“I am extremely pleased that our cooperation will continue until 2022”, says the chairman of Schalke’s management board Clemens Tönnies about the extension of the contract. “For years we have maintained close cooperation, which has been expanded again through the new contract.”
Alexander Jobst, the head of marketing at Schalke, also explained that with Gazprom “joint projects” would “also be implemented in the Chinese market”.
Gazprom has already been the sponsor of the team from Gelsenkirchen since 2007. According to information in the industry magazine “Sponsors”, the “Knappen” [Schalke] currently receive up to 20 million Euro per year from the Russian energy group.