Karlsruher SC is a German association football club, based in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. KSC rose out of the consolidation of a number of predecessor clubs. They have played in the Bundesliga, but were relegated to the 2. Fußball-Bundesliga in 1998 and in 2009. In 2012, they were relegated to the 3. Fußball-Liga. In 2013, they were promoted back to the 2.