Jalgpalliklubi Viljandi Tulevik, usually known by the more simple name of Tulevik, was first established back in 1912 under the name FK Viljandi. Historically, the team have spent much of their time in the top tier of the Estonian league system and were affliliated with FC Flora between 1992 and 2010. They have, on occasion, competed for the major honours on offer in the country.
The 1999 season brought about the club's greatest ever league performance, as they finished as Meistriliiga runners up, behind FC Levadia Tallinn. That campaign also saw them reach the final of the Estonian Cup, where they were eventually beaten 3-2 by Levadia Tallinn. In 2000, the team made their first ever appearance in a major European competition, competing in the UEFA Cup, but they were eliminated by Belgian giants, Club Brugge. They also once again finished as runners up in the Estonian Cup, losing the final to the same opponents as the previous year. In 2000-01, they featured in the UEFA Cup for the second time.
In 2011, the club made the decision to break ties with FC Flora and function as a fully independent team. As a result, they were placed into the third tier of the league pyramid, the II Liiga. Their first season saw them finish 4th, while in their second season, they finished as league runners up and gained promotion to the Esiliiga.
Amongst the notable players to have played for Tulevik are Vjatšeslav Zahovaiko, Dmitri Ustritski and Argo Arbeiter. All three players were prolific strikers for the club, who also played for the Estonian national team.
The team's home matches are held at Viljandi linnastaadion, which broke ground in 1928. The venue underwent major renovations in the early 1980s and another redevelopment process in 2009. It is currently able to seat up to 1,006 supporters.