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Where does the football club Schalke 04 come from?

Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V., commonly known as FC Schalke 04 (German: [ɛf tseː ˈʃalkə nʊl fiːɐ̯]), Schalke or abbreviated as S04 (German: [ˈɛs nʊl fiːɐ̯]), is a professional German association-football club and multi-sports club originally from the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen, North Rhine-Westphalia.

When did Schalke 04 start playing table tennis?

In the 1952–53 season, the FC Schalke 04 table tennis department competed for a year in the big leagues, up unto the foundation of the table tennis Bundesliga in 1966, the top division in Germany. In the 2013–14 season S04 table tennis department competed in the Westphalia district league.

How big is the stadium at Schalke 04?

Schalke’s stadium, known as the Veltins-Arena under a sponsorship agreement with Veltins brewery, was completed in the summer of 2001 and has a capacity of 62,271 spectators. Schalke regularly draws sell-out crowds to what is widely regarded as one of the most modern and best multi-use facilities in Europe.

When did Schalke 04 change their name to the Royal Blues?

In 1924, the football team parted ways with the gymnasts again, this time taking the club chairman along with them. They took the name FC Schalke 04 and adopted the now familiar blue and white kit from which their second nickname would derive, Die Königsblauen (English: The Royal Blues).

How did Schalke 04 get their name Die Knappen?

Schalke’s early years. 1900s typical mining structure in the Ruhr, source of the Schalke nickname Die Knappen – from an old German word for “miners”– because the team drew so many of its players and supporters from the coalmine workers of Gelsenkirchen.

How much money does Schalke 04 make a year?

In terms of operating income, Schalke possesses the seventh-highest of any football club at $ 64.4 million or £ 38.2 million ( € 48 million), and 0 per cent debt as of August 2014. Schalke also generates the 14th-highest revenue of any football club, at “$265.6 million or £157.8 million (€198 million)”.

How many goals has Ebbe Sand scored for Schalke?

Ebbe Sand scored 104 goals in 282 appearances for Schalke between 1999 and 2006. Klaas-Jan Huntelaar scored 128 goals in 249 appearances for Schalke between 2010 and 2021.