Gazprom remains the sponsor of Schalke 04

Even though things are not going well from a sporting perspective, there is at least good news for the finances: Gazprom continues to be the main sponsor of the Bundesliga football club Schalke 04. The agreement between the Russian energy group and the club was extended by four years and now stands until the end of the 2021/22 season.

Schalke players Geis, Huntelaar and Schöpf.
Schalke 04 will play in the Europa League next season - but if they come in sixth or seventh place in the Bundesliga, then they must first survive qualification rounds.

“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.”


Projects in China

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.

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