Formed in 1904, Schalke 04 is among Germany's most popular clubs and formed a strong association with the Ruhr's mining community in the 1900s. Those traditions continue today as they attempt to become more consistent.
Though they are one of its founding members, the Royal Blues haven't won the German Bundesliga. Instead, the club enjoyed great success between 1930 and 1963, winning seven league championships. In 1997, Schalke won their first European honor: the UEFA Cup. All Schalke-related content from DW Sports is curated below:
Born in Ghana, Gerald Asamoah came to Germany as a child and went on to play in the Bundesliga and for Germany. He spoke to DW about the Africa Cup of Nations and why African players are in such high demand.
Struggling Schalke may just have had a huge say in the Bundesliga title race with a dramatic 4-2 derby win over nine-man Dortmund. Both Marco Reus and Marius Wolf were sent off for BVB as Schalke sealed a famous victory.
Constrasting but comfortable wins for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund keep the title race tight with four games left. At the other end, Stuttgart and Schalke's tradition and fan bases can't save them from their woes.
Bayern Munich emphatically beat Dortmund, RB Leipzig secure an important win in Leverkusen and Schalke ask VAR-related questions on Twitter. Catch up with all the top talking points from Matchday 28 in the Bundesliga.