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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.

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Omar Mascarell: "I'm ready to play again"

Midway through preseason, Omar Mascarell suffered a serious setback, injuring himself during a friendly. After weeks of hard work, the midfielder is now back in first team training and feels ready for the Bundesliga.

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“I would have taken another one”

Previously “Mr. Reliable” from the penalty spot, Daniel Caligiuri missed a penalty against Hertha BSC for the first time. However the 30-year-old isn’t allowing himself to be disheartened after his miss. He has worked extremely hard during the international break with his remaining teammates, and is now hoping that will pay off.

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“I’m convinced of our strength”

Matija Nastasic could only watch Schalke’s loss to Hertha Berlin from the stands following his controversial sending off against Wolfsburg the week before. The defender spoke to us about the red card, his faith in the manager and his belief it won’t take long to start getting points on the board.

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Suat Serdar: “I get butterflies every time I think about it”

Suat Serdar visited the VELTINS-Arena three times as a 1. FSV Mainz 05 player. So, plying his trade on the Schalke turf is no new sensation. The new signing’s excitement grows day by day ahead of the home match against Hertha BSC.

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100,000 fans get a flavour for the new season

The ‘Schalke-Day’ has been a wonderful tradition for years and it was once more an unforgettable experience for the players, coaches, members of the board and fans alike. Just like last year, about 100,000 supporters swamped the stadium grounds on Sunday to get into the mood for the upcoming season.

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Third jersey completes Schalke shirt trilogy

All good things come in threes: The third and final jersey for the 2018/2019 season has landed at Schalke. The new alternate kit is now available at all Schalke fan shops and online at store.schalke04.de.

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Ralf Fährmann remains Schalke captain, Naldo vice-captain

Schalke’s team captain will remain Ralf Fährmann. It was confirmed during the training camp in Mittersill that he would retain the armband, with Naldo his vice-captain. The Brazilian replaces the departed Leon Goretzka.

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Cedric Teuchert: Every goal gives you confidence

Cedric Teuchert was the match winner in Saturday’s 1-0 win over Schwarz-Weiß Essen. “Goals are important for every striker,” he said after the game. It was his second strike of pre-season, with his first coming in the 3-1 victory over Hebei Chine Fortune FC. “When you score, it gives you confidence for the upcoming season,” explained the U21 international.