It's one of those stories that are becoming increasingly rare in modern soccer. A tiny village with a population of just 250 has just turned Bavarian amateur soccer on its head - and without a fat wallet. SpVgg Hankofen-Hailing is promoted to the Bavarian Regional League. It is the loop around the best season in the club's history.
In the meantime, they had a whole eleven points lead and were already knocking resolutely on the door to the regional league at the winter break.
But how does a small village in the Lower Bavarian province manage to write a fairy tale with manageable financial resources that would make even the Brothers Grimm turn green with envy?
We accompanied SpVgg Hankofen-Hailing during the winter break.