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A happy and healthy new year!

FC Schalke 04 would like to wish all fans, members, friends, and partners a happy new year.

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Jochen Schneider: A marathon, not a sprint

Schalke’s sporting director is well aware of the skills the new head coach has. “I’m convinced that Christian Gross’ personality, his expertise, his leadership ability and his experience are what’s needed in order to help us reach our goal of staying up,” Jochen Schneider said about the Swiss coach. Eleven years ago, the duo worked together to get VfB Stuttgart out of a similar situation.

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Christian Gross: Approaching the challenge with courage and confidence

Christian Gross is taking on his new role as Schalke 04 head coach with plenty of vigour and excitement. “We have five months to successfully complete our mission. I have to take the lead,” said the 66-year-old. “I have lots of energy. The team has to give it everything in the coming weeks and months. Then we will be able to achieve our goal of surviving together.”

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Merry Christmas from Schalke 04!

The Royal Blues wish a Merry Christmas to all of our members, fans and partners. The whole team, coaching staff and the club board thank you for the support and passion that you have shown in the last few months.

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Positive Covid-19 case in first team squad

One member of the first team squad tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The rest of the tests returned negative results.

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Jochen Schneider on personnel decisions and a path out of the crisis

Jochen Schneider, Head of Sport and Communications at FC Schalke 04, spoke to the media on Wednesday (25/11) about the current situation.

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Online Workshop: Schalke Officials train Chinese Youth Coaches in Hebei

Even during a pandemic, Schalke 04 maintains its partnership with the Chinese professional team Hebei China Fortune FC. The miners offered a one-week online workshop for 20 of the club's youth coaches.

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Schalke 04 present itself at event by German Foreign Chamber of Commerce

At the invitation of the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad (AHK) in China, FC Schalke 04 organized a training for Chinese kids and students from the German Embassy School in Beijing on October 31 and November 1.

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First-team player tests positive for Covid-19

A member of FC Schalke 04’s first-team squad tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday (2/11). All other tests came back negative.

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Schalke 04 investigates incidents at U19s derby

The derby between the U19s teams of FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund on Sunday (18.10) was marred by abuse directed at Dortmund player Youssoufa Moukoko. S04 apologised to the player after the match and have immediately started a comprehensive investigation into the incident.

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Kunshan: Knappenschmiede welcomes new talents

Trained talents leave, young footballers get started: The so-called Knappenschmiede International in Kunshan welcomed 100 young talents. They followed the graduates of the Chinese youth program, who were officially bid farewell.

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Naldo: Everyone knows what Schalke means to me!

On Wednesday (30 Sept), a familiar smiling face entered the press conference room at Schalke, greeting the journalists who had tuned in virtually with a friendly "Glück auf". The 38-year-old Brazilian, who has returned to the club as part of Manuel Baum’s coaching staff, was visibly pleased to back with his beloved Schalke.

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Manuel Baum: Put the problems behind us and find solutions

New head coach Manuel Baum is looking forward to his new challenge with the Royal Blues. The 41-year-old discussed his new club, the current sporting situation, Naldo, the academy and his son’s wishes during his first press conference on Wednesday (30/9).

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Schalke 04 publish biannual figures for 2020

FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. recorded a turnover of €102.1 million at group level in the first half of 2020. This represents a significant decrease compared to the same period of the previous year (€151.3 million), which is partly due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

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No further COVID-19 cases found in latest tests

There was good news after Friday's (25/9) round of coronavirus tests, with no further cases of COVID-19 found among the first team. FC Schalke 04 carried out this additional round of tests after a player was found to be positive for coronavirus on Thursday (24/9). The affected player remains in self isolation.

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Positive Covid-19 test within the first-team setup

A member of the FC Schalke 04 first team tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday (24/9). All other tests have come back negative.

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Goncalo Paciencia: I want to score goals and help the team

FC Schalke 04 completed the signing of attacker Goncalo Paciencia a few days ago. The Portuguese has been signed on a one-year loan from Eintracht Frankfurt that includes an option to buy. In a digital press conference on Wednesday, the 26-year-old spoke about his first impressions of Schalke, his aims, and his good talks with David Wagner.

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More fans permitted to attend Bundesliga matches

Good news for all S04 fans: Germany’s heads of state have agreed on a common spectator limit for Bundesliga games. Until the end of October, clubs will be permitted to open stadiums at 20 percent of the total seated capacity.

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Omar Mascarell: I’ll give everything for the club

The captain is back. Omar Mascarell made his comeback from a torn tendon by playing 45 minutes in an intra-squad friendly on Saturday (12/9). “I feel good, I don’t have any pain,” says the Spaniard, who last played in the Bundesliga about seven months ago.

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Sebastian Rudy: I’m looking to the future

After a tricky first year in royal blue was followed by a season-long loan at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Sebastian Rudy is looking forward to a fresh start at Schalke. “For me, it’s important not to look back, but to keep positive and look towards the future,” says the 30-year-old.