Champions League Round of 8… FC Schalke 04

With the UEFA Champions League resuming play this week, we thought it would be nice to familiarize everyone with the remaining 8 teams.  Most of them will be familiar to everyone, but there are a few surprises… So let’s take a look at the “other” team from the Bundesliga, FC Schalke 04

(the UEFA Champions League history contains figures starting from the ’92/’93 season – when it included more than just the champions of each league)

Name – Schalke 04

Nicknames – The Royal Blues, or the “blue and white knappen” – knappe meaning “miner who has graduated past his apprenticeship”

Established – 1924 (as FC Schalke 04 – founded in 1904 as Westfalia Schalke)

League –  The German Bundesliga (currently in tenth place)

  • Team leading scorer – Raul, with 12 goals

Stadium – VELTINS-Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany – Since  2001 – 61,673 capacity

UEFA Champions League history (from ’92 til today)

  • Total record – 12-6-12
  • This year marks the first year Schalke has made it to the knockout stages, advancing past Valencia in the round of 16
  • This round’s opponent is Internazionale – the two teams have never met in the Champions League
  • Schalke’s leading scorer in this year’s competition – Farfan with 4 goals

Official Website

Arena info via

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