Will Real Madrid continue their brilliant run in Europe as they host Schalke 04 at Santiago Bernabeu?
The mining collieries of Gelsenkirchen may now just be a monument, but the city hasnai??i??t forgotten its mining roots. Schalke 04ai??i??s youth academy Knappenshmiede which literally means ai???Minerai??i??s Forgeai??? Ai??has been unearthing precious footballing talents for years now. Situated in North Rhine-Westphalia, Schalker Knappenshmiede has been one of the major contributors for the golden generation of football in Germany. Established superstars like Manuel Neuer, Benedikt HAi??wedes, Mesut Ozil along with future prospects like Julian Draxler, Max Meyer, Kaan Ayhan to name a few, have been brought up through the youth ranks of Schalke. The club now boasts one of the best youth academies in Germany and in Europe as well. Ai??Origins: Started out as a development program Ai??in 1991, the academy was formed in 1998 with German Football Associationai??i??s vision to promote and develop football from grassroots level. The full fledged youth setup took a long road in achieving the present position. According to its Sporting Director Horst Heldt, the […]
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