Hannoverscher Sportverein von 1896, commonly referred to as Hannover 96, is a German association football club based in the city of Hanover, Lower Saxony.
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 major rivalry with Eintracht Braunschweig.