Benjamin Stambouli: “Why I’m staying at Schalke“

On Tuesday, Schalke fans couldn’t have wished for a more welcome hashtag than #BenjiBleibt, as the defender pens a contract extension that will keep him with the Royal Blues until 2023. In an interview with Schalke TV, the Frenchman discusses the deciding factors behind his decision to stay with the club.


Benjamin Stambouli stays a Royal Blue

Benjamin Stambouli has signed a new contract with the Royal Blues. His initial contract had expired on 30th June 2020, but the Frenchman has now penned a new deal until 2023.

Training FC Schalke 04

David Wagner: Getting the most out of the boys

Five weeks after the end of last season, the Royal Blues started preparations for the new season on Monday. “In the dressing room and on the pitch, you can feel the excitement of the boys. The team are refreshed and are looking lively.”


Pre-season begins under special circumstances

FC Schalke 04’s preparations ahead of the new season began on Monday afternoon (3/8). The session at the Parkstadion came in special circumstances, with no fans able to attend training due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

FC Schalke 04, Amine Hart, Leistungstest, 31.07.2020

Preseason gets underway with Covid-19 tests and performance testing

The Royal Blues are back from summer break and have started preparations for the 2020/21 season. The team underwent various performance tests on the first days of preseason.


Cedric Teuchert moves to Union Berlin, Pablo Insua stays at Huesca

Two Schalke players have left the club at the start of the weekend. Cedric Teuchert has moved to the capital, while Pablo Insua has made his move to Spain permanent.


“It doesn’t get much better than that” – reaction to Benedikt Höwedes’ successful career

Benedikt Höwedes has announced his retirement. Following the news, schalke04.de reached out to his youth coach Norbert Elgert, S04 sporting director Jochen Schneider and former teammate Gerald Asamoah for their reactions and thoughts on the World Cup winner’s extraordinary career.


Benedikt Höwedes announces his retirement

23:35 CEST on 13th July 2014 in the Maracana in Brazil was a special, special moment for then-Schalke player Benedikt Höwedes. The defender, who was the only outfielder to play in all seven matches in the tournament, had just become a World Cup winner with Germany after defeating Argentina in 1-0 in the final.


Timo Becker signs a one-year contract

Academy product Timo Becker is staying in Gelsenkirchen! The defender has signed a new one-year deal, with an option to extend after his contract expired at the end of the 2019/20 season.


FC Schalke 04 present new 2020/21 shirts

FC Schalke 04 and kit manufacturer Umbro have unveiled the Royal Blues’ new kits ahead of the 2020/21 season. The home, away and third shirts are now available to purchase both online at store.schalke04.de and in all fan shops.


Bernard Tekpetey will join Ludogorets on loan

Bernard Tekpetey will spend two years on loan at Bulgarian giants Ludogorets Razgrad. The previous loan deal with Fortuna Düsseldorf was originally set to last until 2021, but has been cancelled prematurely. Tekpetey’s contract with Schalke is valid until 2023.


Schalke to face VfL Bochum in friendly

In preparation for the 2020/21 season, FC Schalke 04 have arranged another preseason friendly. In addition to facing second-division side VfL Osnabrück (9th August) and third-division side Viktoria Köln (2nd September), the Royal Blues will play VfL Bochum 1848. S04 will take part in eight friendlies this preseason, with three confirmed already.


Jonas Carls joins Vitória Guimarães on loan

FC Schalke 04 have agreed a loan deal with Vitória Guimarães for Jonas Carls. The left back, who spent the second half of the season playing in the German third division for Viktoria Köln, will join the seventh placed team in Portugal’s top flight for the duration of 2020/2021. His contract with Schalke is until 30 June 2022.


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.


Schalke to face Bavarian amateur team in the DFB-Pokal first round

FC Schalke 04 will face a team from Bavaria in the first competitive fixture of the 2020/21 season. The Royal Blues were drawn against the best Bavarian League team in the draw, made by DFB president Fritz Keller and DFB General Secreatary Heike Ullrich on Sunday (26th July).


DFB-Pokal draw to be made on 26th July

The 2020/21 season will begin on 11th September with the first round of the DFB-Pokal taking place across four days. Schalke should find out their opponent for the season’s opening game on Sunday, 26th July (18:30 CEST).


Supervisory board agrees on new division of executive responsibilities

At a closed meeting on Friday, 10 July, FC Schalke 04’s supervisory board decided on a new division of responsibilities among club executives and held internal committee votes.

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Two Europa League games in the VELTINS-Arena

The VELTINS-Arena will host two Europa League games once the tournament resumes in August.

FC Schalke 04 v Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga for DFL

Football schedule: 2020/21 Bundesliga season begins 18th September

On Friday (10 July), the DFL (Deutsche Fußball Liga) released the schedule for the 2020/21 season. The Bundesliga is set to begin on 18 September. One week before that, the first round of the DFB-Pokal will be played.


No pre-season training camp in Mittersill

Unlike previous years, FC Schalke 04 will not be taking part in pre-season training camp in Mittersill, Austria, ahead of the 2020/21 season. The team had announced its training camp would take place from 21st to 29th August, which conflicts with other private bookings at the Hotel Schloss Mittersill. The hotel lacks the capacity to accommodate all these requests, which the club has taken into account.