Fortuna Düsseldorf is a German association football club based in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, currently playing in the first tier of German league football, the Bundesliga. Founded in 1895 and entered the league in 1913 they were a fixture in top-flight play from the early 1920s up to the foundation of the nationwide Bundesliga in 1963 where they participated in 22 seasons between 1966 and 1997.
During the 2011/2012 season, Fortuna Dusseldorf qualified for the two-game Relegation playoff against the third-last place team in the Bundesliga - Hertha BSC Berlin. The first game of the Relegation was played on May 10, 2012, in Berlin, with Fortuna winning 2:1. Fortuna drew the deciding game which was played on May 15 in Düsseldorf and promoted to the Bundesliga