Zenit v Schalke 04: Facts about our guests this Sunday

This Sunday we'll be hosting Schalke 04 from Germany, a club that we've had a working relationship with for 12 years. Here are some fun facts about the team from Gelsenkirchen.
Zenit v Schalke 04: Facts about our guests this Sunday
04

The number in the club's name refers to the year of their founding 1904.

7

Matches from 11 in the current Bundesliga that have ended in a draw for Schalke 04.

12

Years Schalke 04 and Zenit have had a working partnership.

3

Stars from the German club who've made a name for themselves in Russian football. Kevin Kuranyi scored 71 goals for the Gelsenkirchen club, which is the fourth highest in the club's entire history. After leaving the Bundesliga, the German hot-shot spent five years at Dynamo Moscow. Jefferson Farfan and Benedict Höwedes, both with Lokomotiv Moscow are the other two ex-Schalke men known to Russian football fans.

1

The number of UEFA Cups won by Schalke 04. They did it 10 years before us, in the 1996/97 season.

1963

The year the Bundesliga was created, Schalke 04 were one of the founding clubs.

0

Bundesliga titles won by Schalke 04.

2

Number of professional clubs managed by Schalke 04's 33-year-old boss Domenico Tedesco. The Italian never played professionally himself, instead beginning his coaching career early.

2001

The year of great change. The club left the old Parkstadion and moved to the new Veltins-Arena, one of the most modern stadiums in Europe. 60,000 can watch events at the multi-purpose stadium which has hosted World Cup games, American football, ice hockey and heavyweight boxing (Vladimir Klitschko v Ruslan Chagaev)!