Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup January 6 & 7, 2017

TSG 1899 Hoffenheim

Will the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim be able to accomplish the big jump? In 2015 they made it to the fifth place, 2016 they came in second – what about 2017? The Baden group belongs to the favorite teams of the tournament. After the first Mercedes –Benz Junior Cup that took place in January 1991 at the Glaspalast in Sindelfingen, Hoffenheim started their rise to fame. The TSG Hoffenheim team just made it from the eighth division into the seventh division – but it has never gone back up to the Bundesliga qualification since 2008. Continuity and good youth work are on Hoffenheims priority list. Just a year ago, the U19 of the TSG came to the Glaspalast with a trainer called Julian Nagelsmann, exactly four weeks later he took over the position of the club manager. The U19 of the TSG 1899 Hoffenheim was on the field for the last three final matches to win the German U19 Championship. After the 5-0 win against Hannover 96 in the finals of 2014, Hoffenheim became second in 2015 and 2016.


Trainer: Domenico Tedesco
Co-Trainer: Florian Kneuker
Physiotherapist: Andy Malburg
Team Official: Hans Schobes

Alfons Amade | Nils Anhölcher | Semi Belkahia
Furkan Cevik | Stefan Drljaca | Steffen Foshag
Justin Karlein | Luis Klante | Emilian Lässig
Pasqual Pander | Niklas Schaffer | Julian Tomas

Hoffenheim at the Junior Cup:
Two participations: Fifth place in 2015, second place in 2016

Youth Players of Hoffenheim:
Nadiem Amiri | Philipp Ochs | Niklas Süle | Jeremy Toljan

Tournament schedule TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
Time Opponent
1:46 pm -
2:06 pm
   VfB Stuttgart
3:18 pm -
3:38 pm
   U19 Südkorea
5:13 pm -
5:33 pm
   SK Rapid Wien
6:50 pm -
7:10 pm
   Rosenborg Trondheim
Time Opponent
11:50 am -
12:10 pm
   FC Schalke 04
2:01 pm -
2:20 pm
   RB Leipzig
4:00 pm -
4:20 pm
   VfB Stuttgart