|Full name||Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896|
|Nickname(s)||Die Roten (The Reds)|
|Founded||12 April 1896|
|Website||Club home page|
Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896, commonly referred to as Hannover 96 haˈnoːfɐ ˈzɛksʔʊntˈnɔʏ̯nt͡sɪç, Hannover, HSV (although this may cause confusion with Hamburger SV) or simply 96, is a German association 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. However after finishing as runners-up in Germany's second tier in mid 2017, Hannover are now back in the Bundesliga or Germany's first division.