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Greatest Schalke Players Ever – Top 10 Legends

3. Klaus Fischer

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Fischer made 535 Bundesliga appearances for TSV 1860 München, FC Schalke 04, 1. FC Köln and VfL Bochum. He is Schalke’s top scorer in Bundesliga with 182 goals in 295 gmaes. As well as being Schalke’s all-time top scorer, he also ranks as the Bundesliga’s second highest scorer of all time.

With Schalke 04, he won the German Cup in 1972. Capped 45 times for West Germany. He also scored a famous bicycle kick goal in extra time in the 1982 World Cup semi-finals against France.

2. Fritz Szepan

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Szepan is among Germany’s greatest midfielder and greatest Schalke players ever. He played in both 1934 and 1938 World Cup Finals. In 1938, Szepan was named captain of the “Unified Germany” team shortly after the Anschluss at the 1936 World Cup Finals. He was also the captain of the 1934 team.

Szepan played his entire career with Schalke 04 from 1925 and 1950. He was voted as the club’s greatest ever player. He formed a famous partnership with Ernst Kuzorra at the club.

1. Ernst Kuzorra

During his entire career, Ernst Kuzorra played for Schalke 04, whom he led to six national championships and one national cup between 1923 to 1950. A highly athletic, technical, and prolific forward, Kuzorra is also commonly regarded as one of the greatest German forwards before the War.

He is commonly regarded as the greatest Schalke player of all time alongside his brother-in-law Fritz Szepan. He was one of the main axes of what became known as the “Schalker Kreisel”.


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