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S04 to travel to Belek for their winter training camp

FC Schalke 04 will prepare for the second half of the season in the Turkish Riviera. Head coach Dimitrios Grammozis’ side will train for one week in Belek, from Monday 3rd January until Sunday 9th January. The plan is to play at least one friendly during their stay in southern Turkey.

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In our original colours from 1904: The new third kit

FC Schalke 04 and kit supplier Umbro present the new Schalke third kit. The jersey will be available to buy soon on the Schalke online store.

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Bernd Schröder to be new CEO of FC Schalke 04

As part of the strategic realignment of the club, the Supervisory Board of FC Schalke 04 has decided to change the board structure: The existing committee around Peter Knäbel (Sports) and Christina Rühl-Hamers (Finances, HR and Legal Affairs) will be expanded to include a CEO. This will come into effect on January 1, 2022. The CEO will be responsible for Strategy, Communication, Marketing and Sales.

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Looking back positively on a window with 45 transfers

Tuesday evening saw the closing of the summer transfer window in Germany and many major European nations. For Schalke 04, it brings an end to a period which saw a lot of player changes following the club’s relegation to the second division. A total of 30 players have left, some upon expiration of loan deals, some permanently, some have headed out on loan. At the same time, 15 players have come in.

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Rouven Schröder: We need to bring our strengths to the pitch

Sporting director Rouven Schröder spoke to the press on Thursday, discussing various topics around the FC Schalke 04 squad. Amongst other things, Schröder spoke about the previous game against Jahn Regensburg, the upcoming game with Fortuna Düsseldorf, and the current situation in the transfer market.

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USA cooperation: U18s team arrive at Schalke

It’s been an exciting few days for the 21 young Americans that have been training at Schalke since Thursday (12/8) as part of a cooperation with the International Soccer Academy (ISA), with the talents from the United States taking part in four sessions, playing their first game and also getting a closer look at the VELTINS-Arena on a stadium tour.

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Rouven Schröder: The market is moving around more and more

With a contract extension, a loan departure, and a win in the DFB-Pokal first round, these are eventful days for sporting director Rouven Schröder – not forgetting all the phone calls he receives concerning transfers. These are the highlights from his interviews on Tuesday 10th August, in which he spoke about the current themes.

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Rouven Schröder: I’m someone who thinks positively

Rouven Schröder has added another important piece to the Schalke squad puzzle with the signing of Rodrigo Zalazar. In a virtual press conference on Thursday (5 Aug), the sporting director spoke about the overall situation in the transfer market. He also addressed the return of Matthew Hoppe and the imminent cup tie away to FC 08 Villingen. schalke04.de took note of the most relevant quotes.

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Rouven Schröder: Exciting weeks ahead

Sporting director Rouven Schröder answered questions from the media during a press conference on Thursday (29/7). The 45-year-old spoke about the season opener against Hamburger SV, potential transfers and Danny Latza’s injury. Schalke04.de have summed up all the key answers from today’s press conference.

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Schalke and Umbro present new away kit

Ahead of the away game against Kiel, FC Schalke 04 and Umbro present the club’s new away kit. The shirt is exclusively available from store.schalke04.de from Thursday, 29th July.

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Schalke to host Bayern München in charity match at the VELTINS-Arena

FC Schalke 04 will host FC Bayern München in a charity match as a fundraiser for the victims of the flooding in North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate. The date of the match is yet to be confirmed, but given that help is urgently needed in the affected areas, FC Bayern have agreed to guarantee a financial contribution of €1 million and provide it in the coming days.

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Rouven Schröder: Prepare as focused and professionally as we can

Schalke’s preparations for their first game of the season against Hamburger SV have been slightly disrupted. Sporting director Rouven Schröder spoke to the media on Tuesday (20/7) about Ralf Fährmann, who tested positive for COVID-19, as well as the measures taken ahead of the HSV match, plus the transfer market.

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PCR test confirms infection – Team voluntarily go into quarantine training camp

One first-team player tested positive for Covid-19 during Monday’s round of rapid tests (19/7). Unfortunately, the results of the PCR tests have confirmed the infection. The person in question, whose rapid test came back negative on Sunday (18/7), will remain in quarantine at home.

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Positive Covid-19 rapid test – Training cancelled

One first-team player tested positive for Covid-19 during Monday’s round of rapid tests (19/7). The club are still awaiting the results of the PCR tests. The person in question, whose rapid test came back negative on Sunday (18/7), is now in quarantine. All other rapid tests were negative.

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Axel Hefer is the new chairman of the supervisory board

The FC Schalke 04 supervisory board voted Axel Hefer as the new chairman on Saturday (17/07).

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Dr. Jens Buchta officially departs the club

After spending 15 years on the supervisory board – including 10 of those as vice-chairman and the last 12 months as chairman – Dr. Jens Buchta officially left the club at the members’ meeting on Saturday (17/7). The 58-year-old has stepped down from the board at his own request, a decision he announced on 10th June.

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Emotional scenes as Huub Stevens bids farewell

Shortly after FC Schalke 04’s members’ meeting began on Saturday, there was a huge cheer inside the VELTINS-Arena as the Royal Blues bid farewell to departing supervisory board member Huub Stevens.

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Rouven Schröder: Competition for places should push the team to perform better

Sporting director Rouven Schröder spoke on Monday about various topics (12/7).

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Ozan Kabak and Rabbi Matondo not in team training this week

Sporting director Rouven Schröder provided an update on two first-team players on Monday (12/7). Ozan Kabak and Rabbi Matondo will both not take part in team training this week.

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Danny Latza is the new captain of Schalke 04

Shortly before the end of the team’s training camp in Mittersill, head coach Dimitrios Grammozis selected Danny Latza as the new captain of the Royal Blues for the upcoming season.