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Well-known soccer players, who you may not know, once played for Hoffenheim, from Alaba to Firmino

In 1899 in Hoffenheim, some top-class players went through their ranks and achieved bigger things elsewhere without winning a lot of their own cutlery.

Over the years, some memorable soccer players have been at home in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena. The same applies to many journeymen and players who did not live up to their bill.

Here are 14 players that you can easily forget once you've played for Hoffenheim.

1. David Alaba

Hoffenheim time: 2011
Current club: Bayern Munich
Record transmission: £ 0 (to Bayern Munich)

Bayern owe a lot to Hoffenheim. In January 2011 David Alaba borrowed his first impression of regular Bundesliga football in the Rhein-Neckar-Arena.

The left-back scored two goals for Hoffenheim in 17 games in the second half of the 2010/11 season and was preparing to return to Bayern, where he won eight Bundesliga titles, four German cups and the Champions League. He has also been named Austrian Footballer of the Year six times.

Key statistics: A misdirected Alaba pass in nine seconds in a 2015/16 league match against Hoffenheim resulted in the fastest Bundesliga goal ever, which Kevin Volland scored.

2. Demba Ba

Hoffenheim time: 2007-2011
Current club: Istanbul Basaksehir
Record transmission: £ 11.7m (after Shanghai Shenhua)

In a career full of ups and downs, Demba Ba has been among the goals in almost every club he has played for, although his most famous must be to use Steven Gerrard's slip in 2014. He scored a total of 40 goals in 103 games for Hoffenheim before going to England, where he represented West Ham United, Newcastle United and Chelsea.

Since then, the striker has found the network in Turkey and China and won his first great honor in the form of the Super Lig 2016/17 with Besiktas.

3. Ryan Babel

Hoffenheim time: 2011-2012
Current club: Ajax (borrowed from Galatasaray)
Record transmission: £ 11.5m (to Liverpool)

Ryan Babel appeared to disappear after leaving Liverpool. Perhaps that's because he didn't make an impression in his first season outside of Anfield and scored only one goal in 16 games for Hoffenheim. A better second season led to a switch back to Ajax.

The Dutchman reappeared in 2017/18 and scored two goals in six Champions League games for Besiktas.

Babel's good form in Turkey made him an unlikely contact in Ronald Koeman's Dutch team. Last summer he left Besiktas for Galatasaray and is now on loan from Ajax for the third time.

4. Roberto Firmino

Hoffenheim time: 2011-2015
Current club: Liverpool
Record transmission: £ 29m (to Liverpool)

Many of you may remember that Roberto Firmino made his breakthrough in Hoffenheim, but under Jürgen Klopp he has become an integral part of the Liverpool lineup of Germany.

Firmino, who is widely regarded as one of the best strikers in the game, has developed from a promising attacking midfielder in Hoffenheim to an extremely competent liaison for Liverpool, and three excellently combined with Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah on a fearsome front.

Key statistics: All eight of Firmino's Premier League goals this season have come from home.

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5. Heurelho Gomes

Hoffenheim time: 2013
Current club: Watford
Record transmission: £ 6.75m (after Tottenham Hotspur)

After falling out of favor for Tottenham due to a series of big mistakes between the sticks, Heurelho Gomes was loaned to Hoffenheim and played nine times in what was perhaps the most unforgettable phase of his career.

He stays with Watford, where he joined in 2014, but is the substitute's goalkeeper of first choice, Ben Foster.

6. Luiz Gustavo

Hoffenheim time: 2008-2011
Current club: Fenerbahce
Record transmission: £ 13.5m (to Bayern Munich)

Luiz Gustavo only became known at Bayern Munich, where he played 100 games and was part of the triple team in 2012/13. After struggling to become a regular in the Allianz Arena, he moved to Wolfsburg and is now playing for Fenerbahce in Turkey.

What is often forgotten, however, is that the midfielder played 109 games for Hoffenheim before moving to Bayern. He has also been a useful player for Brazil over the years, playing 41 times for his country.

7. Joselu

Hoffenheim time: 2012-2014
Current club: Alaves
Record transmission: £ 5.75m (to Stoke City)

Joselu was there a bit. The Spaniard now appears to have settled in Alaves, but played for five different clubs between 2012 and 2017 after leaving Real Madrid (twice in England with Stoke City and Newcastle United). The first of these clubs was Hoffenheim, where he scored five goals in 25 games in all competitions.

8. Kevin Kuranyi

Hoffenheim time: 2015-2016
Current club: Retired
Record transmission: £ 6.2m (until Schalke 04)

At the beginning of his game Kevin Kuranyi was a regular player of the German national team due to his good shape for Stuttgart and Schalke 04. He then enjoyed a second wind in Russia with Dinamo Moscow and scored 55 goals in 142 games.

Those outside of Germany may not even know that Kuranyi 2015/16 has returned to the Bundesliga for one last season (however, this is forgivable because he did not score a single goal).

Key statistics: Kuranyi scored 19 goals in 52 games for Germany.

9. Gylfi Sigurdsson

Hoffenheim time: 2010-2012
Current club: Everton
Record transmission: £ 45m (to Everton)

Gylfi Sigurdsson has made a name for himself among Premier League fans. The Icelandic international has represented Swansea City, Tottenham and Everton with different results.

However, he took a break from English football in 2010 and moved to Hoffenheim after winning the Player of the Year award in Reading. He won the same award in Hoffenheim, which earned him a retreat to these coasts – more specifically to Wales – with Swansea. Two spells with the swans later he turns out for Everton.

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10. Josip Simunic

Hoffenheim time: 2009-2011
Current club: Retired
Record transmission: £ 5.5m (after Hoffenheim)

The image of Josip Simunic in red and white of the Croatian national team, for whom he is the third highest player in history with 105 appearances, is perhaps best known to you.

Hertha Berlin, where he played 275 games, gave Simunic his most memorable club years, but he also played for Hoffenheim before returning to Croatia with Dinamo Zagreb.

11. Eduardo Vargas

Hoffenheim time: 2015-2017
Current club: Tigres UANL
Record transmission: £ 5m (after Hoffenheim and Tigres UANL)

Between 2013 and 2016 Eduardo Vargas scored 30 goals in 51 games for the Chilean national team, which makes it all the more astonishing that the striker has not found the net more than nine times in a single club season since leaving Universidad de Chile in 2012.

He scored one of his most disappointing goals in Hoffenheim, where he only scored twice in 30 games.

Key statistics: Between 2012 and 2017, Vargas played in six different countries: Italy, Brazil, Spain, England, Germany and Mexico.

12. Anthony Modeste

Hoffenheim time: 2013-2015
Current club: FC Cologne
Record transmission: £ 25.8m (after Tianjin Quanjian)

Anthony Modeste had a decent form with 23 goals in 62 games in Hoffenheim, but he is much better known in Cologne, where he moved from Hoffenheim in 2015. The striker scored 45 goals in 73 games for Cologne and earned a big goal. Draw money to China.

He is now back in Cologne after joining again in 2018.

13. Luis Advíncula

Hoffenheim time: 2013-2015
Current club: Rayo Vallecano
Record transmission: £ 720k (after Hoffenheim)

Luis Advíncula played only two Bundesliga games in Hoffenheim and spent most of the time in Germany on loan. It seems that Hoffenheim could not make optimal use of the full-back's ridiculous pace. According to AS, Advíncula reached a top speed of 36.15 km / h when he played for Lobos BUAP against Chivas in Mexico.

14. Danny Williams

Hoffenheim time: 2011-2013
Current club: Pafos
Record transmission: £ 1.6m (to read)

Danny Williams fought regularly for minutes after switching to Reading's then Premier League team Huddersfield at the start of the 2017/18 season. The German-born international has played for Hoffenheim 48 times before moving to Reading in 2013. His interesting career path continued when he left Huddersfield for the Cypriot club Pafos.

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