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European Cup-Winners Cup Final. Basle, Switzerland. 16th May 1979. Barcelona 4 v Fortuna Dusseldorf 3.

Fortuna’s Klaus Allofs turns away after scoring a goal. The Bundesliga Fanatic is committed to publishing the best English-language content regarding the Bundesliga and the wider world of German football. Thought I’d mention it as surely you’ll write another article about Fortuna after their promotion (and what will happen to them in the Bundesliga, I do share your concerns). Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s.

Maximilian Beister will probably return to Hamburg or be sold on to a bigger Bundesliga team. Norbert Meier and his staff have a hard job on their hand finding new players if their team gets promoted.

Players like Sascha Rösler have done tremendously well in the 2. Bundesliga, but have failed to impress in the Bundesliga when they were given the chance.

Gerd Zimmermann (born 26 September 1949) is a retired German football player. He spent 9 seasons in the Bundesliga with Borussia Mönchengladbach, SC Fortuna Köln and Fortuna Düsseldorf. He spent two years in the North American Soccer League playing for the Houston Hurricane and the Calgary Boomers before returning to Germany to close out his career. For faster navigation, this Iframe is preloading the Wikiwand page for List of Fortuna Düsseldorf players.

All the while things are looking bright for Fortuna at the moment, it is worth to take a detour through the club’s history to see the heights and the depth this team has gone through. Promoted to the Bundesliga for the second time in 1971 after a brief cameo that ended poorly in 1966/67, the team managed to establish itself in the Bundesliga for a number of years. This season’s Fortuna side seems to have a good mix of talent and experience.

After Fortuna’s relegation to the third tier of German football the club started to encounter financial difficulties, and the lack of sponsors before the 2001/2002 season might have been the end of the club. However, the Düsseldorf punk band decided to sponsor the club, putting their logo on the team bus and the club’s jerseys for the nice and tidy sum of 1 million DM. It was also agreed upon that the team would receive further support from Germany’s biggest selling punk band.

  • Players like Sascha Rösler have done tremendously well in the 2.
  • But age and tradition rarely equal success.
  • After five seasons in the third highest tier in Germany Fortuna managed to finish 2nd in the newly established 3.
  • In 1999 the team was relegated for the second time into the third tier of German football.

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The team didn’t manage to replace their key players adequately after they had left, and in 1987 Fortuna were relegated from the Bundesliga for the second time. There were more than just bragging rights up for grabs for Düsseldorf in monday night’s home fixture against local rivals MSV Duisburg. In the end, Fortuna managed to secure another three points, bringing their tally to 41 points in the first half of the season, and breaking arch rivals Köln’s 2.

Hesse: Fortuna’s greatest match

Bundesliga record along the way. The billy goats grabbed 40 points in the 1999/2000 season. The F95’ers haven’t lost at home since their loss to Bochum on september 27th 2010. Their unbeaten club record at home now stretches over 21 matches.

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