FC Schalke 04

Sport Soccer
Country Germany Germany
Home town Gelsenkirchen
Founding year 1904
Leagues Bundesliga
Website www.schalke04.de

FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly FC Schalke 04, is a German football club from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. They are one of the most popular teams in Germant and are the second larest sports club in the nation. They had Pope John Paul II made an honoraray member in 1987 and win the UEFA Cup in 1997.

FC Schalke were established as Westfalia Schalke on May 4, 1904 by a group of high school students and initially played as one of the “wild associations” of German football. In 1912 they merged with the gymnastic club Schalker Turnverein 1877 but were reestablished as SV Westfalia Schalke in 1915. The duo came together again in 1919 as Turn- und Sportsverein Schalke 1877. They won their first honours in 1923 when they became the champions of the Schalke Kreisliga.

The two clubs got seperated in 1924 and now they took the name FC Schalke 04. They built their stadium, the Gluckauf-Kampfbahn in 1928 and rechristened themselves as FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04. They won their first Western German championship in 1929 and in 1933 after German football was re-organized they featured in the Gauliga Westfalen. Between 1933 and 1942, Schalke would appear in 14 out of 18 national finals.

They won their first title in 1934 and successfully defended their title the next season and over the next years dominated German football. They won the German championship again in 1958, their last national championship title to date.

Schalke featured in the inaugural German Bundesliga season in 1963-1964. In 1971 they were embroiled in a bribery scandal as investigation showed that they had deliberately lost theur match against Arminia Bielefeld on May 17,1971. Several of their players were banned for life.

In 1973 they moved to the Parkstadion and finished second in the Bundesliga in 1977. But then i the early 1980s they were trapped in crisis again as they suffered relegation to the second division. They recovered in the 1990s and won the UEFA Cup in 1997.

Schalke went onto win the German Cup in 2002 and finished second in the table in 2001,2005 and 2007. On October 9,2006 Russian oil company Gazprom became Schalke’s new sponsors.

FC Schalke play their home matches at the Veltins-Arena that has a capacity of 61,482. They bear the nicknames the Royal Blues and the Miners.

Show more less

  • Improve This Page Latest edit by Subhankar Mondal
  • Share this page:

Member Activity

Danyal

Danyal gave a rating of 7 to FC Schalke 04 -

Danyal

Danyal bet 20 credits @ 2.04 on FC Schalke 04 to win against VfB Stuttgart -

mr Sporter

mr Sporter bet 262 credits @ 1.86 on FC Schalke 04 to win against Werder Bremen -

natdholden

natdholden bet 100 credits @ 3.47 on SC Paderborn 07 vs FC Schalke 04 to end in a draw -

Match Results

Hamburger

Hamburger won a game against FC Schalke 04 (2 - 0) in the Bundesliga -

FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 won a game against Paderborn (1 - 0) in the Bundesliga -

1. FC Köln

1. FC Köln won a game against FC Schalke 04 (2 - 0) in the Bundesliga -

FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 won a game against VfB Stuttgart (3 - 2) in the Bundesliga -

Latest Articles

Chelsea v Schalke live Champions League 2013-14

Chelsea v Schalke live Champions League 2013-14

Chelsea welcome Schalke 04 in round 4 of the group stages of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday night at 1945 hrs BST at Stamford Bridge in London.Chelsea head into this match looking to bounce back from a humiliating defeat against Newcastle United in the Premier League over the weekend, which has led to a disgruntled Jose Mourinho declaring th... Continue reading


Bucharest v Chelsea live Champions League 2013-14

Bucharest v Chelsea live Champions League 2013-14

In the second round of group matches in this year’s UEFA Champions League, Group E rivals Steaua Bucharest host last year’s Europa League winners Chelsea at the National Arena in Bucharest on Tuesday night at 1945 hours GMT.Both the home team and the visitors were soundly defeated in the first round of matches and will be looking for a win to kick-o... Continue reading


Basel vs. Schalke: Champions League Betting Preview

Basel vs. Schalke: Champions League Betting Preview

There was no fluke about Basel’s triumph at Chelsea on match day one and I am expecting the Swiss champions to follow up on Tuesday.Having fallen behind at Stamford Bridge to Oscar’s goal on the stroke of half-time, Basel responded magnificently after the break and fully deserved their success.Marco Streller got the winner in west London, as he so o... Continue reading


Gala Boss: I'll Kiss My Players

Gala Boss: I'll Kiss My Players

Galatasaray manager Fatih Terim has expressed his delight after his side qualified for the final eight of the UEFA Champions League following a 3-2 victory away to Schalke 04 on Tuesday.Schalke went ahead early through Roman Neustadter before goals from Hamit Altintop and Burak Yilmaz had the Turkish club leading at the break, following the 1-1 draw... Continue reading


Team Roster

Name Position
Axel Borgmann defender
Kevin-Prince Boateng midfielder
Christian Clemens midfielder
Ralf Fährmann goalkeeper
Roman Neustädter midfielder
Marvin Friedrich defender
Kaan Ayhan defender
Raul Gonzales Blanco forward
Chinedu Obasi Ogbuke forward
Fabian Giefer goalkeeper

Recent Forum Activity

Topic Posts Last Post By