Alexander Rosen, head of professional football: “Sven Schipplock represents this club and that's something many fans can indentify with. With his playing style, his determination and calmness, he's earned a great deal of support. We are delighted that he's staying with us.”
Sven Schipplock: “I can feel the trust of the club and I'm delighted that it's in me. I am happy here and convinced that the path we are on can lead us to achieve a lot.”
Always on the pitch
The man born in Reutlinger has been in the Kraichgau since 2011. Schipplock has been involved in every game this season, most recently having started the last three games. So far, the striker has scored twice in the league and three times in the German Cup.
Last season, Schipplock was involved in Hoffenheim's survival. On matchday 32, Hoffenheim were 2-0 down against Bremen before the striker came on to score two goals and secure a pivotal point. In the first game of the relegation playoff, the 25-year-old came on and scored Hoffenheim's third goal two minutes later (3-1 final score).