Founded in 1904 at Ruhr Industrial Base, Germany, Schalke 04 is nicknamed “The Miners”, and it is also called “The Royal Blues” because of the traditional blue home jerseys. The “04” in the club’s name derives from its formation in 1904. The club has won seven Bundesliga titles, five German Cups, one German League Cup, one German Super Cup and one UEFA Cup.
Arena AufSchalke, known as Veltins-Arena is currently the new home ground for FC Schalke 04. Fans are able to visit the stadium when there are no matches being held, or you can take a ticket to watch a game held here to feel excitement and cheer on your favorite team.
The last runner-up of the Bundesliga that Schalke 04 has got dates back to the 2009-10 season, when the club was led by Felix Magath. Since then, Schalke 04 is not only the enemy of Bayern Munich and Dortmund.
Recently Schalke 04 won 2-1 over FC Augsburg, making it the runner-up of the Bundesliga in the 2017-18 season ahead of one round. The good performance should own to these excellent players, such as Thilo Kehrer, Nabil Bentaleb, Marko Pjaca and so on.
Marko Pjaca(born on 6 May 1995) is a Croatian professional footballer and plays as a winger for Schalke 04, on loan from Italian club Juventus, and Croatia national team.
Pjaca began his professional club at Croatian club Lokomotiva in 2012. After that, he joined Dinamo Zagreb in 2014 and helped the club win consecutive titles of Prva HNL and Croatian Cup in the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons. Pjaca transferred to Juventus in 2016, where he also won Serie A and Coppa Italia in his first season, but he was loaned out to Schalke 04. For the Croatia national team, Pjaca played games at UEFA Euro 2016, representing his country. His excellent performance made him get the Football Oscar award in 2015.
Thilo Kehrer was born on 21 September 1996 in Germany. The young player has helped Germany U-21 team won the U-21 Euros in 2017. It is possible for the potential player to become a world-famous and successful footballer.
Schalke 04 Home Shirt 2017-18
The home shirt continues the tradition of the club, so it is predominately blue with white details. A stylish V-neck collar brings a brand new appearance. Classic Adidas three stripes in white are put on both sides of the shirt. Besides, white brand logo and the sponsor’s logo are shown on the front. The club crest in blue and silver, the most important element for the club, is certainly printed on the left chest. The word “Wir Leben Dich(We love you)” is printed, too. Made from 100% re-cycled polyester, the shirt is part of Adidas sustainable project, reducing the impact on environment. What’s more, Adidas Climacool technology allows players to keep cool and dry in each game.
The Schalke 04 home football shirts are available at online stores along with other shorts and kits. Fans can choose your favorite one and wear it to show your support wherever you are.