Training Camp


Preseason programme: Gelsenkirchen, Herzlake and Austria

FC Schalke 04 have determined the key details regarding their preseason training programme ahead of 2020/21. In total, David Wagner's team will complete two training camps and play eight friendlies in order to best prepare for the new Bundesliga campaign. On Monday, 3 August, training will commence in Gelsenkirchen.


A return to Hohe Tauern National Park for summer training camp

The Royal Blues have been hosting their summer training camp in Austria since 2016, and this year is no exception. For the fifth time in a row, Schalke will head to Hohe Tauern National Park to prepare for the upcoming 2020/21 season.


Omar Mascarell: Happy and Proud

Omar Mascarell had an impressive Hinrunde. After breaking into the starting XI at the back end of last season, he has remained a key player at the club, and, a few days ago, was named as Schalke’s captain. “I am really happy about it,” he said.


Next stop: Hamburg!

The training camp in Fuente Alamo is over. On Thursday (09/01), S04 captain Omar Mascarell led his team out for one final session on the pitches of the Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort. After training, the players made sure there was time for a group photo with the fans who had travelled to watch them and thanked them for their support during their stay in Spain.


David Wagner: It was a typical friendly game

On Tuesday (07/01), five days after returning to training, FC Schalke 04 had a first friendly game to prepare for the second half of the season. The fact that the team lost 1-0 to Belgian first division side Sint-Truidense V.V. is not something head coach David Wagner wants to focus on too much.


S04 suffer 1-0 defeat to Sint-Truidense V.V.

A friendly defeat: FC Schalke 04 were beaten 1-0 by Belgian first division side Sint-Truidense V.V. on Tuesday (07/01). New signing Michael Gregoritsch made his first appearance in the Royal Blue jersey. Matija Nastastic returned from his absence caused by a knee injury.


Jonjoe Kenny: A great first half of the year

Jonjoe Kenny started in every single game in the Hinrunde. The Englishman missed just seven minutes, as he was brought off late into the match on two occasions. “It was a great first half of the year for me personally and for the team”, the right back gives a positive review of his first six months with Schalke.


Great atmosphere at the Royal Blue Night in Fuente Alamo

On Saturday, FC Schalke 04 invited the numerous fans who had once again travelled with them to the Royal Blue Night on the grounds of the team hotel Sheraton Hacienda del Alamo Golf and Spa Resort in Fuente Alamo. As usual, the evening was organised by the fan affairs department.


David Wagner: Concentrate on what’s important

Nübel transfer, the captaincy, potential ins and outs, the training camp: After the first training session in Fuente Alamo, coach David Wagner spoke about the current issues surrounding the club.


Off to Fuente Alamo with a new signing and five youth players

FC Schalke 04 began preparations for the second half of the season on Friday (03/01). The players were subjected to fitness tests during a private session in Gelsenkirchen, before leaving for the training camp in Fuente Alamo in Murcia.


Two friendlies, two victories – Royal Blues secure confidence boost ahead of new season

As their pre-season training camp in the Austrian alpine town of Mittersill draws to a close, FC Schalke 04 secured two friendly victories to carry some confidence into the new season. Several Royal Blue academy players impressed in a 2-0 victory against Turkish side Alanyaspor before Schalke emerged 3-1 winners against La Liga side Villarreal.


3-1 win over Villarreal – S04 win two friendlies in one day

Two friendly matches, two wins. After defeating Turkish side Alanyaspor 2-0, FC Schalke 04 also beat FC Villarreal 3-1 on Friday (2/8). The goals against the La Liga side were scored by Guido Burgstaller (28’), Nassim Boujellab (48’) and Bastian Oczipka (87’).


S04 defeat Alanyaspor in pre-season friendly

The Royal Blues won their first of two friendlies on Friday (2/8) 2-0 against Turkish side Alanyaspor. Steven Skrzybski and Fabian Reese got the goals for Schalke.

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FC Schalke 04 – FC Bologna

David Wagner: Making progress, but there is still a lot of work to be done

FC Schalke 04 fell to a 3-2 friendly defeat on Monday against Italian Serie A side FC Bologna but the result wasn’t the most frustrating outcome in the match for Royal Blues head coach David Wagner. Instead, Wagner was disappointed with the rough aggression showed by Bologna in the second half. This resulted in Jonas Carls suffering an injury.


McKennie returns as 27 players travel to Mittersill

On Friday, the Royal Blues travelled to their second pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria. 27 players are a part of the squad looking to make the final tweaks ahead of the start of the competitive season in just under two weeks’ time.


S04 lose narrowly to Norwich City

FC Schalke 04 lost 2-1 to newly-promoted Premier League side Norwich City in their fourth friendly of the pre-season in the Lotter FRIMO stadium.


David Wagner: Putting what we’ve practiced into action against Norwich

FC Schalke 04 are set for their first big opponent in Friday night’s (18:30 CEST) friendly. The Royal Blues will face recently promoted Premier League side Norwich City in the FRIMO Stadion in Lotte. “They are a really good English club, one that always moves between the Premier League and the Championship,” head coach David Wagner said about the upcoming opponent.


Bastian Oczipka: We are back

After a disappointing last season, the Royal Blues are looking to start the new season strong. The short training camp in Herzlake is meant to help provide the foundation for this undertaking. The players can already feel the effects of the strenuous training sessions—something they see as a positive.


Burgstaller grabs six as Schalke win 20-1

FC Schalke 04 ran out worthy winners on Friday evening, beating Bottrops Town 20-1 in a convincing display. In their second friendly of the 2019/20 season in the Bottroper Jahnstadion, Guido Burgstaller scored six and Benito Raman got his first goals for the club.


Wagner reign begins with 3-1 win in Oberhausen

FC Schalke 04 got off to a winning start on David Wagner's first game in charge on Sunday (7.7). Rabbi Matondo and an Ahmed Kutucu brace proved the difference for Schalke, who debuted the new home shirt against Rot-Weiß Oberhausen. New signing Benito Raman also made his first appearance in Royal Blue.