Ralf Fährmann


Ralf Fährmann: We’ve taken a step forwards

Following the successful friendly against KAS Eupen (3-1 win), the Royal Blues’ full attention turns towards the home game against Hamburger SV on Saturday (20/1, 20:30 CET), which simultaneously marks the start of the second half of the season.


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.


Ralf Fährmann, Tim Skarke and Cedric Brunner out for the time being

In the shape of Ralf Fährmann, Tim Skarke and Cedric Brunner, three Royal Blue players had to be substituted due to injury during the 5-2 home win against Hertha BSC.


Ralf Fährmann: Heart, passion, commitment

When the players of FC Schalke 04 take to the pitch against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim on Easter Sunday (9/4, 19:30 CEST), they will be greeted by several thousand Royal Blue fans who have made the trip to Sinsheim to support their side.


Ralf Fährmann is Schalke’s Player of the Month for February

Schalke’s goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann played four matches in February and conceded just one goal. As a result, 52% of fans voted for him as Player of the Month, presented by Hagedorn. Moritz Jenz and Maya Yoshida came second and third in the vote respectively.


Ralf Fährmann: A tight-knit group where everyone has done their bit

After an exhausting 90+7 minutes against VfB Stuttgart on Saturday (25/2), the relief was even greater from a Schalke perspective as referee Deniz Aytekin blew up with the team 2-1 ahead. There were hugs between the players and after that, the ‘Knappen’ enjoyed celebrating with the fans.


Ralf Fährmann: We’re not playing like a side bottom of the league

Four games, four clean sheets – Ralf Fährmann has been Schalke’s first-choice goalkeeper since matchday 18 and is yet to concede a goal at all this season. After Sunday’s (19/2) goalless draw in Berlin, he has now played 360 minutes without letting a goal in, though Union rarely threatened yesterday. Nevertheless, ‘Ralle’ still had to make a good save from Danilho Doekhi’s effort in the 23rd minute, tipping his left-footed strike over the bar.


Ralf Fährmann: We need to get our rewards for the work we put in

FC Schalke 04 were able to take a point away from Borussia Mönchengladbach. At full-time, the general feeling was somewhere between satisfaction and unhappiness. Not much was missing from the performance to get the win, apart from that most important thing: the winning goal. There was no reason to linger and grumble about the game, though, as goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann emphasised after the final whistle.


Ralf Fährmann: “We will take on the next challenges together”

Ralf Fährmann will have imagined his first game after signing his newly adjusted contract, which was announced at the start of the week, would go a little differently. The Schalke 04 keeper and his team had to settle for a 1-1 draw against FC Erzgebirge Aue on Friday (13th August). “We were playing at home and we expected more from ourselves,” commented the 32-year-old. “So naturally, we are very disappointed.”


Schalke 04 and Ralf Fährmann agree new contract terms

The Royal Blues have come to an agreement with goalkeeper Ralf Fährmann to extend his current contract, which was due to run until 2023. Goalkeeper Fährmann agreed to a restructuring of his wages, and the newly agreed contract will now run until the end of the 2024/2025 season.


Ralf Fährmann back in team training

After spending two weeks in quarantine, Ralf Fährmann has returned to team training. The goalkeeper tested positive for coronavirus on 19 July and was therefore unable to help Schalke in the first two league games of the season against Hamburger SV and Holstein Kiel.


Ralf Fährmann: That just wasn’t good enough

Despite a 2-0 lead at half time, Schalke were beaten in Sinsheim on Saturday afternoon by TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Both head coaches spoke to the media about the game, while Sead Kolasinac and Ralf Fährmann also discussed the defeat.