The sports city Dusseldorf represents more than 100,000 athletes organized in nearly 400 clubs. It is home to a variety of top clubs, represented in the highest leagues.
Fortuna Dusseldorf is a club with a great tradition. It was founded in 1895 and still inspires thousands of fans. In addition to the league title in 1933, the two DFB Cups in 1979 and 1980 are the biggest national successes of Fortuna.
The Dusseldorf skating community (DEG) is Dusseldorf’s traditional hockey club, which plays in the German top flight. As Cup Winners and multiple-time German Champion the Club looks back at a long and successful history. DEG has been combining tradition and success since 1935.
Borussia Dusseldorf is Europe’s most successful TT Club team and alongside the water polo players of Spandau 04 and the soccer player of Bayern Munich the most successful sports club in Germany. Borussia Dusseldorf plays as the only club in the table tennis National league without interruption since 1967. The star of the team and crowd favorite of course is and remains Timo Boll. The record European Champion is still one of the best players in the world and has been the poster child of Borussia for years.
The history of DHC began in 1905 as a subdivision of the former Dusseldorf Lawn Tennis Club. 1924 there was a new beginning for the DHC as an independent association in the Mörsenbroich district. Today, both the men’s and the women’s team regularly plays in the German elite classes and fighting for national titles.
The Rochusclub is one of the top names in the German tennis. The club has stood for high sporting commitment and enthusiasm when it comes to tennis since its inception in 1898. This passion has been kept alive by people and personalities that have shaped the face and the special atmosphere of this club persistently.
The general Rather gymnastics club (ART) has its home in Rather Waldstadion. With more than 2,200 members, it is one of the biggest Dusseldorf sports clubs. Competitive sports have traditionally been very important in ART. Especially the youth development in athletics, handball and basketball is operated at the highest national level of performance.
The Dusseldorf Panthers, founded on May 1, 1978, is the oldest European football club. Six German championships and a success in the Euro Bowl competition are on record. Thanks to the fantastic youth work the Dusseldorf juniors are also top. The trophy cabinet proudly displays some German championship titles. In 2005 the youth even won the first flag title. The junior flags were named German champions for the first time.
Basketball is one of the most popular latitude sports in Dusseldorf. Also in professional sports Dusseldorf should be represented here soon again. The aim of the Giants is to be an economically stronger and more successful club on the way to the National league. The long-term goal is to establish the highest German league in the Beko BBL.