Kenan Karaman


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.


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.


Kenan Karaman: I’m leading by example and trying to pull the team along with me

Kenan Karaman has been involved in four goals in the Royal Blues’ last three games, and he wants to build on his recent performances against former club Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday (25th November, 20:30 CET). In this interview with, the 29-year-old speaks about his time in the Rhineland, reacting to the loss to Elversberg and his leadership role in the team.


Kenan Karaman: Karel Geraerts managed to get in our heads

With his 76th minute goal, Kenan Karaman made the Schalke fans inside the VELTINS-Arena roar on Saturday (28.10). Despite going 3-1 up, the game was still not over; Hannover got another goal back just before the final whistle through a penalty from Marcel Halstenberg, but the Royal Blues managed to see out the victory.


Tauer given all-clear – Karaman and Drexler out for coming weeks

The players that suffered an injury in the away game at Eintracht Braunschweig underwent tests and scans on Monday (21/8) back in Gelsenkirchen. Head coach Thomas Reis will now be without two of his players.


Kenan Karaman: Want to provide the team with goals and assists

He won the free kick in the run-up to 1-0, scored the second goal himself, and provided the assist for the third goal of the evening: Kenan Karaman was involved in every goal scored at the VELTINS Arena on Saturday (05/08) against 1. FC Kaiserslautern. “The game went really well for me”, said the 29-year-old. “But what’s more important is that we can look back on a successful evening with regards to our team performance. The three points were vital for not only the league table, but also for our winning mentality following the loss against Hamburg.”


Kenan Karaman: I’m going to give my best!

Kenan Karaman has two aims for the 2023/24 season, which kicks off on Friday with a trip to Hamburg (28/7). The forward wants to secure promotion back to the Bundesliga with the Royal Blues and then take part in EURO 2024 with Turkey. He spoke to just before the start of the season, discussing the opening match against HSV, his goal in the Revierderby, his relationship with the fans and special games in the second division.


Squad update ahead of first training session of pre-season

Pre-season for the 2023/24 campaign kicks off for FC Schalke 04’s first team at 11:00 CEST on Monday 26th June at Parkstadion. Six members of the squad are set to miss the first team training session, which will be streamed live on S04’s official YouTube channel.


Euro qualifiers: Uronen wins comfortably with Finland, Karaman yet to feature

Following the end of the 2022/23 season, Jere Uronen, who is still with Schalke until 30th June, and Kenan Karaman went away with their respective national teams. The pair had reason to celebrate on Monday evening as both Finland and Turkey secured wins in the European Championship qualifiers.


Henning Matriciani and Tom Krauß named in final Germany U21s squad for European Championship

Henning Matriciani and Tom Krauß have been named in the final Germany U21s squad for the upcoming tournament in Romania and Georgia, to be held between 21st June and 8th July. Sepp van den Berg will also be involved in the tournament with the Netherlands. Elsewhere, Ibrahima Cissé will be in action with Mali in the U23 Africa Cup of Nations. Kenan Karaman, Jere Uronen, Alex Král and Rodrigo Zalazar are all also on international duty.


Kenan Karaman: Everyone has to be ready

Kenan Karaman set up the goal to make it 3-1 with a run down the right wing and the vision to find Simon Terodde. It was an important goal and a good response to Hertha scoring to make it 2-1 just before half time.

FC Schalke 04 – Borussia Dortmund

Kenan Karaman: I still can’t quite believe it

A Revierderby goal is always special, but for Kenan Karaman, it meant so much more. The substitute’s 79th-minute header drew Schalke level for the second time in the match against Borussia Dortmund. It was a symbolic goal, above all for Karaman himself.