Schalke 04 Logo Features Two Hidden Elements

Saturday, 22 December 2018
FC Schalke 04 wore special kits in the Bundesliga this week in honor of the club's tradition as mining club. What many of you may did not know is that the FC Schalke 04 logo does actually honors the mining tradition as well as the home city of the club, Gelsenkirchen.

FC Schalke 04 Logo Features 'Hidden' G And Hammer

The Schalke 04 logo is blue and white with the letter S for Schalke and the numbers 04 for the club's founding year, 1904. However, the Schalke 04 logo features two additional elements. A G and a hammer.

The G can be seen in the white background of the logo, while the hammer is blue and includes the S04 writing. We have highlighted the elements above.

But why does the FC Schalke 04 logo feature the letter G and the hammer.

The reason for Schalke's logo to feature the G and the hammer is actually simple. The G is included because in 1928, the city of Gelsenkirchen (Schalke's home city) contributed money for the Glückauf-Kampfbahn, Schalke's stadium back then. Out of gratitude FC Schalke 04 changed its name to FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke e.V. The miner hammer is included because of the club's origin as miners club.

Both the G and the hammer were much better visible before the club changed its logo several times to today's version.

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