240621_wasinski

Defender Martin Wasinski is a Royal Blue

Young centre-back Martin Wasinski signed a contract valid until 30th June 2028 on Friday (21/6) at FC Schalke 04. The 20-year-old Belgian previously played for Sporting Charleroi and KV Kortrijk in the Belgian top flight.

240620_spanien_italien-1440×810

Spain beat Italy 1-0 to win the group at the Arena AufSchalke

Spain got the better of Italy on Thursday night at the Arena AufSchalke (20/6). An own goal by Italy’s Riccardo Calafiori decided the game in the 55th minute. It was the second UEFA EURO 2024 game to be played in Gelsenkirchen following England’s 1-0 victory over Serbia last Sunday (16/6).

240620_sam_loboue_hd_700

Stephan Loboué and Sidney Sam join S04 coaching team

There will be fresh faces in the Schalke dugout from next season, with Stephan Loboué and Sidney Sam becoming a part of Karel Geraerts' backroom staff. Loboué will take over the role of first team goalkeeping coach, while Sam will act as one of S04’s pitchside assistant coaches. Current assistant coach Tim Smolders, as well as fitness coach Alexander Stork, will continue as part of the coaching team.

240619_keke_topp-1440×810

Keke Topp joins Werder Bremen

Forward Keke Topp is to leave FC Schalke 04 after agreeing a deal with Bundesliga club SV Werder Bremen. The 20-year-old still had one year remaining on his contract with Schalke. All parties involved have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.

240618_bayindir-1440×810

Aris Bayindir joins FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 completed the signing of talented midfielder Aris Bayindir from RB Leipzig on Tuesday (18/6).

240616_serbien_englabnd-1440×810

Arena AufSchalke’s opening EURO 2024 game sees England beat Serbia

England claimed a narrow victory in what was the first of four games in Gelsenkirchen, as the favourites held off Serbia to win 1-0 on Sunday evening (16.06).

240613_testspiel_verl-1440×810

S04 to face third-division side SC Verl on 18th July

FC Schalke 04 have scheduled another pre-season friendly: the Royal Blues will take on SC Verl on Thursday, 18th July at 18:30 CEST. The hosts finished 12th in the 3. Liga last season.

240613_assan-ouedraogo-1440×810

Assan Ouédraogo moves to RB Leipzig

Midfielder Assan Ouédraogo is set to join Champions League side RB Leipzig. The 18-year-old signed a contract with the Bundesliga club on Thursday (13/6). All parties have agreed not to disclose the terms of the transfer.

aalen_hd700

DFB-Pokal: S04’s clash with Aalen scheduled for 17th August

The German Football Association released the schedule for the first round of the DFB-Pokal on Thursday morning (13th June). Schalke’s first-round tie with Oberliga side VfR Aalen will take place on Saturday, 17th August at 15:30 CEST.

240612_langer

Michael Langer to remain at Schalke for another year

Michael Langer has extended his contract at FC Schalke 04 for another season to remain part of the squad in 2024/25. The 39-year-old will therefore go into an eighth campaign with the Royal Blues.

240611_twente_testspiel_slider

S04 to face FC Twente in a friendly in Marl

FC Schalke 04 will play FC Twente in a friendly a week and a half before the new season starts. The game against the club’s friends from the Netherlands will take place on Wednesday, 24th July at the EVONIK Sportpark in Marl, which holds around 3,000 spectators. Kick off will be at 18:30 CEST.

230628_cisse-1440×810

Ibrahima Cissé captains Mail U23s to a 2-1 win in Uzbekistan

As part of their preparations for the Olympics, Mali U23s played a friendly in Uzbekistan on Monday (10/6). FC Schalke 04 centre-back Ibrahima Cissé captained his side to a 2-1 win and played the full game.

240606_grueger-1440×810

Germany U19 international Max Grüger signs professional contract

U19 defensive midfielder Max Grüger has signed a professional contract with FC Schalke 04. The Germany youth international has put pen to paper on a deal until 30th June 2026.

240605_younes-1440×810

Amin Younes signs a contract with FC Schalke 04

Attacker Amin Younes, who has been training with Schalke’s reserves for a number of weeks, has signed a contract to become part of the first team with immediate effect. His deal is valid until 30th June 2026.

240604_mueller

Marius Müller completes move to VfL Wolfsburg

Marius Müller will leave FC Schalke 04 after a season in order to join VfL Wolfsburg. The 30-year-old was still under contract at the Royal Blues until 30th June 2025. Both parties have agreed to keep the details of the contract undisclosed.

240603_kooperation_venlo-1440×810

S04 to begin working with international partner clubs

The Royal Blues are making a change to the pathway from the academy to the first team. As part of the new sporting structure at FC Schalke 04, the club will now begin working with international partner clubs. The aim is to allow young players for whom it is too early to make the leap into the first team to gain match practice at an appropriate level, and therefore help these youngsters to develop further. Both the partners and S04 will additionally benefit from an exchange of ideas and a joint network.

aalen-1440×810

S04 to face VfR Aalen in DFB-Pokal first round

The first round of the 2024/25 DFB-Pokal has been drawn, with FC Schalke 04 pitted against Oberliga side VfR Aalen.

240531_hoffmann-1440×810

FC Schalke 04 sign Ron-Thorben Hoffmann

The Royal Blues have completed another summer signing. Goalkeeper Ron-Thorben Hoffmann has arrived in Gelsenkirchen from Eintracht Braunschweig, putting pen to paper on a contract valid until 30th June 2027.

240531_haensch_arena-1440×810

S04 to take part in pre-season tournament at SV Meppen

FC Schalke 04 will play in the Nevernot Cup on Saturday, 6th July 2024.

240528_cisse-1440×810

Olympics preparation: Ibrahima Cissé called up for two friendlies

Ibrahima Cissé secured qualification for the Olympic football tournament with his nation thanks to their third-placed finish in the U-23 Africa Cup of Nations last summer. Mali are set to play two friendlies against Uzbekistan in order to prepare for the major sporting event.