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FC Schalke 04
FC Schalke 04
Full name Flag of Germany Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.
Nickname(s) Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)

Die Knappen (The Miners)

Short name Schalke 04
Founded 1904
Ground Veltins-Arena
(Capacity: 61,973)
Manager Flag of Germany Jens Keller
Current league Fußball-Bundesliga
2012-13 Fußball-Bundesliga, 4th
Website Club home page
Schalke 2013-14 kit
Football current event Current season

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04 is a German association-football club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Schalke has long been one of the most popular football teams in Germany, even though major successes have been rare since the club's heyday in the 1930s and early 1940s. Schalke play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system. The football team is the biggest part of a large sports club with 119,040 members (as of April 2013) making it the second largest sports club in Germany. Other activities offered by the club include basketball, handball, and track and field.

Founded in 1904, Schalke have won seven German championships, five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup, and one UEFA Cup.

Since 2001, Schalke's stadium is the Veltins-Arena. Schalke holds a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr neighbors Borussia Dortmund, arguably the most widespread and well-known rivalry in German football, and matches between the two teams are referred to as the Revierderby. In terms of revenue, Schalke is the third biggest sports club in Germany and the fourteenth biggest football club in the world, generating €174.5 million in 2012. The mascot of the club is called Erwin. Schalke's motto is "Wir leben dich" (English: "We live you").

PlayersEdit

Current squad Edit

As of 31 January 2014.

No. Position Player
1 Flag of Germany GK Ralf Fährmann
2 Flag of Germany DF Tim Hoogland
3 Flag of Germany DF Jan Kirchhoff (on loan from Bayern Munich)
4 Flag of Germany DF Benedikt Höwedes (captain)
5 Flag of Brazil DF Felipe Santana
6 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina DF Sead Kolašinac
7 Flag of Germany MF Max Meyer
8 Flag of Germany MF Leon Goretzka
9 Flag of Ghana MF Kevin-Prince Boateng
10 Flag of Germany MF Julian Draxler
11 Flag of Germany MF Christian Clemens
12 Flag of Germany MF Marco Höger
14 Flag of Greece DF Kyriakos Papadopoulos
No. Position Player
15 Flag of Germany DF Dennis Aogo (on loan from Hamburger SV)
17 Flag of Peru MF Jefferson Farfán
19 Flag of Nigeria FW Chinedu Obasi
22 Flag of Japan DF Atsuto Uchida
23 Flag of Austria DF Christian Fuchs
24 Flag of Turkey DF Kaan Ayhan
25 Flag of the Netherlands FW Klaas-Jan Huntelaar
28 Flag of Hungary FW Ádám Szalai
30 Flag of Germany MF René Klingenburg
32 Flag of Cameroon DF Joël Matip
33 Flag of Germany MF Roman Neustädter
34 Flag of Germany GK Timo Hildebrand
40 Flag of Ghana MF Anthony Annan

Players out on loan Edit

No. Position Player
Flag of Germany GK Lars Unnerstall (at FC Aarau until 30 June 2014)
Flag of Switzerland MF Tranquillo Barnetta (at Eintracht Frankfurt until 30 June 2014)
Flag of Germany FW Philipp Hofmann (at FC Ingolstadt 04 until 30 June 2015)

External linksEdit

FC Schalke 04
Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.
Current seasonPlayersManagersStatisticsHonoursVeltins-Arena
History: History, Seasons

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