FC Koln vs FC Schalke Tickets
Game of football, that enjoys unmatched popularity across the globe, becomes more exciting and thrilling when competition is among teams that have a great history and enormous talent hidden in them, like a competition between FC Koln vs FC Schalke.
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FC Koln vs FC Schalke
In North Rhine-Westphalia is a place called Cologne, where football club named 1. FC Koln is based. It plays in the German Association Football, and has its history starting from 1948 when it was founded after the merger of SpVgg Sulz 07 and Kolner Ballspiel club 1901. Currently the club plays its home games at the RheinEnergieStadion, a stadium that is located at their home town, having a capacity of approximately 50,000 spectators. The club plays at the Bundesliga, the premier football league in Germany.
The team is also called as Die Giebocke, a German nickname that means The Billy Goats in English. It comes from the mascot of the club which is a goat named Hennes. Basically Hennes is a tribute to the star player that played for the club for a long time, and later also served as the manager of the team, named Hennes Weisweiler. Sometimes the club is also nicknamed as simply FC, in the local dialect and pronunciation where it is pronounced with an emphasis on F instead of C, like “EF-tsay”. FC in other parts of Germany is considered simply an abbreviation for Football Club.
The large club whose subsidiary is FC Koln also patronizes games like gymnastics, hand ball and table tennis. Some of the main rivals for FC Koln include clubs like Bayer 04 Leverkusen, Borussia Monchengladbach and Fortuna Dusseldorf. One thing that is common among all these clubs and FC Koln is that they are all situated near the river Rhine. Apart from these teams, some other teams are also considered to be tough competition for FC Koln, including FC Schalke.
Also from North Rhine-Westphalia, based at the Schalke district of Gelsenkirchen comes the German association football club FC Schalke, with the full name of Fuβball Club Gelsenkirchen Schalke 04. The club has a long history, being founded in 1904, but seeing some of the greatest successes in 1930s and 1940s. Having a remarkable track record, the club continues to be one of the most popular football clubs in Germany. The sports club that patronizes FC Schalke 04 is one of the largest clubs in Germany, with over 90,000 members, of which FC Schalke 04 makes the greatest part. The club, apart from football, also promotes games like Track and field, handball and basketball.
In history, FC Schalke 04 has won some great sporting events, with its first big victory coming in 1997 when they defeated Internazionale and won UEFA Cup, held at Milan, Italy. The competition was neck to neck and decision of the match was done on the basis of penalty kicks that eventually settled in favor of FC Schalke 04. A privilege that this club possesses is that it has Pope John Paul II as its honorary member since 1987.
Some of the arch rivals for this club include clubs like Borussia Dortmund while has a collaboration with another club named Nuremberg. The club plays its home games at the stadium called Veltins-Arena in their home town Gelsenkirchen. Josef Schnusenberg is the President of the club, while manager for the team is currently Ralf Rangnick.
With both teams having great talent and winning potential in them, performing consistently well in their games, a competition between them is surely going to be an exciting one. FC Koln vs FC Schalke tickets are sure to satisfy anyone who wishes to watch a close competition of football among teams that know the real spirit of the game, and not ready to lose at any cost!
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