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FC Schalke 04
Full nameFußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.
Nickname(s)Die Knappen (The Knaves)
Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)
ChairmanJosef Schnusenberg
ManagerHuub Stevens
League1. Bundesliga
2009–101. Bundesliga, 2nd
Veltins Arena, the home stadium of the FC Schalke 04.

The Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as FC Schalke 04, is a successful and popular German football club.

It plays in Gelsenkirchen. With more than 80.313 members (15. Dezember 2009) at present it is the second largest Sportsclub of Germany and has departments for football, basketball, table tennis, handball and athletics. Since August 2001 the association plays its home plays in the Veltins arena (to 30 June 2005 Veltins Arena), one of the most modern stages of the world. In the coat of arms a white G is to be recognized, which stands for Gelsenkrichen.

There exists a great rivalry between Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund. The reason is the honorable competition of these clubs which live in neighborhood. Since the first match in 1925 there have been 135 matches. Schalke won 55 of them, Dortmund won 45 and 35 ended in a draw. In the 2009–10 Bundesliga season Schalke won both matches.

Football[change | change source]

The football team is playing their home plays in the Veltins Arena. 61,673 people can visit the stadium for football matches in national, or 54,442 in internation competitions. During other events as for example concerts or opera plays 79,296 people can take place in the stadium. Its was also one of the 12 venues for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany and the final of the 2003–04 UEFA Champions League between FC Porto and AS Monaco has been played there.

The players in the season 2021-22[change | change source]

Squad[change | change source]

As of 31 January 2022[1]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Pos. Nation Player
1 GK Germany Germany Ralf Fährmann (fourth captain)[2]
2 DF Netherlands Netherlands Thomas Ouwejan (on loan from AZ)
3 DF Japan Japan Ko Itakura (on loan from Manchester City)
4 MF Iceland Iceland Victor Pálsson (vice captain)[2]
5 DF Norway Norway Marius Lode
7 MF Republic of Macedonia Macedonia Darko Churlinov (on loan from VfB Stuttgart)
8 MF Germany Germany Danny Latza (captain)[2]
9 FW Germany Germany Simon Terodde (third captain)[2]
10 MF Uruguay Uruguay Rodrigo Zalazar (on loan from Eintracht Frankfurt)
11 FW Germany Germany Marius Bülter
14 MF South Korea South Korea Lee Dong-gyeong (on loan from Ulsan Hyundai)
16 DF Norway Norway Andreas Vindheim (on loan from Sparta Prague)
17 MF Germany Germany Florian Flick
18 MF Germany Germany Marc Rzatkowski
No. Pos. Nation Player
21 FW Germany Germany Marvin Pieringer (on loan from SC Freiburg)
24 MF Germany Germany Dominick Drexler
26 DF Senegal Senegal Salif Sané
27 MF Austria Austria Reinhold Ranftl
30 GK Austria Austria Martin Fraisl
33 DF Germany Germany Malick Thiaw (fifth captain)[2]
34 GK Austria Austria Michael Langer
35 DF Poland Poland Marcin Kamiński
36 MF Kosovo Kosovo Blendi Idrizi
38 MF Germany Germany Mehmet-Can Aydın
39 MF Russia Russia Yaroslav Mikhailov (on loan from Zenit St. Petersburg)
41 DF Germany Germany Henning Matriciani
42 MF Germany Germany Kerim Çalhanoğlu

Coach[change | change source]

The current coach (and Manager) of Schalke 04 is Dimitrios Grammozis.

Success[change | change source]


  • UEFA-Cup-Sieger

o 1997 (1:0 und 0:1 (4:1 i.E.) gegen Inter Mailand)

  • UI-Cup-Sieger 2003, 2004


  • German champion (seven times):

o 1934 (2:1 vs 1. FC Nürnberg) o 1935 (6:4 vs VfB Stuttgart) o 1937 (2:0 vs 1. FC Nürnberg) o 1939 (9:0 vs Admira Wien) o 1940 (1:0 vs Dresdner SC) o 1942 (2:0 vs Vienna Wien) o 1958 (3:0 vs Hamburger SV) o Schalke was eight times runner-up


  • DFB-Pokalsieger:

o 1937 (2:1 vs Fortuna Düsseldorf) o 1972 (5:0 vs 1. FC Kaiserslautern) o 2001 (2:0 vs 1. FC Union Berlin) o 2002 (4:2 vs Bayer 04 Leverkusen) o 2011 (5:0 vs MSV Duisburg)

  • DFL-Ligapokalsieger 2005

References[change | change source]

  1. "Der Kader des FC Schalke 04". Schalke 04 (in German). Retrieved 17 June 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Danny Latza is the new captain of Schalke 04". Schalke 04. 9 July 2021.

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