Sunday, May 13, 2007

Schalke - Supporter Owned Club Close To German Title

Prior to the Manchester City Supporters Trust being formed we published an article about some of the top clubs in the world either being supporter owned or having an active supporters' trust. At that time ten of the world's top twenty clubs fell into that category including Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Arsenal. You can read again the full article here

The popular German football Club Schalke are currently the 14th largest club in the world and is also supporter owned. They are tantalisingly close to winning the Bundesliga for the first time in 49 years however, their loss this weekend could be the proverbial "spanner in the works". Anna Kessel from the Guardian wrote an excellent article on them and how they run their club, please take the time to read it here


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