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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Team Preview: FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V.

Official Web Site (In English, German, and Russian)

FC Schalke 04


The club was formed in 1904 in Gelsenkirchen by local high school students.

Team Colors

Blue and white.

Playing Stadium

Veltins-Arena. Capacity of almost 61,500.

Team Honors

German League Champions: 7 times. (All before the Bundesliga was formed in 1963).
German Cup: 4 times.
German League Cup: 1 time.
UEFA Cup: 1 time.
UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2 times.

European Players of the Year



The team is owned by its members. This is one of the most popular clubs in German football.


Mr. Josef Schnusenberg.

Head Coach

Mr. Mirko Slomka.

2007-2008 European Competition

Group phase of the Champions League.

Team roster and image courtesy of Wikipedia under the terms of their GNU Free Documentation License.

Position Player
1 Flag of Germany GK Manuel Neuer
2 Flag of Germany DF Heiko Westermann
3 Flag of Georgia (country) MF Levan Kobiashvili
4 Flag of Germany DF Mathias Abel
5 Flag of Brazil DF Marcelo Bordon (captain)
7 Flag of Uruguay MF Gustavo Varela
8 Flag of Germany MF Fabian Ernst
9 Flag of Denmark FW Søren Larsen
10 Flag of Croatia MF Ivan Rakitić
11 Flag of Denmark FW Peter Løvenkrands
13 Flag of Germany MF Jermaine Jones
14 Flag of Germany FW Gerald Asamoah
16 Flag of Uruguay DF Darío Rodríguez
17 Flag of Germany MF Mesut Özil

Position Player
18 Flag of Brazil DF Rafinha
19 Flag of Turkey FW Halil Altıntop
20 Flag of Serbia DF Mladen Krstajić
21 Flag of Uruguay MF Carlos Grossmüller
22 Flag of Germany FW Kevin Kurányi
23 Flag of Germany DF Benedikt Höwedes
24 Flag of Germany DF Christian Pander
25 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina MF Zlatan Bajramović
26 Flag of Germany MF Mimoun Azaouagh
28 Flag of Germany MF Markus Heppke
31 Flag of Germany DF Sebastian Boenisch
32 Flag of Germany GK Ralf Fährmann
33 Flag of Germany GK Mathias Schober
34 Flag of Croatia GK Toni Tapalović

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