According to the latest data, Schalke 04 ranks the fourth in German football clubs, which has been improved its success. Futball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as FC Schalke 04, is a traditional and strong football club in Germany and Europe competing in Bundesliga that is a top football league in the world. The club was founded in the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia in 1904, so it is called Die Knappen (The Miners) because its location was a coal-mining centre. In addition, it has another nickname Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues) because of its traditional blue home jersey.
As a strong club, FC Schalke 04 has got lots of champions. It got seven champions of Bundesliga, five titles of Deutscher Fussball Bund Pokal. It won DFL-Supercup in 2011, DFB-Liga-Pokal in 2005, and UEFA Europa League in 1996-97 season.
FC Schalke 04 is a club with a long history but a young style. It has countless football fans around the world.
Veltins-Arena is the home stadium of FC Schalke 04 located in Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has a league capacity of 62,271 (standing and seated) and an international capacity of 54,740 (seated only). The 2004 UEFA Champions League Final and 5 matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup were held here. Most noticeably, the stadium has a retractable roof and a retractable pitch. Loyal fans who want to know the ins and outs of the stadium can experience it through an exclusive stadium tour (on days outside of sporting events). You can feel the excitement and passion here.
Together with Adidas, FC Schalke 04 officially released Schalke 04 Away Football Shirt in May, 2017 for the coming 2017-18 season. It would make its match debut on May 20th when Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues) closed out their Bundesliga season at Ingolstadt.
White is the main color of the new away shirt with a blue round collar. There are also blue elements shown on the shirts to contrast with the white base of the kit. Adidas three stripes are placed on the shoulders this time. The front of the shirt is adorned with an embroidered FC Schalke 04 crest, Adidas logo and light blue heat-applied sponsor logo. The “04” in the club’s name derives from its formation in 1904. Besides, the cuffs of the short-sleeved shirt are blue, too.
The sliver-gray prints on the front of the shirt are inspired by the classic shirts worn in 1992-94 season in order to pay tribute to these legendary Schalke jerseys. The iconic shirts have been transformed into a contemporary design. At the back of the collar, there is a slogan “Wir leben dich(We live depending on you.)”.
Blue shorts and white socks with “S04” and blue stripes complete the away shirt. The kit is made from 100% of polyester reducing the impact on environment.
The away shirts are being sold at Cheap Football Shirts Replica and UK Soccer Shop. It is a must for all FC Schalke 04 fans.
“This new away shirt perfectly combines the tradition of the retro 1990s’ shirts and the classic design of loyal blue and white shirts.” said Alexander Jobst, the marketing director of the club.