Head Coach: Domenico Tedesco
Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V. is a football club based in the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia. The 04 in the club’s name is derived from its formation in 1904. Schalke has been one of the recognized football clubs in Germany. Commonly known as FC Schalke 04, it is a professional German association that plays in the Bundesliga, the highest-caliber football league in the country. In 2015, Schalke was ranked as the seventh-best football team in Europe by UEFA’s 2015 UEFA club rankings.
Schalke 04 boasts numerous achievements throughout its entire existence, the most notable of which are the seven German championship titles. Following this are five DFB-Pokals, one DFL-Supercup, and one UEFA Supercup. Schalke 04 also succeeded as the first German club to claim both German championship and DFB-Pokal titles in the same year.
Schalke’s has a long-standing rivalry with neighboring club Borussia Dortmund. This is arguably one of the most notable rivalries in the Bundesliga and German football in general. Matches between the two clubs is called the Revierderby.