Full name FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V.
Nickname(s) Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)
Die Knappen (The Miners)
Short name Schalke
Founded 4 May 1904
Ground Veltins Arena
(Capacity: 61,973)
Head Coach Flag of Greece Dimitrios Grammozis
Current League 2. Bundesliga 
2020–21 Bundesliga, 18th (relegated)
Website Club home page
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Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04, Schalke or abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The "04" in the club's name derives from its formation in 1904. Schalke has long been one of the most popular professional football teams and multi-sports club in Germany, even though the club's heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s. Schalke play in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system. As of June 2018, the club has 155,000 members, making it the second-largest sports club in Germany and the fourth-largest sports club in the world in terms of membership. Other activities offered by the club include athletics (track and field), basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports and eSports.

Founded in 1904, Schalke has won seven German championships, five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup and one UEFA Cup. Schalke also succeeded as the first German club to win a cup double in 1937.

Since 2001, Schalke's stadium has been the Veltins-Arena. Schalke holds a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr neighbours Borussia Dortmund, arguably one of the most widespread and well-known rivalries in German football, and matches between the two teams are referred to as the Revierderby.

Schalke was ranked as the seventh-best football team in Europe by UEFA's 2015 UEFA club rankings.


Current squad

As of 6 February 2020
No. Position Player
2 Flag of United States MF Weston McKennie
3 Flag of Spain DF Juan Miranda (on loan from Barcelona)
4 Flag of Turkey DF Ozan Kabak
5 Flag of Serbia DF Matija Nastasić
6 Flag of Spain MF Omar Mascarell (captain)
8 Flag of Germany MF Suat Serdar
9 Flag of Belgium FW Benito Raman
11 Flag of Austria FW Michael Gregoritsch (on loan from Augsburg)
14 Flag of Wales FW Rabbi Matondo
15 Flag of Turkey FW Ahmed Kutucu
16 Flag of Morocco MF Nassim Boujellab
17 Flag of France DF Benjamin Stambouli
No. Position Player
18 Flag of Germany MF Daniel Caligiuri
19 Flag of Austria FW Guido Burgstaller
20 Flag of England DF Jonjoe Kenny (on loan from Everton)
21 Flag of France DF Jean-Clair Todibo (on loan from Barcelona)
23 Flag of Germany GK Markus Schubert
24 Flag of Germany DF Bastian Oczipka
25 Flag of Morocco MF Amine Harit
26 Flag of Senegal DF Salif Sané
28 Flag of Austria MF Alessandro Schöpf
34 Flag of Austria GK Michael Langer
35 Flag of Germany GK Alexander Nübel
37 Flag of Germany MF Levent Mercan

Out on loan

No. Position Player
Flag of Algeria MF Nabil Bentaleb (at Newcastle United until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Germany DF Jonas Carls (at Viktoria Köln until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Germany GK Ralf Fährmann (at Norwich City until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Spain DF Pablo Insua (at SD Huesca until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Morocco DF Hamza Mendyl (at Dijon FCO until 30 June 2020)
No. Position Player
Flag of Germany MF Sebastian Rudy (at 1899 Hoffenheim until June 2020)
Flag of Germany FW Steven Skrzybski (at Fortuna Düsseldorf until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Ghana FW Bernard Tekpetey (at Fortuna Düsseldorf until 30 June 2021)
Flag of Germany FW Cedric Teuchert (at Hannover 96 until 30 June 2020)
Flag of Germany FW Mark Uth (at 1. FC Köln until 30 June 2020)

Reserve team

Main article: FC Schalke 04 II

External links

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Schalke 04 squad - 2021–22

1 Fährmann (c) · 2 McKennie · 3 Mendyl · 5 Nastasić · 6 Mascarell · 7 Uth · 8 Serdar · 10 Bentaleb · 11 Konoplyanka · 13 Rudy · 14 Matondo · 15 Kutucu · 17 Stambouli · 18 Caligiuri · 19 Burgstaller · 21 Riether · 22 Skrzybski · 23 Teuchert · 24 Oczipka · 25 Harit · 26 Sané · 27 Bruma · 28 Schöpf · 34 Langer · 35 Nübel · 36 Embolo · 39 Goller · 40 Wright ·

2. Bundesliga 2020-21

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