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German and Soccer? Schalke 04 teams up with the Goethe Institut

Just like becoming a member of a professional soccer team takes a lot of energy, it also requires a lot of energy to meet the players from Schalke 04 – which is what the winners of the “Bundesliga Total” contest by the Goethe Institut and S04 recently did.

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Jersey swap: Special edition for match against Nürnberg

FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Nürnberg have enjoyed a close fan friendship for years. Their supplier Umbro have come up with something very special for the Bundesliga meeting on Friday between the two sides: they will both wear special one-off jerseys.

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FC Schalke 04 celebrate opening of Chinese office in Shanghai

On Wednesday 20th March, FC Schalke 04 officially opened their new office in Shanghai. Royal Blues chairman for marketing and communication, Alexander Jobst, and head of the Chinese department, Philipp Rütgers, attended the celebrations and helped to cut through the Royal Blue ribbon.

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FC Schalke 04 record highest ever turnover and record annual excess for 2018

FC Gelsenkirchen Schalke 04 e. V. have recorded a turnover of 350.6 million Euros for 2018 compared with 240.1 million Euros for the previous year. The club have exceeded the previously highest ever turnover set in 2016 (265.1 million Euros). The club’s annual excess has also been recorded as 40.5 million Euros, a new record. Last year, the annual excess was -12.2 million Euros.

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Schalke Quest: Royal Blues publish an augmented reality app

The new augmented reality app from Schalke 04 offers users lots of interaction opportunities, including users being able to discover their local region, answering questions on the club’s history or founding a virtual fan club. Schalke Quest is available now on all iOS and Android devices.

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A very special person with a very special story

Rudi Assauer touched the lives of many people. Some of his former colleagues gave personal anecdotes ahead of his funeral on Friday (15th February), stories they will always remember about the Royal Blues’ former manager.

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Honouring Rudi Assauer

Few people embodied FC Schalke 04 as much as Rudi Assauer did. There is a deep sadness surrounding the club regarding the death of the former manager, companion and friend. In the past few days there have been a huge number of messages from fans asking to rename the stadium after him. Rudi Assauer was the man who got in contact with Veltins in 1997, thus paving the way for their year-long sponsorship deal with the club and the arena.

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FC Schalke 04 announces partnership with Global Image Sports

FC Schalke 04 announced a partnership with Global Image Sports (GIS), a global soccer company that holds relationships with hundreds of youth clubs throughout North America. Schalke, which recently signed a partnership with Kick It 3v3, the nation’s largest grassroots soccer tournament, will receive access to the vast portfolio of relationships that GIS has developed since their founding in 2010.

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Royal Blues to face SG Wattenscheid 09 in a fundraising friendly

FC Schalke 04 will face local neighbours SG Wattenscheid 09 in a friendly to help raise funds for the financially insecure club. Royal Blues sporting director Christian Heidel confirmed the friendly on Monday after discussions with Oguzhan Can, chairman of the SG Wattenscheid 09 supervisory board.

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Sevilla invite S04 to play in the Antonio Puerta Trophy

Schalke scarves aren’t an uncommon sight when Sevilla FC are playing. The two clubs have enjoyed a fan friendship since meeting in the UEFA Cup semi-finals in the 2005/06 season, which the Spanish side won courtesy of an extra-time goal from Antonio Puerta in the second leg.

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Happy New Year!

FC Schalke 04 wish all our fans, members and partners a Happy New Year.

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Moments of the year: Augsburg, Nürnberg, the derby and a milestone birthday

What were the highlights of 2018? schalke04.de has asked various players what their favourite moments of the past year were. In the second part, Steven Skrzybski, Naldo, Daniel Caligiuri and Benjamin Stambouli give their responses.

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Moments of the year: A team trip, a first goal and a new contract

What were the highlights of 2018? schalke04.de has asked various players what their favourite moments of the past year were. In the first part, Ralf Fährmann, Alessandro Schöpf, Mark Uth, Sascha Riether and Omar Mascarell give their responses.

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The tractor, the petrol station and the police

For a young Ralf Fährmann, having his own tractor was always the big dream, while Benjamin Stambouli longed for a remote controlled car. Daniel Caligiuri dreamed of something that he couldn’t even properly pronounce. These three players, as well as Naldo, Sascha Riether and Omar Mascarell share memories of their favourite childhood Christmas gifts.

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FC Schalke 04 wishes you Merry Christmas!

The Royal Blues wishes all its members, fans and partners a Merry Christmas. The whole team says thank you for the incredible support in recent months and hopes that everyone enjoys a few relaxing days together with their families.

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Schalke Coaches Enjoy Southern Hospitality in Atlanta

It was an action-packed weekend as some of Schalke’s Knappenschmiede coaches traveled to Atlanta, Georgia, to conduct a series of events and clinics to promote the club’s partnership with Kick It 3v3. As Atlanta is home to one of the biggest Kick It tournaments in America, it was perfect timing for the club’s coaches and mascot Erwin to experience this amazing city first-hand and engage with the young players.

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FC Schalke 04 bids emotional adieu to the coal miners

Like the coal industry, football – and especially FC Schalke 04 – is deeply connected to the so-called “Ruhrgebiet”, the Ruhr area. The men who founded Schalke in 1904 were working-class people who completed apprenticeships at the mine. Mining is therefore an essential part of our founding history; our founding fathers are born on coal.

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FC Schalke 04 open an office in Shanghai

In an important step of part of FC Schalke 04’s expansion strategy, an office was opened in Shanghai, China on the 1st December 2018. This office will be the headquarters for all activities in Asia.

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FC Schalke 04 to identify local talents in Atlanta with Kick It 3v3

FC Schalke 04 has announced that it will bring their partnership with Kick It 3v3, the largest grassroots soccer tournament tour in the US, to the next level with a series of events in Atlanta over the Dec. 15-16 weekend including youth soccer clinics, mascot tours and contests.

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The Royal Blues to enter the League of Legends European Championship

Thrilling games and frenetic commentators, sold-out stadiums and passionate fans, who enthusiastically support their team – League of Legends is its very own world, which exists away from football. But just like football, “LoL” entertains millions around the world and Schalke have been a part of the main European competition to since May 2016.