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Full name Hamburger Sport-Verein e. V.
Nickname(s) Die Rothosen (The Red Shorts)
Der Dino (The Dinosaur)
Short name HSV
Founded 29 September 1887 (as SC Germania)
2 June 1919 (as Hamburger SV)
Ground Volksparkstadion
(Capacity: 57,000)
Chairman Flag of Germany Bernd Hoffmann
Head Coach Flag of Germany Horst Hrubesch
Current League 2. Bundesliga 
2020–21 2. Bundesliga, 4th
Website Club home page
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Hamburger Sport-Verein e.V. is a German sport club based in Hamburg, its largest branch being its football department. Although the current HSV was founded in June 1919 from a merger of three earlier clubs, it officially traces its origin to 29 September 1887 when the first of the predecessors, SC Germania, was founded. HSV's football team has the unique distinction of having played continuously in the top tier of the German football league system since the end of World War I. It is the only team that has played in every season of the Bundesliga since its foundation in 1963, at which time the team was led by German national captain Uwe Seeler.

HSV has won the German national championship six times, the DFB-Pokal three times and the League Cup twice. The team's most successful period was from the mid-1970s until the mid-1980s when, in addition to several domestic honours, they won the 1976–77 European Cup Winners' Cup and the 1982–83 European Cup. Their outstanding player was German national star Felix Magath. To date, HSV's last major trophy was the 1986–87 DFB-Pokal.

HSV play their home games at the Volksparkstadion in Bahrenfeld, a western district of Hamburg. The club colours are officially blue, white and black but the home kit of the team is white jerseys and red shorts. The team's most common nickname is "die Rothosen" (the Red Shorts). As it is one of Germany's oldest clubs, it is also known as der Dinosaurier (the Dinosaur). HSV have rivalries with Werder Bremen, with whom they contest the Nordderby, and Hamburg-based FC St. Pauli, whom they contest the Hamburg derby.

HSV is notable in football as a grassroots organisation with youth development a strong theme. The club had a team in the Women's Bundesliga from 2003 to 2012 but it was demoted to Regionalliga level because of financial problems. Other club departments include badminton, baseball, basketball, bowling, boxing, cricket, darts, hockey, golf, gymnastics, handball and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation exercises. These departments represent about 10% of the club membership. HSV is one of the biggest sports clubs in Germany with over 70,000 members in all its departments and stated by Forbes to be among the 20-largest football clubs in the world.


Current squad

As of 19 July 2017
No. Position Player
1 Flag of Germany GK Christian Mathenia
2 Flag of Germany DF Dennis Diekmeier
5 Flag of Albania DF Mërgim Mavraj
6 Flag of Brazil DF Douglas Santos
7 Flag of United States FW Bobby Wood
8 Flag of Germany MF Lewis Holtby
9 Flag of Greece DF Kyriakos Papadopoulos
10 Flag of Germany FW Pierre-Michel Lasogga
11 Flag of Germany FW André Hahn
12 Flag of Brazil MF Walace
13 Flag of Germany GK Julian Pollersbeck
14 Flag of Germany MF Aaron Hunt
15 Flag of Germany FW Luca Waldschmidt
16 Flag of Switzerland MF Vasilije Janjicic
17 Flag of Serbia MF Filip Kostić
18 Flag of Gambia MF Bakery Jatta
No. Position Player
19 Flag of Germany FW Sven Schipplock
20 Flag of Sweden MF Albin Ekdal
22 Flag of Germany DF Bjarne Thoelke
24 Flag of Japan DF Gōtoku Sakai (Captain)
25 Flag of Germany MF Mats Köhlert
27 Flag of Germany MF Nicolai Müller
28 Flag of Germany DF Gideon Jung
30 Flag of Switzerland GK Andreas Hirzel
31 Flag of Tunisia MF Mohamed Gouaida
32 Flag of Germany MF Frank Ronstadt
34 Flag of Germany MF Finn Porath
36 Flag of Germany GK Tom Mickel
37 Flag of South Korea DF Seo Young-jae
38 Flag of Germany DF Jonas Behounek
43 Flag of Turkey FW Batuhan Altıntaş

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Germany MF Arianit Ferati (at Fortuna Düsseldorf until 30 June 2018)

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History: Seasons

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Hamburger SV squad - 2021–22

1 Adler · 2 Diekmeier · 3 Cléber · 4 Spahić · 5 Djourou (c) · 6 Douglas Santos · 7 Wood · 8 Holtby · 10 Lasogga · 11 Gregoritsch · 14 Hunt · 15 Waldschmidt · 17 Kostić · 18 Jatta · 19 Feka · 20 Ekdal · 21 Bahoui · 22 Ostrzolek · 23 Halilović · 24 Sakai · 25 Köhlert · 27 Müller · 28 Jung · 30 Hirzel · 31 Mathenia · 32 Ronstadt · 34 Porath · 36 Mickel · 37 Seo · 39 Götz ·

2. Bundesliga 2020-21

Erzgebirge Aue · VfL Bochum · Eintracht Braunschweig · Darmstadt 98 · Fortuna Düsseldorf · Greuther Fürth · Hamburger SV · Hannover 96 · 1. FC Heidenheim · Karlsruher SC · Holstein Kiel · 1. FC Nürnberg · VfL Osnabrück · SC Paderborn · Jahn Regensburg · SV Sandhausen · FC St. Pauli · Würzburger Kickers

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