FC Schalke 04 II

FC Schalke 04 II are the reserve team of German association football club FC Schalke 04. Until 2005 the team played as FC Schalke 04 Amateure.

FC Schalke 04 II
Full nameFußballclub Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e. V.
Nickname(s)Die Königsblauen (The Royal Blues)
Die Knappen (The Miners)
Founded1904 (club)
Executive BoardChristian Heidel
Alexander Jobst
Peter Peters
ManagerTorsten Fröhling
LeagueOberliga Westfalen (V)

The team has qualified for the first round of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, on two occasions. They currently play in the tier five Oberliga Westfalen.


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.[1]

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.[2][3]

The team has played in the DFB-Pokal twice, qualifying for the first round in 1994–95 and 2001–02, going out to VfL Wolfsburg in 1994 and VfL Bochum in 2001.[4][5]


The team's honours:

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club:[6][7]

Year Division Tier Position
1999–2000 Oberliga Westfalen IV 2nd
2000–01 Oberliga Westfalen 5th
2001–02 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd
2002–03 Oberliga Westfalen 1st↑
2003–04 Regionalliga Nord III 16th↓
2004–05 Oberliga Westfalen IV 3rd
2005–06 Oberliga Westfalen 3rd
2006–07 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd
2007–08 Oberliga Westfalen 2nd↑
2008–09 Regionalliga West 15th
2009–10 Regionalliga West 12th
2010–11 Regionalliga West 11th
2011–12 Regionalliga West 11th
2012–13 Regionalliga West 3rd
2013–14 Regionalliga West 6th
2014–15 Regionalliga West 11th
2015–16 Regionalliga West 10th
2016–17 Regionalliga West 16th↓
2017–18 Oberliga Westfalen V 6th
2018–19 Oberliga Westfalen 1st↑
Promoted Relegated


Since the 2008–09 season FC Schalke 04 II play at the Mondpalast-Arena in Herne.


Current squad

As of 22 August 2019[8]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
GK Krystian Wozniak
GK Sören Ahlers
DF Phil Halbauer
DF Jonathan Riemer
DF Sandro Plechaty
DF Björn Liebnau
DF Görkem Can
DF Mike Jordan
DF Fabian Lübbers
MF Jason Ceka
MF Christian Eggert
No. Position Player
MF Berkan Firat
MF Philip Fontein
MF Marcel Langer
MF Nick Taitague
MF Jan Eric Hempel
MF Jānis Grīnbergs
MF Jonas Hofmann
MF Umar Saho Sarho
FW Randy Gyamenah
FW Fatih Candan

Current technical staff

Position Name
U-23 coach Gerald Asamoah
Head coach Torsten Fröhling
Assistant coach Tomasz Wałdoch
Goalkeeping coach Christian Wetklo
Fitness coach Markus Zetlmeisl
Physiotherapist Marc Magnier
Team caretaker Peter Nahke
Team caretaker Michael Bruske

Managers since 1992


  1. Historic German football league tables (in German) Das Deutsche Fussball Archiv, accessed: 29 January 2015
  2. Oberliga Westfalen tables and results (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  3. Regionalliga West tables and results (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  4. 1994–95 DFB-Pokal (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  5. 2001–02 DFB-Pokal (in German) Weltfussball.de, accessed: 29 January 2015
  6. Das deutsche Fußball-Archiv (in German) Historical German domestic league tables
  7. Fussball.de – Ergebnisse (in German) Tables and results of all German football leagues
  8. "Kader - Kappenschmiede" (in German). schalke04.de. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
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