TSG Hoffenheim's strong season is receiving enormous recognition in the media. After the first 29 rounds of matches, three TSG players occupy the top three spots in the rankings for the best outfield players in the Bundesliga. Ishak Belfodil currently tops the list with an average rating of 2.76, followed by his team-mates Nico Schulz (2.78) and Kerem Demirbay (2.80) in second and third place respectively.
The only Bundesliga players with a better rating than the TSG trio are goalkeepers, with BVB shot-stopper Roman Bürki currently the highest-rated player (2.50). Our very own Oliver Baumann (third place, rating 2.84) is the fourth and final TSG Hoffenheim representative in the top 15.