TuRU Düsseldorf, or Turn-und Rasensport Union Düsseldorf to give them their full title are a football club from Dusseldorf in the north west of Germany. The club were formed in 1919, after several other clubs were absorbed over the years.
Borussia Düsseldorf merged with Vorwärts Düsseldorf to create Düsseldorf Fußball Klub Union in 1909, who then went on to reach the advanced stages of the national finals in 1913. The club merged further with Verein für Rasensport Düsseldorf (once known as Sport Club Athen Düsseldorf) and Friedrichstädter Turnverein 1880 in 1919 to create TuRU.
The new club reached the final of the Westdeutcher Fußball Verband in 1923 and then the last eight of the national finals before being defeated by Hertha BSC Berlin. From 1935 to 1942 TuRU played in Gauliga Niederrhein, one of sixteen premier divisions across Germany. After World War Two, the club became members of Oberliga-West after moving from their Oberbilker Allee home and then in Oberliga Niederrhein from their new Stadion an der Feuerbachstraße.
Partly through re-organisation and poor performances, TuRU found themselves competing in the Lower Rhine Landesliga from 2008. Fortunately form improved with Die Tauben (The Doves) joining
Oberliga Niederrhein for the 2013-14 season.
Friday 26th October 2012