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Schalke 04

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Established
1904 (117 years old)

Sport
Soccer

Stadium/Home
Veltins-Arena
(62,271 Capacity)

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Location
Gelsenkirchen, Germany

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League
German 2. Bundesliga

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Upcoming Events
04 Dec 21 St Pauli   -  Schalke 04
10 Dec 21 Schalke 04   -  Nurnberg
18 Dec 21 Hamburg   -  Schalke 04
16 Jan 22 Schalke 04   -  Holstein Kiel
23 Jan 22 Aue   -  Schalke 04

Latest Results
27 Nov 21 Schalke 04  5 - 2  Sandhausen
20 Nov 21 Werder Bremen  1 - 1  Schalke 04
07 Nov 21 Schalke 04  2 - 4  Darmstadt
29 Oct 21 FC Heidenheim  1 - 0  Schalke 04
26 Oct 21 Munich 1860  1 - 0  Schalke 04

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Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04 (Schalke 04, or abbreviated as S04, is a professional German football and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The "04" in the club's name derives from its formation in 1904. Schalke has long been one of the most popular professional football teams and multi-sports club in Germany, even though the club's heyday was in the 1930s and 1940s. Schalke play in the 2. Bundesliga, the second tier of the German football league system, as a result of the 2020–21 relegation. As of June 2018, the club has 155,000 members, making it the second-largest sports club in Germany and the fourth-largest sports club in the world in terms of membership. Other activities offered by the club include athletics, basketball, handball, table tennis, winter sports and eSports.

Founded in 1904, Schalke has won seven German championships, five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup and one UEFA Cup. Schalke also succeeded as the first German club to win a cup double in 1937.

Since 2001, Schalke's stadium has been the Veltins-Arena. Schalke holds a long-standing rivalry with Ruhr neighbours Borussia Dortmund, arguably one of the most widespread and well-known rivalries in German football, and matches between the two teams are referred to as the Revierderby.

Schalke was ranked as the 31st-best football team in Europe by UEFA's 2020 UEFA club rankings, and ranked 7th-best in 2015 UEFA club rankings.

In terms of operating income, Schalke possesses the seventh-highest of any football club at $64.4 million or £38.2 million (€48 million), and 0 per cent debt as of August 2014. Schalke also generates the 14th-highest revenue of any football club, at "$265.6 million or £157.8 million (€198 million)".

In May 2014, Schalke 04 were ranked by Forbes magazine as the 14th-most valuable football club, at "£355 million or $599 million (€446 million)", an increase of 16 per cent from the previous year.

Team Members
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Ivan
Rakitic
#4



Rafinha
#13


Heiko
Westermann



Jermaine
Jones



Mohamed
Amsif



Gerald
Asamoah



Jefferson
Farfan



Vasileios
Pliatsikas



Halil
Altintop



Lewis
Holtby



Christoph
Moritz
#13


Jan
Moravek
#14


Levan
Kobiashvili



Danny
Latza
#6


Lukas
Schmitz
#7


Marvin
Pourie



Orlando
Engelaar



Bernd
Dreher



Manuel
Neuer
#1


Joel
Matip
#32


Peter
Lovenkrands



Benedikt
Howedes



Tore
Reginiussen
#4


Philipp
Hofmann
#33


Ralf
Fahrmann
#1


Timo
Becker
#31


Carlos
Zambrano
#5

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Stadium or Home

Veltins-Arena (originally Arena AufSchalke ) is a football stadium in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It opened in 2001, as the new home ground for German Bundesliga club Schalke 04.

It hosted the 2004 UEFA Champions League final and 5 matches in the 2006 FIFA World Cup, including a quarter-final. It has a league capacity of 61,482 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 53,951 (seated only). The stadium has a retractable roof and a retractable pitch. The naming rights to the stadium were sold on 1 July 2005 to the German brewery Veltins.

Plans to construct a new stadium emerged in the late 1990s, as fans and managers sought to move out of the outdated Parkstadion, and create a thoroughly modern multifunctional arena. Following Schalke 04's historic 1997 victory in the UEFA Cup, and the club's upcoming 100th anniversary in 2004, the contract to construct a €186 million stadium was given in 1998 to the German construction firm HBM.

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