2012–13 Fortuna Düsseldorf season

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Fortuna Düsseldorf
2012–13 season
Sporting Director Wolf Werner
Manager Norbert Meier
Stadium Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, NRW
Bundesliga 16th
DFB-Pokal Round of 16
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2012–13 Fortuna Düsseldorf season is the 118th season in the club's football history. In 2012–13 the club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. It is the clubs first season back in this league, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 2012. Fortuna Düsseldorf beat Hertha BSC in the Promotion/Relegation Playoff to earn a spot in the 2012–13 Bundesliga season. The sports court and the Federal Court of the German Football Association (DFB) confirmed the club's promotion after Hertha BSC appealed the result of the second leg and lost on both accounts.[1][2]

The club also takes part in the 2012–13 edition of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, where it reached the second round and will face fellow Bundesliga side Borussia Mönchengladbach next.[3]

Review and events[edit]

Andreas Lambertz will start the season with a two match ban.[4] The ban is for celebrating with a torch in his hand after the second leg of the Promotion/Relegation playoff when Fortuna defeated Hertha BSC on aggregate.[5] The disciplenary panel of the German Football Association decided that Fortuna must play their first home match with no supporters for the supporters running onto the field during the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff.[6] The club was also hit with a €100.000 fine.[6][7] After an appeal, the ban on supporters inside the stadium for the first home match was overturned and are now limited to 25,000 supporters for the first two home matches which includes 5,000 visiting supporters.[8] However, the €100,000 fine was increased to €150,000.[8]

Pre-season training commenced on 28 June 2012.[9]

Matches[edit]

Legend[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss   Postponed

Bundesliga[edit]

League results and fixtures[edit]

League table[edit]

Overall league table[edit]
League summary table[edit]
Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
15 4 6 5 18 19  −1 18 2 4 2 10 12  −2 2 2 3 8 7  +1

Last updated: 1 December 2012.
Source: kicker.de

DFB-Pokal[edit]

Squad information[edit]

Squad and statistics[edit]

As of 31 May 2012.
No. Pos Nat Player Total Bundesliga DFB-Pokal
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
1 GK Austria Robert Almer 0 0 0 0 0 0
22 GK Germany Michael Ratajczak 0 0 0 0 0 0
33 GK Germany Markus Krauß 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 DF Germany Christian Weber 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 DF Spain Juanan 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 DF Germany Jens Langeneke 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 DF Germany Johannes van den Bergh 0 0 0 0 0 0
24 DF Germany Jeron Hazaimeh 0 0 0 0 0 0
31 DF Germany Kai Schwertfeger 0 0 0 0 0 0
DF Brazil Bruno Soares 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 MF Germany Oliver Fink 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 MF Germany Sascha Dum 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 MF Poland Adam Bodzek 0 0 0 0 0 0
17 MF Germany Andreas Lambertz 0 0 0 0 0 0
25 MF Turkey Tugrul Erat 0 0 0 0 0 0
26 MF Germany Jules Schwadorf 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 FW Germany Ranisav Jovanović 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 FW Denmark Ken Ilsø 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 FW United States Villyan Bijev 0 0 0 0 0 0
23 FW Australia Robbie Kruse 0 0 0 0 0 0

Transfers[edit]

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