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HSV are the only club to have played in each and every season of the German Bundesliga. Among the successes of the club are six German championships and three German Cups. They have also won the Cup Winners' Cup, and in 1983 they won the biggest prize in European football, the European Champions' Cup.
The club plays its home games in the 55,516-capacity AOL Arena and its home colors are white shirts with red shorts and blue socks.
In August 2004, HSV was upset in the German Cup by regional league side Paderborn. The match became one of the most infamous in recent football history when it was discovered that the match referee, Robert Hoyzer, had accepted money from a Croatian gambling syndicate to fix the match. The resulting scandal became the biggest in German football in over 30 years, and was a major embarrassment to the country as it prepared to host the 2006 World Cup.
German Championships (6): 1923, 1928, 1960, 1979, 1982, 1983
German Cup titles (3): 1963, 1976, 1987
European Champions' Cup/League titles (1): 1983
European Cup Winners' Cup titles (1): 1977
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