A first brace and a dream debut

In the 5-0 victory against SV Drochtersen/Assel in the first round of the DFB-Pokal, Guido Burgstaller scored twice for the first time in the competition. Another player celebrated his debut and his first goal.


David Wagner: A great performance

First game of the season, first win. Head coach David Wagner, as well as goalscorers Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller, were all satisfied after the 5-0 win over SV Drochtersen/Assel. schalke04.de has summarised their post-match thoughts, as well as those of Drochtersen/Assel coach Lars Uder.


David Wagner era begins with a convincing 5-0 win

FC Schalke 04 lived up to expectations in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Saturday (10/8), defeating SV Drochtersen/Assel 5-0. The goals in the Kehdinger Stadion were scored by Steven Skrzybski (44’), Guido Burgstaller (61’, 83’), Daniel Caligiuri (65’) and U23s player Münir Levent Mercan (73’).


David Wagner: Stick to our principles regardless of opponent

The 2019/20 season is almost upon us, as the Royal Blues prepare for Saturday’s DFB-Pokal clash against SV Drochtersen/Assel (15:30 CEST). Head coach David Wagner shares his thoughts ahead to match at the fourth-tier club.

firo :   06.08.2019
Fußball, 2019/2020
FC Schalke 04  TRAINING

Africa Cup of Nations finalist Salif Sané returns to training

The final Royal Blue has returned to pre-season just days before the season opener in the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Saturday away against SV Drochtersen/Assel (10/8, 15:30 CEST). Salif Sané, who reached the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, finally rejoined the squad on Tuesday (6/8) – partly training with the team and partly on his own.

Training des FC Schalke 04 im Trainingslager in Mittersill/Österreich

Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller take up final positions on team council

In addition to captain Alexander Nübel and deputies Benjamin Stambouli and Omar Mascarell, Daniel Caligiuri and Guido Burgstaller have been appointed to the team council.

firo :  29.07.2019
Fu§ball, 2019/2020
FC Schalke 04 – FC Bologna

Alexander Nübel named new Royal Blues captain

On the final day of the pre-season training camp in the Austrian alpine town of Mittersill, Royal Blues head coach David Wagner announced FC Schalke 04’s new captain for the forthcoming 2019/20 season. The American head coach has appointed goalkeeper Alexander Nübel as club captain. The 22 year-old will be assisted by two vice-captains: Benjamin Stambouli and Omar Mascarell.


Rabbi Matondo and Jonas Carls to depart from Mittersill

Two players will leave training camp in Mittersill on Thursday (1st August). Rabbi Matondo picked up an injury over a week ago in a friendly against FC Twente. The Welshman has been unable to return to training due to a slow-healing wound on his foot.


Sebastian Rudy moves to TSG Hoffenheim on loan

Sebastian Rudy will leave Schalke 04 on a temporary basis to play for TSG Hoffenheim in the upcoming 2019/2020 season. The midfielder underwent a medical on Wednesday (31st July) before signing a loan contract effective until the end of the season. The 29 year old’s contract with Schalke runs until 30th June 2022.


Jonas Carls faces spell on the sidelines

Jonas Carls suffered a ligament injury and a bruised bone in his left foot against FC Bologna on Monday. This was confirmed by an MRT-scan undertaken in Mittersill on the day after the game. The 22-year-old will be unavailable to coach David Wagner for an unknown period of time.


Alessandro Schöpf: I look forward to every training session

Victory in Monday’s friendly against Bologna FC wasn’t the priority for Alessandro Schöpf. The midfielder is simply happy to have been out on the pitch again. “It was a good feeling,” said the 25-year-old, who returned to action after seven months on the sidelines against the Italian first-division side. As promised by coach David Wagner, he was substituted on halfway through the first half and played 23 minutes in total.


Schalke draw 1-1 in Enschede

FC Schalke 04 drew 1-1 with FC Twente in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday night (23/7). Berkan Firat scored the Schalke goal in front of 19,000 fans in the Grolsch Veste, with over 2,000 away fans making the journey over the border.

Algeria v Senegal –  Final of 2019 African Cup of Nations

Salif Sané loses the Africa Cup of Nations final with Senegal

Salif Sané and Senegal slipped to a 1-0 defeat in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations last night against Algeria, meaning their wait for a first African title goes on.


Benjamin Stambouli: training is tough but that’s a good thing

A busy schedule is in store for the Royal Blues during the short training camp in Herzlake, with pressing, build-up play and intensive running on the programme as the team look to be in the best shape possible ahead of the new season. “Training is tough but that’s a positive,” said Stambouli. For the Frenchman, the only way to be successful in professional sport is through hard work.


Intensive first session in perfect Herzlake conditions

On Tuesday (16/07), the Royal Blues completed their first session of the pre-season training camp in Emsland. The team will stay in Lower Saxony until 19th July and will look to continue laying the foundations for a successful upcoming season. Alexander Nübel has travelled with the team, with Suat Serdar set to join up on Thursday.


Salif Sané in Africa Cup final with Senegal

Salif Sané and Senegal have reached the final of the Africa Cup 2019 after a 1-0 win over Tunisia in Cairo on Sunday (14/07).

Stadtauswahl Bottrop – FC Schalke 04

Guido Burgstaller: We were greedy for a lot of goals

After an expected convincing S04 victory over Stadtauswahl Bottrop, a team made up of players exclusively from the seventh, eighth and ninth tiers, on Friday evening (12/07), David Wagner was pleased with his team’s performance which saw the Royal Blues run out 20-1 winners.


Haji Wright joins VVV Venlo

Schalke U23 attacker Haji Wright has left the club to join Dutch top-flight side VVV Venlo. The American forward had one year remaining on his original S04 contract.


Salif Sané celebrates comeback with quarter-final win

Salif Sané has two reasons to celebrate on Wednesday (10/07), as the centre-back reached the semi-final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal thanks to a 1-0 victory over Benin, keeping the dream of lifting the trophy alive. The 28 year old also made his return from injury.


Two friendlies during training camp in Mittersill confirmed

FC Schalke 04 will head to Austria once again ahead of the new Bundesliga season. Two friendlies have been arranged to take place during the camp between 26th July and 3rd August in the High Tauern national park.