FC Schalke 04 – Hertha BSC

Jonjoe Kenny wins August Rookie of the Month award

An individual honour for Jonjoe Kenny: the right-back has won August’s Rookie of the Month award, after impressing during his first three Bundesliga matches and topping it all off with a goal against Hertha. The 22-year-old Englishman was up against Wolfsburg’s Xaver Schlager and Augsburg’s Ruben Vargas. The trio were nominated by the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga GmbH) for their performances during the opening month of the season.

firo : 11.08.2019
Fu§ball, Fussball:
1. Bundesliga
FC Schalke 04, Schalke Tag 2019, Familientag Schalke

Levent Mercan: A sporting setback made me stronger

After beginning pre-season with the U23s, Levent Mercan has gone on to sign a professional contract and pick up several minutes with the first team. The 18-year-old discussed his first few weeks as a pro, his footballing role model and his attachment to the club. The midfielder also revealed the setback in his younger years that made him stronger now.

Besuch aus China für die Knappenschmiede

Chinese guests experience the royal blue youth department up close

For almost three weeks, two Chinese football teams stayed in Schalke and took a look behind the scenes of the royal blue youth department as part of a long-term cooperation.

Indian media associates visit Schalkes first home game

Indian media associates visit Schalke's first home game

Exciting visit to Schalke's VELTINS-Arena: Eight Indian media associates from the country's biggest sports media houses visited the Royal Blues' first home match of the season against Bayern Munich (24/8). Their Germany trip took them to Gelsenkirchen and Cologne.


Get well soon, Christian Heidel!

FC Schalke 04 are shocked to hear about former sporting director Christian Heidel’s stroke. The club is glad to hear that he is doing well considering the circumstances.


S04 is the first club to take part in the opening of the gamescom

FC Schalke 04 is the first football club to participate in the official opening ceremony of the gamescom. This year, the world's largest event for computer and video games and Europe's largest business platform for the games industry will be ceremoniously opened by State Minister for Digitization Dorothee Bär and Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure Andreas Scheuer.


Reflections on Schalke's USA National Camp

This summer, coaches from the FC Schalke 04 youth academy, the Knappenschmiede, travelled around the United States running clinics for youth clubs in official cooperation with the Knappenschmiede International Program, through Global Image Sports. Following these clinics, the coaches were tasked with selecting the best players to attend the 2019 FC Schalke 04 National Camp held near Atlanta, Georgia.

Stadtauswahl Bottrop – FC Schalke 04

Jonjoe Kenny: A lot of things are falling into place

After a successful first competitive game of the season in Drochtersen, FC Schalke 04 are looking ahead to their first Bundesliga match on Saturday (17/8, 18:30 CEST) at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Jonjoe Kenny, who arrived at S04 on a loan deal during the summer break, revealed in an interview that he is already looking forward to the matchup at the weekend.


S04 Esports travels to Asia for the first time

As one of the first football clubs, FC Schalke 04 has been engaged in electronic sports since May 2016. Now the Royal Blues are traveling to Asia with its very own esports division. From August 14th to 18th the delegation around FIFA professional Tim "Tim Latka" Schwartmann will be visiting the East Chinese metropolis Shanghai.

Knappenschmiede-Camp in Atlanta

“Soccer in the Streets”: Knappenschmiede coaches wrap up US tour in Atlanta

Last weekend Schalke’s Knappenschmiede coaches traveled to Atlanta, GA, to train with “Soccer in the Streets”, a non-profit organization that makes the game of soccer more accessible for inner city youth in Atlanta. The royal blue coaches wrapped up their stay in the U.S. with a day of clinics and activities on August 3rd with 30 players from “Soccer in the Streets”.


100,000 fans attend Royal Blue family day

Around 100,000 fans attended the annual Schalke Day on Sunday 11/08 ahead of the 2019/2020 season. The team received a very warm reception having eased into the second round of the DFB Pokal the day before with a 5-0 victory over SV Drochtersen/Assel.


New third kit released on Schalke day

The final kit for the 2019/20 season is now out. FC Schalke 04 and kit manufacturer Umbro released the new third kit on Schalke day. The shirt is available to buy in all fan shops and on online at

Testspiel FC Schalke 04 – FC Bologna

Jochen Schneider: No deadline for Alexander Nübel

Head of Sport Jochen Schneider commented on the contract situation regarding team captain Alexander Nübel on Wednesday

Schalke Training

Clemens Tönnies takes temporary leave

On Tuesday evening (6th August), FC Schalke 04’s honorary council discussed the case of Tönnies. After several hours, the council concluded that the allegations of racism made against S04’s supervisory board chief, Clemens Tönnies, were unsubstantiated.

Villareal FC – FC Schalke 04

Foundations are in place – focus turns to first competitive match of the season

After nine intensive days training in the Austrian alpine town of Mittersill, the Royal Blues few back to Gelsenkirchen on Saturday evening. Schalke head coach David Wagner gave a positive summary following the end of the pre-season training camp but turned his attentions to the forthcoming final days of pre-season back on home soil.


Hard work ahead in Austria – S04 travel to Mittersill

The Royal Blues start the final part of their pre-season with a nine-day training camp in Mittersill, Austria. The camp will look to build further foundations and work on implementing various playing concepts ahead of the start of the competitive season in just two weeks’ time.


Hebei China Fortune FC and FC Schalke 04 intensify cooperation

On Tuesday (23.7.) a royal blue delegation led by Alexander Jobst, board member for marketing and communications, and Peter Knäbel, Schalke’s senior director youth development, visited Hebei China Fortune FC in Langfang and met with the club’s general manager Jun LI and sports director Jun LV.

Norwich City – FC Schalke 04

Taking the positives into the rest of pre-season

After six training sessions in Herzlake and the 2-1 friendly defeat to Norwich City on Friday evening (19/7) in Lotte, the Royal Blues have returned home to Gelsenkirchen. The team will continue working hard before the next training camp in Mittersill (26th July – 3rd August).


Markus Schubert: I come from a goalkeeping family

In Markus Schubert, Schalke have secured the signature of one of Germany’s top goalkeeping talents. The 21 year old spoke to about his transfer, competition with Alexander Nübel and the effect of goalkeeping coach Simon Henzler.


Jochen Schneider clarifies current situation with Alexander Nübel

Alexander Nübel has joined back up with the squad after winning a silver medal at the recent U21 European Championship in Italy and San Marino. The keeper will be a part of Schalke’s goalkeeping roster for the coming season along with fellow teammates Michael Langer and Markus Schubert.