Hamburger SV are one of Germany’s most famous clubs, and are the only club that have continuously played in the Bundesliga since the end of World War 1. That remarkable record has been under threat at various times in recent years, and once again this season they find themselves in the wrong half of the table.
One of Germany’s greatest ever strikers,Uwe Seeler was born in the city and went on to become the second highest scoring German of all time behind the great Gerd Muller.
HSV may have found themselves another local hero in the promising young striker Jann-Fiete Arp. Arp has excelled in the German youth sides and has been given his chance in the first team this season at the age of just 17.
Arp has already scored twice in the Bundesliga in just 4 starts plus 2 substitute appearances, and this form has attached the attention of the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal and Real Madrid.
Labelled the German Harry Kane, Arp is tall and ruthless in front of goal, and Hamburg supporters will be hoping his goals can extend their proud record of being the longest serving Bundesliga club, before he moves onto one of the European superpowers and follows in the great Seeler’s footsteps by establishing himself as another great German striker.