2011–12 FC Schalke 04 season

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Schalke 04
2011–12 season
President Josef Schnusenberg
Head coach Ralf Rangnick (stepped down on 22 September 2011)
Seppo Eichkorn (caretaker; until 26 September 2011)
Huub Stevens (from 26 September 2011)
Stadium Veltins-Arena
Bundesliga 3rd
DFB-Pokal Round 3
UEFA Europa League Quarter-finals
Top goalscorer League:
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (29)

All:
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar (48)
Home colours
Away colours
Third colours

The 2011–12 season is the 108th season in Schalke 04's history. The team will compete in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and the UEFA Europa League. The team's top scorer is Klaas-Jan Huntelaar with 29 goals in the Bundesliga and 48 in total.

Review and events[edit]

Competitions[edit]

Legend[edit]

  Win   Draw   Loss

Bundesliga[edit]

Main article: 2011–12 Bundesliga

League table[edit]

Pos
Team
Pld
W
D
L
GF
GA
GD
Pts
Qualification or relegation
1 Borussia Dortmund (C) 34 25 6 3 80 25 +55 81 2012–13 UEFA Champions League Group stage
2 Bayern Munich 34 23 4 7 77 22 +55 73
3 Schalke 04 34 20 4 10 74 44 +30 64
4 Borussia Mönchengladbach 34 17 9 8 49 24 +25 60 2012–13 UEFA Champions League play-off round
5 Bayer Leverkusen 34 15 9 10 52 44 +8 54 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Group stage 1
6 VfB Stuttgart 34 15 8 11 63 46 +17 53 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Play-off round 1
7 Hannover 96 34 12 12 10 41 45 −4 48 2012–13 UEFA Europa League Third qualifying round 1
8 VfL Wolfsburg 34 13 5 16 47 60 −13 44
9 Werder Bremen 34 11 9 14 49 58 −9 42
10 1. FC Nürnberg 34 12 6 16 38 49 −11 42
11 1899 Hoffenheim 34 10 11 13 41 47 −6 41
12 SC Freiburg 34 10 10 14 45 61 −16 40
13 Mainz 05 34 9 12 13 47 51 −4 39
14 FC Augsburg 34 8 14 12 36 49 −13 38
15 Hamburger SV 34 8 12 14 35 57 −22 36
16 Hertha BSC (R) 34 7 10 17 38 64 −26 31 Bundesliga relegation play-off
17 1. FC Köln (R) 34 8 6 20 39 75 −36 30 Relegation to 2012–13 2. Bundesliga
18 1. FC Kaiserslautern (R) 34 4 11 19 24 54 −30 23

Updated to games played on 5 May 2012.
Source: Bundesliga official website
Rules for classification: 1) points; 2) goal difference; 3) number of goals scored
1The 2011–12 DFB-Pokal champions (Borussia Dortmund) and runners-up (Bayern Munich) qualified for the 2012–13 UEFA Champions League, thus the three Europa League places were distributed through league positions.


(C) = Champion; (R) = Relegated; (P) = Promoted; (E) = Eliminated; (O) = Play-off winner; (A) = Advances to a further round.
Only applicable when the season is not finished:
(Q) = Qualified to the phase of tournament indicated; (TQ) = Qualified to tournament, but not yet to the particular phase indicated; (RQ) = Qualified to the relegation tournament indicated; (DQ) = Disqualified from tournament.

Matches[edit]

DFB-Pokal[edit]

UEFA Europa League[edit]

Play-off round[edit]

Group stage[edit]

Group J
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
Germany Schalke 04 6 4 2 0 13 2 +11 14
Romania Steaua București 6 2 2 2 9 11 −2 8
Israel Maccabi Haifa 6 2 0 4 10 12 −2 6
Cyprus AEK Larnaca 6 1 2 3 4 11 −7 5

Knockout phase[edit]

Round of 32[edit]
Round of 16[edit]
Quarter-finals[edit]

Player information[edit]

Roster and statistics[edit]

As of 10 December 2011

Squad Season 2011-12
Sources:[2][3][4][5]
Player Bundesliga DFB-Pokal Europa League Totals
Player Nat. Birthday at Schalke 04 since Previous club Matches Goals Matches Goal Matches Goals Matches Goals
Goalkeepers
Ralf Fährmann Germany 27 September 1988 2011 Eintracht Frankfurt 9 0 0 0 4 0 13 0
Timo Hildebrand Germany 5 April 1979 2011 Sporting CP 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Mathias Schober Germany 8 April 1976 2007 Hansa Rostock 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Lars Unnerstall Germany 20 July 1990 2008 Preußen Münster 8 0 2 0 3 0 13 0
Defenders
Sergio Escudero Spain 2 September 1989 2010 Real Murcia 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0
Christian Fuchs Austria 20 July 1986 2011 Mainz 05 16 2 2 0 7 2 25 4
Tim Hoogland Germany 11 June 1985 2010 Mainz 05 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Benedikt Höwedes Germany 29 February 1988 2001 SG Herten-Langenbochum 13 1 2 0 6 0 21 1
Christoph Metzelder Germany 5 November 1980 2010 Real Madrid 6 0 0 0 2 0 8 0
Kyriakos Papadopoulos Greece 23 February 1992 2010 Olympiacos 15 0 2 1 7 2 24 3
Hans Sarpei Ghana 28 June 1976 2010 Bayer Leverkusen 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
Atsuto Uchida Japan 27 March 1988 2010 Kashima Antlers 5 0 0 0 5 0 10 0
Midfielders
Alexander Baumjohann Germany 23 January 1987 2010 Bayern Munich 6 0 1 0 5 0 12 0
Julian Draxler Germany 20 September 1993 2001 SSV Buer 07/28 15 0 1 0 8 2 24 2
Marco Höger Germany 16 September 1989 2011 Alemannia Aachen 10 0 2 0 7 0 19 0
Lewis Holtby Germany 18 September 1990 2011 Mainz 05 16 3 2 2 7 1 25 6
Jermaine Jones United States 3 November 1981 2011 Blackburn Rovers 9 0 2 0 3 0 14 0
José Manuel Jurado Spain 3 November 1981 2010 Atlético Madrid 10 0 1 0 5 0 16 0
Levan Kenia Georgia (country) 18 October 1990 2008 Lokomotivi Tbilisi 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Peer Kluge Germany 22 November 1980 2010 1. FC Nürnberg 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Joël Matip Cameroon 8 August 1991 2000 VfL Bochum 14 1 2 1 7 1 23 3
Jan Morávek Czech Republic 1 November 1989 2011 1. FC Kaiserslautern 6 0 2 0 4 0 12 0
Christoph Moritz Germany 27 January 1990 2011 Alemannia Aachen 2 0 0 0 2 0 4 0
Forwards
Jefferson Farfán Peru 26 October 1984 2008 PSV 10 2 1 0 5 0 16 2
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar Netherlands 12 August 1983 2010 Milan 15 14 2 5 7 6 24 25
Ciprian Marica Romania 2 October 1985 2011 VfB Stuttgart 10 0 2 0 6 1 18 1
Chinedu Obasi Nigeria 1 June 1986 2012 1899 Hoffenheim 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Teemu Pukki Finland 29 March 1990 2011 HJK 7 5 1 0 01 01 8 5
Raúl Spain 27 June 1977 2010 Real Madrid 16 7 2 2 5 1 23 10
Andreas Wiegel Germany 21 July 1991 2006 SC Paderborn 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

Transfers[edit]

In[edit]