European Cup-Winners Cup Final. Basle, Switzerland. 16th May 1979. Barcelona 4 v Fortuna Dusseldorf 3.
However, history has proven that Fortuna are always good for a few surprises. Despite the financial support, Fortuna did go down one division at the end of the season, and had to play in the fourth tier for two years. However, the team were promoted in their second season after a second place finish. SSVg Velbert 02 had finished first in the Oberliga, but hadn’t applied for a licence for the third tier, ultimately giving Fortuna the promotion to the Regionalliga Nord.
The 2. Bundesliga top scorer, Sascha Rösler, has brought some flair to the West-Germans attacking efforts, playing a little behind lone striker Thomas Broecker in the team’s fluid 4-5-1.
In 2001, the group became the club’s shirt sponsors. For two seasons, Fortuna played in a kit bearing a skull-and-crossbone image that made for highly popular replica shirts. But age and tradition rarely equal success.
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.
Bundesliga in 2009, after a decade away. And this time around, the entire city was excited about the match, because the opponents in the final were FC Barcelona, a team considered to be better than Fortuna and one of Europe’s premier football clubs. However, Fortuna managed to give the Catalans problems by being well-organized and disciplined, even after Sánchez gave Barcelona an early lead in the 5th minute of the match. Klaus Allofs got the equalizer only 3 minutes later, after Barca keeper Artola couldn’t hold on to a ball.
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.
- And this time around, the entire city was excited about the match, because the opponents in the final were FC Barcelona, a team considered to be better than Fortuna and one of Europe’s premier football clubs.
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- In 2001, the group became the club’s shirt sponsors.
- Niklas is a 33-year-old football writer and podcaster who has been following the Bundesliga and German football since the early 90s.
- This wasn’t the first time the Düsseldorf punks had helped their team, in 1989 they used parts of their royalty cheques to help the team buy striker Anthony Baffoe.
- Felix ZWOLANOWSKI can be linked here.
This biographical article related to association football in Germany, about a defender born in the 1940s, is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. ”Die Flingeraner” managed to return to the top flight in 1989 but failed to establish themselves in the Bundesliga like they had in the beginning of the 70s. No more finals against Barca, or top table finishes. Fortuna were relegated from the Bundesliga andfrom the 2.
Their recent form suggests that the team might be amongst the sides that manages to gain promotion to the top flight. However, their player material at the moment would suggest that they might face some problems in the Bundesliga.
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The 1979 Cup Winners’ Cup final: Fortuna Dusseldorf’s greatest game
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.