Henning Matriciani and Tom Krauß in the preliminary squad for U21 European Championship

Antonio Di Salvo announced his preliminary squad for the upcoming U21 European Championship on Friday (2/6), with the Germany coach included Henning Matriciani and Tom Krauß. The tournament will be held in Romania and Georgia from 21st June to 8th July.


André Hechelmann is Schalke 04’s new sporting director

The Royal Blues have appointed a new sporting director: André Hechelmann, previously FC Schalke 04’s chief scout, will be taking on the role.


Simon Terodde is staying at FC Schalke 04

Schalke’s promotion hero has decided to go back on his decision to leave the club and will remain in Gelsenkirchen for next season. Simon Terodde signed a new contract with the Royal Blues on Friday (2/6).


Marcin Kaminski to remain with FC Schalke 04

A 2022 promotion hero is staying with the Royal Blues: Centre-back Marcin Kaminski has extended his contract by one year until summer 2024. The deal includes a performance-related option to extend it by an additional year.


Can Bozdogan completes permanent move to FC Utrecht

Can Bozdogan has completed a move to FC Utrecht. The 22-year-old was on loan at the Eredivisie club last season, and has now made the move permanent.


Henning Matriciani signs a long-term contract extension

FC Schalke 04 have extended defender Henning Matriciani’s contract until 2026. The Germany U21 international’s current deal was due to expire in summer 2024.


Bernd Schröder: The foundations are solid

With the 2022/23 season having come to a close, FC Schalke 04 have been relegated to Bundesliga 2. In an interview, club CEO Bernd Schröder (57) spoke about the team spirit on and off the pitch, as well as the plans being put into action for the coming weeks and months.


First friendly against SC Spelle-Venhaus – training camp once again in Mittersill

FC Schalke 04 are now able to confirm the key dates for this summer’s pre-season. Thomas Reis’ team will start training ahead of the 2023/24 season on Monday, 26th June at the Parkstadion. An exact start time will be announced in due course.


Thomas Reis: Put things right and come back stronger

FC Schalke 04 were relegated to the second division after defeat in Leipzig on Saturday afternoon (27/5). Thomas Reis not only reflected on the 90 minutes after the game, but also looked ahead to the future. RB coach Marco Rose, Gerald Asamoah and captain Danny Latza also gave their thoughts after the game.


S04 relegated after 4-2 defeat in Leipzig

Despite an excellent second half of the season and a committed performance away to RB Leipzig on the final day on Saturday (27/5), FC Schalke 04 were relegated to the second division. The Royal Blues lost 4-2 in Leipzig, even after coming back from 2-0 down to make it 2-2. A point would not have been enough for S04 due to VfL Bochum’s win and VfB Stuttgart’s point.


Thomas Reis: Focusing on ourselves and not other results

Thomas Reis will not be worrying too much about the other results around the grounds on matchday 34 in Leipzig. “We know that we need a good result ourselves,” said the S04 head coach before Saturday’s game (27/5, 15:30 CEST). Schalke go into the final day in 17th place, one point adrift of both 16th (the relegation play-off position) and 15th (safety).


Peter Knäbel: A special kind of energy

FC Schalke 04 face a huge 90 minutes away to RB Leipzig on Saturday (27/5). Peter Knäbel made it clear that everybody at the club still believes relegation can be avoided.


Tim Skarke wins Goal of the Month for April with curling strike

Two months after Marius Bülter, another Schalker has scored a Goal of the Month: Tim Skarke’s beautiful curling effort, the opener in the 5-2 win at home to Hertha BSC, earned over 70,000 votes.


Sebastian Polter: The belief that we can stay in this division is immense

He came on in the 77th minute and got the all important equaliser in the 85th. While Sebastian Polter certainly played his part in the deserved draw with Frankfurt, the striker wasn’t fully satisfied after his goal.


Cedric Brunner: We need to keep on believing

The Royal Blues rescued a point with a late goal against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (20/5), but were still not happy with the 2-2 draw. Thomas Reis, his opposite number Oliver Glasner and Cedric Brunner spoke to the media after the game.


2-2 draw at home against Frankfurt

FC Schalke 04 drew 2-2 at home against Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday (20/5). Simon Terodde put S04 ahead in the first minute, only to see the visitors turn the game around through goals from Daichi Kamada and Tuta. Sebastian Polter came off the bench to earn the Royal Blues a deserved point late on.


Thomas Reis: Be brave, clever and focused

Step-by-step towards safety is the motto of head coach Thomas Reis, whose side is next in action on Saturday (20/5, 15:30 CEST) at home to Eintracht Frankfurt. A win would put the Royal Blues in a good position ahead of the final matchday next weekend.


Tom Krauß and Henning Matriciani nominated for Rookie of the Season

The Bundesliga awards the ‘Rookie of the Month’ to the best young player every month. Tom Krauß has won the award twice this season, with Henning Matriciani picking it up once. The ‘Knappen’ duo are now up for the ‘Rookie of the Season’ award.


Thomas Reis: The important thing is where we are after matchday 34

There was no doubt that Bayern deserved to get the win on Saturday (13/5). Thomas Reis and his opposite number Thomas Tuchel both spoke to the press about the home team’s 6-0 win, while Marius Bülter and Danny Latza also gave their thoughts on the game.


Schalke beaten away in Munich

FC Schalke 04’s two-game winning run came to an abrupt end on Saturday (13/5). FC Bayern beat the Royal Blues 6-0 in Munich thanks to goals from Thomas Müller (21’), Joshua Kimmich (29’, penalty), Serge Gnabry (50’, 65’), Mathys Tel (80’) and Noussair Mazraoui (90’+2).