New squad photo is complete

DFL Media Day at Schalke: a busy day at the VELTINS-Arena! On Monday (16/7), after Ralf Fährmann and his teammates had finished training, they spent around four hours of the afternoon in the Arena demonstrating their skills on the ball and their showmanship in front of the camera.

First things first: The squad photo for the new season was the Knappen’s first chance to present the new Umbro home kit to the public. The players made no secret of how much they like the jersey and took numerous selfies in their new Royal Blue outfits.

While setting up for the official (provisional) squad photo, there was however a Smartphone ban. Over the next few days and weeks, this photo will be appearing in several newspapers, magazines and websites.

Squad photo 2018/19

Top, left to right: Nabil Bentaleb, Suat Serdar, Franco Di Santo, Omar Mascarell, Naldo, Bastian Oczipka, Pablo Insua, Matija Nastasic.
Second row from top: Abdul Rahman Baba, Mark Uth, Athletik-Trainer Ruwen Faller, Athletik-Trainer Bob Schoos, Videoanalyst Lars Gerling, Thilo Kehrer, Guido Burgstaller.
Third row from top: Cedric Teuchert, Benjamin Stambouli, Torwart-Trainer Simon Henzler, Chef-Trainer Domenico Tedesco, Co-Trainer Peter Perchtold, Daniel Caligiuri, Weston McKennie, Johannes Geis.
Front row: Bernard Tekpetey, Sascha Riether, Yevhen Konoplyanka, Michael Langer, Ralf Fährmann, Alexander Nübel, Alessandro Schöpf, Amine Harit, Steven Skrzybski.

Download the squad photo here

Recordings for TV-partners

The DFL then had the players take each other on in different kinds of challenges and competitions. For example, Yevhen Konoplyanka and Co. had to try and score into some small nets while wearing special disorientating glasses which mixed up left and right.

After the fun and games, the Knappen split up into different groups: Video portraits, action shots and voice recordings for Sky, Eurosport and other international broadcasters, as well as recordings for various premium-partners of FC Schalke 04. The Royal Blue Club Media team also produced numerous clips with Ralf Fährmann and his teammates, which will serve multiple purposes across all of the club’s channels.

New clips for the club’s media channels

The players and the media team really clicked during the making of these clips: The players recorded the formats fantastically and many can hardly wait to see some of the finished products. They’ll need a little patience yet though: the material will be used once competitive football has started for the season.

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