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FC Schalke 04 reduce liabilities by €33 million

“We are on the right path,” was how Christina Rühl-Hamers, board member responsible for finance, described the club’s financial reporting for 2021. Despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and relegation to the 2. Bundesliga, the Royal Blues have been able to strengthen their financial ability to act and recorded significant improvement in key figures in comparison to last year.

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United in solidarity and peace

A special matchday with a special motto: FC Schalke 04 and new partner VIVAWEST are making peace the focus of their first home game together. In addition to special lettering on the team’s shirts reading “ToGEther for peace,” the two partners and their respective foundations are also announcing a charitable cooperation.

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Bernd Schröder: Schalke has to move forward and lead the way

After joining the club as the new CEO on 1st January 2022, Bernd Schröder was presented to the media, fans and members in a press conference on Tuesday (8/2). Together with Christina Rühl-Hamers and Peter Knäbel, the 55-year-old discussed his work so far with his colleagues, his first impressions of FC Schalke 04 and his aims and goals for the future.

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Bernd Schröder: I can’t wait to get started at Schalke

Bernd Schröder is ready to get to work auf Schalke. The 55-year-old has filled the position of CEO at Schalke, with his first day in the new role coming on Monday (3/1). He had been selected to fill the position in September after being identified as the best candidate following a selection committee organized by Schalke’s supervisory board.

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A happy and healthy new year!

FC Schalke 04 would like to wish our fans, members, friends, and partners a Happy New Year.

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Schalke 04 training camp in Belek cancelled

FC Schalke 04 have decided not to travel to the planned training camp in Belek, Turkey. The decision was taken following discussions with the medical department as well as correspondence with the relevant authorities with consideration given to the current coronavirus situation and especially the growing spread of the Omicron variant.

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FC Schalke 04 wishes you Merry Christmas!

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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Rouven Schröder: We’re ambitious and want to win something

FC Schalke 04 signed off for the winter break with a highly-deserved 1-1 draw away to Hamburger SV. Rouven Schröder looks back positively on the first portion of the season. "Our recent performances, especially the ones against Nürnberg and Hamburg showed that we’re on a good road," said the 46-year-old. "Now the focus is on not letting up. We have to carry on working hard on ourselves do that we can be pleased at the end of the season."

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Simon Terodde named as the NRW Footballer of the Year

Schalke’s striker Simon Terodde has been voted as North Rhine-Westphalia’s Footballer of the Year for 2021 by the fans. He beat off competition from Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen), Simon Zoller (VfL Bochum) and Jonas Hofmann (Borussia Mönchengladbach).

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FC Schalke 04 release statement on the VAR incident in Bremen

The day after the tough 1-1 draw in Bremen, FC Schalke 04 have completed their review of the closing minutes of the game. The club have come to the conclusion that it will not lodge an official complaint. After a thorough legal review, the Royal Blues have decided to not pursue a legal challenge of the decision, due to the slim chances of it being successful.

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Thomas Ouwejan: We know what we have to do

After three competitive defeats in a row, Schalke will be wanting to celebrate a victory on Saturday against Werder Bremen. The team trained a lot over the international break, working hard defensively and offensively, reported Thomas Ouwejan.

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Rouven Schröder: Critically discuss problems while remaining calm

Sporting director Rouven Schröder spoke to the media on Monday (1/11) about current first-team topics. Among other things, the 46-year-old discussed recovering from the defeats at Heidenheim and in Munich, whilst also answered questions on possible transfer activity in the winter and the mood at the club right now.

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FC Schalke 04 release revenue numbers for first two quarters of 2021

FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. reported a total revenue of €106.7 million in the first two quarters of the 2021 fiscal year (€102.2 million in the first two quarters of 2020). Business operations were affected by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and the ensuing restrictions, as well as relegation from the Bundesliga. Particular attention was paid to mitigating the effects on total revenue through cost-cutting measures, reduced working hours, and the halting of development and investment projects.

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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.