Mercedes-Benz JuniorCup January 6 & 7, 2017

FC Schalke 04

Right after the VfB Stuttgart, in the endless ranking list of the tournament, follows Schalke 04 with twelve participations and three titles. In 2013 and 2014, the "scanty" won in Sindelfingen,  and in 2015 the team became third. Promoting young talents has been something special in Schalke for many years. In 2014, three world champion learned how to play soccer there; Mesut Özil, Benedikt Höwedes and Manuel Neuer. The next generation with Julian Draxler, Max Meyer, Ralf Fährmann or Joel Matip is not less interesting - not to mention Leroy Sané. Small business trip: These professionals alone have a current market value of 224 million euros. Three of these eight players still play at Schalke. The guarantor for this success is Coach Norbert Elbert. The trainer was honored for the tenth Junior Cup participation in Sindelfingen last year. Currently, the Schalke players are leading the division in the strong U19 Bundesliga Group West before famous clubs such as Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen, Borussia Mönchengladbach or 1. FC Cologne.


Trainer: Norbert Elgert
Co-Trainer: Morton Möllers
Physiotherapist: Tim Roussis
Team Manager: Maik Helsper

Alper Ademoglu | Nassim Boujellab | Lennart Czyborra
Tobias Fleckstein | Benjamin Goller | Luke Hemmerich
Erdinc Karakas | Florian Krüger | Jannis Kübler
Weston McKennie | Timon Moritz Weiner | Haji Wright

Schalke at the Junior Cup:
12 participations: 3 times first place and 1 time third place.

Youth Players of Schalke:
Rüdiger Abramczyk | Julian Draxler | Ralf Fährmann
Benedikt Höwedes | Ernst Kuzorra | Reinhard Libuda
Joel Matip | Max Meyer | Manuel Neuer | Mesut Özil
Leroy Sané | Fritz Szepan | Olaf Thon

Tournament schedule FC Schalke 04
Time Opponent
1:23 pm -
1:43 pm
   Leicester City
2:32 pm -
2:52 pm
   RB Leipzig
4:27 pm -
4:47 pm
   Rosenborg Trondheim
6:01 pm -
6:20 pm
   VfB Stuttgart
Time Opponent
11:50 am -
12:10 pm
   TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
1:25 pm -
1:45 pm
   Leicester City