Knappenschmiede International in India

Just like last year, a delegation from the so-called Knappenschmiede, the youth academy at FC Schalke 04, took part in a visit to India at the beginning of November. Academy coaches, Kai Brock and Tom Albrecht, visited both Chennai and Kolkata. "It was a very intense journey with many impressions that are anything but commonplace," said Brock.


Omar Mascarell named October’s Player of the Month

Royal Blues fans have chosen Omar Mascarell as their October Player of the Month. Almost half of the votes cast were for the Spaniard.

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Fu§ball, Fussball, International,
CONCACAF Gold Cup 2019,
Jamaika – USA 1:3

US Soccer Player of the Year 2019: Weston McKennie nominated

Weston McKennie has made the shortlist of candidates for the US Soccer Player of the Year 2019. Six players in total were nominated for the award.


Schalke to go on winter training camp in Fuente Alamo

Schalke players will begin January 2020 with a training camp in Spain. From Thursday 2nd January through to Thursday 9th,David Wagner’s side will prepare for the second half of the season in Fuente Alamo de Murcia. Schalke players will stay at the Sheraton Hacieda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort.


Clemens Tönnies returns to official duty

Three months have gone by since he went on leave from his duties at FC Schalke, tomorrow (07/11) he returns as chairman of the board. It is a return that the club's board members gladly welcome.


Amine Harit defends his Player of the Month title

Amine Harit picked up another award this week as Schalke 04 fans voted him Player of the Month for September. The Moroccan international picked up 61% of the votes as the 22-year-old defended his title from the previous month.


FC Schalke 04 agree to terminate contract with Domenico Tedesco

The path is clear for a new challenge: FC Schalke 04 and former head coach Domenico Tedesco mutually agreed to terminate his contract on Monday (14/10). The contract was originally supposed to run until 30th June 2022.


Amine Harit voted Player of the Month

The fans have rewarded Amine Harit’s impressive start to the season by voting the midfielder Schalke’s Player of the Month for August. The Moroccan international received almost half the votes in the poll presented by Hagedorn on

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.

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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