Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896, commonly referred to as Hannover 96 or simply 96, is a German football club based in the city of Hanover, Lower Saxony. Hannover 96 play in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier in the German football league system.
Hannover 96 was founded in 1896. Hannover have won two German championships and one DFB-Pokal. Hannover's stadium is the HDI-Arena. Hannover 96 has a big rivalry with VfL Wolfsburg and Eintracht Braunschweig.