Liga West (2nd tier) 1950–1960 Oberliga West (1st tier) 1960–1961 2. Liga West (2nd tier) 1961–1963 Oberliga West (1st tier) 1963–1966 Regionalliga West (2nd tier) – Champions: 1966 1966–1967 Bundesliga (1st tier) 1967–1971 Regionalliga West (2nd tier) 1971–1987 Bundesliga (1st tier) 1987–1989 2. Bundesliga (2nd tier) – Champions: 1989 1989–1992 Bundesliga (1st tier) 1992–1993 2. Bundesliga (2nd tier) 1993–1994 Oberliga Nordrhein (3rd tier) – Champions: 1994 1994–1995 2.
Fortuna drew the deciding game which was played on 15 May in Düsseldorf. Hertha fans, however, threw firecrackers at the field and the players, and one minute before the match ended, overexcited Fortuna fans stormed the field. The promotion to the Bundesliga represented an extraordinary personal achievement for team captain Andreas Lambertz, as he became the first player in German football history to be promoted three times with the same club, from the then fourth-tier Oberliga to the Bundesliga. For striker Sascha Rösler, it marked the fourth time in his career that he was promoted from the Second Division into the Bundesliga. Coming with the recent promotion, the club achieved a new record in German football history, becoming the only German club that has been relegated from the Bundesliga down to a fourth-tier league (time period of downfall: 1997–2002) and promoted back to the Bundesliga afterwards (time period of uprising: 2004–2012). Fortuna started the 2012–13 Bundesliga season strongly: after five games, it was in fifth place in the table and concerns about relegation seemed to have been put to rest.
History Foundation to World War II The earliest roots of the association go back to the establishment of the gymnastics club Turnverein Flingern on 5 May 1895 in the village of Flingern, today one of the eastern quarters of Düsseldorf. Two other sides figure in the club's early history: Düsseldorfer Fußballklub Spielverein, founded in 1908, and FK Alemania 1911, which was founded in 1911 and became Fortuna 1911 the following year.
Bundesliga (II) (2): 1988–89, 2017–18 Regionalliga West (II) (1): 1965–66 Oberliga Nordrhein (III) (1): 1993–94 Cup DFB-Pokal (2): 1978–79, 1979–80 Runners-up: 1936–37, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1977–78 International European Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up: 1978–79 Intertoto Cup (group stage) (3): 1967, 1984, 1986 Trophy Ciudad de Palma (1): 1989 Regional Western German championship (I) (1): 1930-31 Gauliga Niederrhein/Berg-Mark (I) (10): 1926–27, 1928–29, 1930–31, 1932–33, 1935–36, 1936–37, 1937–38, 1938–39, 1939–40, 1946–47 Western German Cup (I-II) (4+1): 1955–56, 1956–57, 1957–58, 1961–62, 1970–71 (II) Reserve team German amateur football championship (III) (1): 1976–77 League history 1913–1914 C-Klasse (3rd tier) – Champions: 1914 1914–1918 B-Klasse (2nd tier) – Champions: 1915, 1916, 1917, 1918 1918–1919 A-Klasse (1st tier) 1919–1920 A-Klasse (2nd tier) – Champions: 1920 1920–1921 Gauliga Berg Mark (1st tier) 1921–1922 A-Klasse (2nd tier) 1922–1933 Gauliga Berg Mark (1st tier) – Champions: 1927, 1929, 1931, 1933 1933–1942 Gauliga Niederrhein (1st tier) – Champions: 1936, 1937, 1938, 1939, 1940 1942–1943 Bezirksklasse (2nd tier) – Champions: 1943 1943–1944 Gauliga Niederrhein (1st tier) 1944–1946 no contests (WW II) 1946–1947 Bezirksliga Berg Mark (1st tier) – Champions: 1947 1947–1949 Oberliga West (1st tier) 1949–1950 2.
After losing in its fifth appearance in the final in 1978 against local rivals 1. FC Köln (0–2), the club finally broke through and came away as champions in 1979, prevailing 1–0 against Hertha BSC, then repeating as champions 1980 with 2–1 victory against 1. FC Köln. During this period, the club established a record for consecutive DFB-Pokal match victories, with 18-straight between 1978 and 1981. Fortuna is among a group of four teams which have made frequent appearances in the DFB-Pokal final only to come away empty-handed. Like 1. FC Kaiserslautern, Fortuna has just two wins against five losses.
FC Nürnberg) and the final of the Tschammerpokal, the predecessor of today's DFB-Pokal, in 1937 (1–2 against Schalke 04). The club was relegated in 1942 but made a prompt return to the top flight the following season. In 1944–45, it began play as the combined wartime side Kriegsspielgemeinschaft TSV Fortuna/SC 99 Düsseldorf with partner Düsseldorfer Sport Club 1899, but took part in only two matches as Nazi Germany fell before the advance of Allied armies.  The most notable players of that era were Paul Janes, Germany's most capped player from 1942 to 1970 (71 caps), German team captain (1939–1942) and member of the Breslau Eleven that beat Denmark 8–0 in Breslau in 1937 and went on to win 10 of 11 games played during that year; Stanislaus Kobierski, who earned 26 caps and scored Germany's first ever FIFA World Cup goal; Ernst Albrecht; and Jakob Bender. Post War era Historical chart of Fortuna league performance After World War II, Allied occupation authorities ordered the dissolution of all sports organizations in Germany.
1. FC Köln has four wins and six losses in the Cup final, while Schalke 04 has been frustrated most often, with five wins and seven losses. Four of the Düsseldorfer's losses were by a single goal and two of those were in extra time. The club's best turn in European competition was in the 1979 European Cup Winners' Cup Final, where it finished as runners-up to Barcelona, losing 4–3 in extra time in an exciting finale at Basel. It was the first of four occasions that the Catalan club won the tournament. Fortuna achieved its success mostly with hometown players like the famous Allofs brothers (Klaus Allofs and Thomas Allofs) or players like Gerd Zewe (440 games in the Bundesliga), Dieter Herzog, Reiner Geye, Wolfgang Seel and Rudi Bommer who joined the team as nearly unknown players and ended as internationals.
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