FC Schalke 04 II
|Full name||Fußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.|
|Nickname(s)||Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)|
Die Knappen (The Miners)
|Executive Board||Christian Heidel|
|League||Oberliga Westfalen (V)|
The team first made an appearance in the highest football league in Westphalia when it won promotion to the tier three Verbandsliga Westfalen in 1964 but was relegated again in 1966. It made a return to the league in 1978 when the Oberliga Westfalen was established as the tier above the Verbandsliga but was once more relegated in 1980. It returned to the league for a third time in 1986 and played there until 1992 when a division championship took the team up to the Oberliga Westfalen.
The team played for three seasons against relegation in the Oberliga until 1995, when it dropped back to the Verbandsliga. It returned to the Oberliga again in 1997, now as a much stronger side. A league championship in the Oberliga earned the club promotion to the Regionalliga Nord in 2003 but it was relegated again immediately. Four more Oberliga seasons followed until 2008 when the team qualified for the new Regionalliga West where it has played since.
The team's honours:
- With the introduction of the Regionalligas in 1994 and the 3. Liga in 2008 as the new third tier, below the 2. Bundesliga, all leagues below dropped one tier. In 2000 all clubs from the disbanded Regionalliga West/Südwest from North Rhine-Westphalia joint the Regionalliga Nord, in 2008 these clubs left the league again to join the new Regionalliga West.
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Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Current technical staff
Managers since 1992
Klaus Fischer (1992–1995) Klaus Täuber (1995–2002) Gerhard Kleppinger (2002–2005) Mike Büskens (2005–2008) Sven Kmetsch (2008) Markus Högner (2008–2009) Oliver Ruhnert (2009–2010) Michael Boris (2010–2011) Bernhard Trares (2011–2014) Jürgen Luginger (2014–2017) Onur Cinel (2017–2018) Torsten Fröhling (2018–)
- Historic German football league tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 29 January 2015
- Oberliga Westfalen tables and results (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
- Regionalliga West tables and results (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
- 1994–95 DFB-Pokal (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
- 2001–02 DFB-Pokal (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
- Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
- Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
- "Kader - Kappenschmiede" (in German). schalke04.de. Retrieved 31 July 2018.