A side that was playing 5th division in Germany up until 2000 made a remarkable advance towards the German Bundesliga in a short span of 8 years with the financial backing from a software mogul. This side is now known as 1899 Hoffenheim and was previously called TSG Hoffenheim.
1899 Hoffenheim Football Club was founded back at the turn of the nineteenth century in 1899. The club was a nobody in German football during the mid 1990s since it was an amateur side playing in the 8th division but thanks to Dietmar Hopp, the co-founder of SAP, the club received enough funds to start producing immediate results and make it’s way towards the more serious level of football played in Germany, the Bundesliga.
The club plays it’s home games at Rhein-Neckar-arena which is a 30000 seat stadium once again gifted to the supporters of this club by Dietmar Hopp and cost the billionaire around $75 million.
1899 Hoffenheim is seen in an all royal blue kit for their home games where as the away kits are a nice mix of blue and white. With the club achieving so much success in such a short time, all that is now expected is some consistency as far as the Bundesliga is concerned and surely with it’s passionate owner and fans along with a solid group of footballers, 1899 Hoffenheim is destined for more success in the coming years.