Fußball-Club Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04, commonly known as simply Schalke 04 is a big German football club based in the city of Gelsenkirchen. The team play in the Bundesliga, the highest tier of German football, and have been a major force in recent years. The team play at the Veltins-Arena and are nicknamed the Miners. Schalke have been strong in recent years although had a poor season in 08/09 when they finished 9th after managing to finish 2nd and 3rd in two previous years before. The club's finest moment probably came in 1997 when they won the UEFA Cup 1-0 against Internazionale with a goal scored by club legend Marc Wilmots. Their current stars include German goalkeeper Manuel Neuer Brazillian wing-back Rafinha and Peruvian Jefferson Farfan. The team's manager is Felix Magath.
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