Max Meyer and Leroy Sane (l-r.) are prime examples of FC Schalke 04 youth academy products excelling on a weekly basis in the Bundesliga - © © imago / Eibner
Max Meyer and Leroy Sane (l-r.) are prime examples of FC Schalke 04 youth academy products excelling on a weekly basis in the Bundesliga - © © imago / Eibner
Bundesliga

Praiseworthy Schalke putting homegrown talent first

Cologne - FC Schalke 04’s last-gasp 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin was as much a triumph of the Royal Blues' never-say-die-attitude as it was of the club's renowned Knappenschmiede youth academy.

Knappenschmiedecore

No fewer than five graduates of the Knappenschmiede were named in the starting line-up on Matchday 9, including goal-scoring captain Benedikt Höwedes and match-winner Max Meyer.

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