Bundesliga, and failed to achieve anything better than a 9th place finish in the 90s (89/90 season). In 1999 the team was relegated for the second time into the third tier of German football. In the city itself, people began to rally behind the club, while Fortuna became almost hip outside of Dusseldorf, thanks to the best known German punk rock band, local lads Die Toten Hosen.
Further strikes from Gerd Zimmermann and Emanuel Günther (2) sent Tippenhauer’s troops into seventh heaven, inflicting the heaviest-ever away defeat on the record Bundesliga champions – something, especially on Saturday, the new breed of Fortuna supporters, as well as those who were there on 9 December 1978, won’t let the visiting Bayern clan ever forget. Fortuna were unrelenting and Bayern mere bystanders as Wolfgang Seel added goals three and four within 13 minutes of the restart. These were the glory days for the Fortuna faithful, a time when the men in red put together a run of 18 back-to-back wins in the German Cup – a record still untouched to this day – but this was FC Bayern Munich they were playing. However, with the current focus on Bayern’s forthcoming attempt to make it a record-breaking season opening run of eight wins on the trot, it’s easy to forget a curious little subplot to Saturday’s Matchday 8 encounter at Fortuna Düsseldorf’s ESPRIT Arena.
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.
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.
Felix ZWOLANOWSKI can be linked here. Also I think Willi PESCH could be here. He belonged to the top keepers in Germany in the first half of the 1930’s here, spent all of his career at Düsseldorf and captained the team during the early 1930’s when they won German championship and reached another championship final and a cup final. Sport. Football.
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Scarcely one minute into the contest, the Fortuna faithful were on their feet, not applauding a piece of Bavarian artistry, but instead celebrating Klaus Allofs’ emphatic 18-yard opening strike. Maier was at fault in the Bayern goal, although it took the visitors just 21 minutes to restore parity through Klaus Augenthaler. Munich – Record after record has fallen by the wayside since the Bundesliga’s 1963 inception, with FC Bayern Munich typically the side taking the accolade for ‘best this’ and ‘most that’. The Brehmstrasse held more than 10,000 people and was considered one of the most atmospheric and exciting venues in the entire country, no matter the sport. It wasn’t rare for the ice hockey team to outdraw the football club in those days.
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.
Fortuna’s sole national championship had been won in 1933, three decades before the formation of the Bundesliga. One of the key men in that 1933 team was Paul Janes, a defender who held Germany’s record for international caps until 1970, when Uwe Seeler overtook him.
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.
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.
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.