FC Schalke 04

German association football club

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

FC Schalke 04
Full nameFußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.
Nickname(s)Die Knappen (The Knaves)
Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)
Founded1904
GroundVeltins-Arena,
Gelsenkirchen
Capacity61,482
ChairmanJosef Schnusenberg
ManagerHuub Stevens
League1. Bundesliga
2009–101. Bundesliga, 2nd
Veltins Arena, the home stadium of the FC Schalke 04.

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.

FootballEdit

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 2021-22Edit

SquadEdit

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

CoachEdit

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

SuccessEdit

International

  • UEFA-Cup-Sieger

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

  • UI-Cup-Sieger 2003, 2004

Championship

  • 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-Cup

  • 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

ReferencesEdit

  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.

Other websitesEdit