FC Schalke 04: Kevin Kurányi looks at Derby

For no other club, Kevin Kurányi was in his active career as often on the football field as for the FC Schalke 04. In a total of 209 competitive games, the ex-goalkeeper carried the royal blue jersey. In retrospect on his career, the cult kicker falls many special moments.

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“It may sound a bit cheesy. But first and foremost, I remember the encounters with people on Schalke. Inclub, but also with the fans,” said Kurányi, who celebrates his 40th birthday this Wednesday, opposite The “WAZ”.

Especially like the former national player but the Derby victories against Borussia Dortmund thinks. “I still remember my second Bundesliga game for Schalke. We won 2: 1 in Dortmund and I made both goals,” Kurányi looked at past success against BVB.

Kuranyi sees Schalke on a good way

Meanwhile, the Kevin Kurányiing competition for FC Schalke 04 is called Darmstadt, Heidenheim or Paderborn. “The change after the descent was huge,” said Kurányi about the situation of his ex-club.

Nevertheless, the former attacker believes that the scarf in the 2nd Bundesliga are on a good way. “I find that the Schalke people responsible and Dimitrios Grammozis have mastered very well,” said Kurányi, who press “all thumbs” for the ascent race. Currently the Gelsenkirchener manages in the fifth place in the table.

Kurányi himself is now only extremely rarely on Schalke. “I am now a businesscasper,” Joked the EM participants of 2004 and 2008. With his family, Kurányi lives in Stuttgart, occupational as a consultant and is also involved in a real estate company. The ex-Schalke spends his birthday “very relaxed”.