arena

Capacity: 30,150

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