Karel Geraerts: "If we don't work as a unit, things will start to get tricky"

After a disappointing outing in Magdeburg, the Royal Blues will be aiming to put in a much better performance when they face off against FC St. Pauli on Friday (1/3, 18:30 CET). Head coach Karel Geraerts seemed positive as he told journalists about the group discussions that took place at the start of the week.


Schalke fall to 3-0 defeat in Magdeburg

FC Schalke 04 were defeated 3-0 by FC Magdeburg on Saturday evening (24/2). All three of FCM’s goals came in the first half.


Karel Geraerts: Use defensive stability as a springboard

After Schalke’s 1-0 win over SV Wehen Wiesbaden, Saturday’s visit to 1. FC Magdeburg (24/02, 20:30 CET) represents an opportunity to kick on and secure more crucial points.


Vitalie Becker signs first professional contract with Schalke 04

Another talent from the academy has committed his future to the Royal Blues. U19s player Vitalie Becker has signed a long-term senior contract with FC Schalke 04. The 18-year-old will officially be a member of S04’s senior team from 1st July 2024 and his contract is valid until 30th June 2027. The finer details will remain undisclosed.


FC Schalke 04 agree comprehensive partnership with SPORTFIVE

FC Schalke 04 have joined forces with SPORTFIVE for the marketing of sponsorship and hospitality. The partnership with the global marketing agency has been outlined for a five-year period and has been individually tailored to the Royal Blues’ needs.


Darko Churlinov: Sometimes a single moment can decide a game

Darko Churlinov played a direct role in FC Schalke 04’s winning goal against Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday (17/02). Just before the hour mark, Churlinov’s foot was kicked by an opposing defender in the penalty area, and referee Deniz Aytekin showed no hesitation in pointing to the spot. “It was a clear-cut thing,” explains the winter signing.


Kenan Karaman: I was 100% sure I was going to score

Kenan Karaman’s goal against SV Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday (February 17th) secured a second successive 1-0 home win for Schalke. “I’m glad I was able to give something back to the fans,” says the 29-year-old, who also scored the only goal in the 1-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig two weeks ago.


Karel Geraerts: We worked hard to get the three points

Following his side’s 1-0 home win against SV Wehen Wiesbaden on Saturday (17/2), Karel Geraerts spoke to the media about the game. Wiesbaden head coach Markus Kauczinski was also present at the press conference to talk about the clash. Ron Schallenberg and Henning Matriciani were interviewed about the crucial win after the final whistle.


Karaman penalty gives Schalke 1-0 win over Wehen Wiesbaden

On Saturday (17/2), FC Schalke 04 picked up an important three points against SV Wehen Wiesbaden. Kenan Karaman’s spot kick gave the Royal Blues a narrow 1-0 victory.


Karel Geraerts: We’ll give it our all to turn things around

FC Schalke will be back at home on Saturday (17/2) as they welcome SV Wehen Wiesbaden to the VELTINS-Arena. The Royal Blues will be aiming for three points and to gain some ground on the side directly above them in the 2. Bundesliga standings. “We want to win. We’re going into the game with this mindset and we’ve got to make sure we show it on the pitch for the full 90 minutes. We’ve done enough talking,” stated Karel Geraerts.


Karel Geraerts: It wasn’t a good performance

Karel Geraerts and Marcel Rapp summarised Schalke 04's 1-0 away loss against Holstein Kiel on Sunday (11/2) after the final whistle. Marius Müller and Simon Terodde also spoke to journalists about the disappointing defeat.


Schalke lose 1-0 against Holstein Kiel

FC Schalke 04 fell to a disappointing 1-0 defeat in their away game against Holstein Kiel on Sunday (11/2). Steven Skrzybski scored the winner for the hosts.


Karel Geraerts: A tough team to play against, but we’re feeling confident

Schalke 04’s head coach can pick from almost a full complement of players ahead of his side’s trip up north for a clash with Holstein Kiel on Sunday (11/2, 13:30 CET). The Royal Blues will be looking to build on their crucial 1-0 home victory against Eintracht Braunschweig.


4-1 friendly win against Verl on Soppy's S04 debut

The Royal Blues played a friendly against SC Verl behind closed doors at Ernst-Kuzorra-Weg on Wednesday (7/2). S04 emerged 4-1 victors against the third-tier side, and fielded none of the players who started the 1-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig. Ten academy players were given game time in the fixture.


Paul Seguin: An important victory, but a long way to go

The relief after the 1-0 win over Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday was clear for all to see. “It was a real weight off our shoulders,” said Paul Seguin, who partnered Ron Schallenberg in central midfield against Eintracht.


Kenan Karaman: It was a massive weight off my shoulders when I scored

“It was a goose-bumps moment,” said Kenan Karaman, describing the moments following his ultimately decisive strike in FC Schalke 04’s game against Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday (3.2.). Derry John Murkin set the attacking midfielder away with a lovely pass from the half-way line. Karaman then carried the ball into the box, got the better of his opposite man Ermin Bicakic and put his side 1-0 up with a precise low finish into the bottom right corner.


Marius Müller: Now we really need to hit our stride

FC Schalke 04 claimed three important points on Saturday (3/2) against Eintracht Braunschweig. schalke04.de has summarised the post-match reaction.


Schalke beat Braunschweig thanks to Karaman’s goal

FC Schalke 04 secured an important victory on Saturday (3/2) at home to Eintracht Braunschweig. Kenan Karaman scored the only goal of the game after an hour played.


FC Schalke 04 loan out Sebastian Polter to SV Darmstadt 98

Sebastian Polter has completed an immediate loan move to SV Darmstadt 98 for the rest of the 2023/24 season, with a buy option for the striker also included. The terms of the deal are undisclosed.


Karel Geraerts: I’m relying on our players to be mentally strong

After a poor start to the second round of fixtures, S04 are searching for their first three points of the new year against Eintracht Braunschweig on Saturday (3rd February, 13:00 CET). Even though there’s still quite a few games left in the second part of the campaign, the team and coaching staff are putting pressure on themselves to pick up the win, according to boss Karel Geraerts.