Club facts: Schalke

FC Schalke 04 captain Olaf Thon holds up the trophy as he is surrounded by journalists after the German side's victory on penalties against FC Internazionale Milano in the 1997 UEFA Cup final
FC Schalke 04 captain Olaf Thon holds up the trophy as he is surrounded by journalists after the German side's victory on penalties against FC Internazionale Milano in the 1997 UEFA Cup final ©Getty Images

FC Schalke 04
Formed:
1904
Nickname:
S04, Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues), Die Knappen (The Miners)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup: 1997
• UEFA Intertoto Cup: 2003, 2004

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 7 (1958)
German Cup: 5 (2011)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup unless indicated otherwise)
2015/16: round of 32
2014/15:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2013/14:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2012/13:
UEFA Champions League round of 16
2011/12:
quarter-finals
2010/11:
UEFA Champions League semi-finals
2009/10:
did not take part in UEFA club competition
2008/09:
group stage (having transferred from UEFA Champions League third qualifying round)
2007/08: UEFA Champions League quarter-finals
2006/07: first round

Records
UEFA club competition
• Biggest home win
6-1: Schalke v HJK Helsinki
25/08/11, UEFA Europa League play-off second leg
5-0:
Schalke v Vardar
17/07/04, UEFA Intertoto Cup third round first leg

• Biggest away win
0-5: AEK Larnaca v Schalke
20/10/11, UEFA Europa League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Schalke v Real Madrid
26/02/14, UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg
0-5: Schalke v Chelsea
25/11/14, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-1: Manchester City v Schalke
15/04/70, European Cup Winners' Cup semi-final second leg
4-0: Atlético Madrid v Schalke
27/08/08, UEFA Champions League third qualifying round second leg

UEFA Europa League/UEFA Cup
• Biggest home win
6-1: Schalke v HJK Helsinki (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5: AEK Larnaca v Schalke (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Schalke v Wisła Kraków
10/12/02, third round second leg
0-3: Schalke v Shakhtar Donetsk
25/02/16, round of 32 second leg

• Heaviest away defeat
4-2: Magdeburg v Schalke
02/11/77, second round first leg
3-1: Nancy v Schalke
28/09/06, first round second leg
2-0 twice, most recently AFC Ajax v Schalke
13/04/17, quarter-final first leg