the view from germany

Germany's greatest village team?

March 31, 2009
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
(Archive)
The other day I got offered yet another assignment to write about Hoffenheim for a foreign magazine. The plug, I was told, would be: the greatest village team in the world.

That got me thinking. Are Hoffenheim the greatest village team in the world? In fact, are they even the greatest village team in Germany?

At the moment, yes. But quite a few Germans of a certain generation would contest the idea that there's never been anything remotely like Hoffenheim's rise. They would ...

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