Mathias Schober

Mathias Schober ( born April 8, 1976 in Marl ) is a former German football goalkeeper.



Before Mathias Schober 1990 moved to FC Schalke 04, he played in Germania Lenkerbeck, TuS 05 Sinsen and SpVg Marl. For the 1994/95 season he made ​​the leap into the professional squad.


FC Schalke 04

In the season 1996/97 he played his first league game when he came off the bench in a 0-2 home defeat against SC Freiburg in the 76th minute for Jens Lehmann. On 21 May 1997, he was with Schalke UEFA Cup winner against Inter Milan.

Lending to Hamburg

Since he left Oliver Reck in the goal of FC Schalke 04, which hardly came into use (25 Bundesliga and three UEFA Cup appearances in five years ), he was 1 September 2000 for the rest of the season 2000/ 01 at the Hamburg SV borrowed, for which he completed three Bundesliga appearances. There Schober took on Matchday 34 in the Bundesliga in injury time of the match against FC Bayern München in a controversial back pass with his hand; at this time of the season last match day of the FC Schalke 04 German master would have been. The subsequent free kick from a few meters from goal turned Patrik Andersson for a 1-1 draw. Thus, the FC Bayern won the championship.

Hansa Rostock

In the 2001 /02 season Schober did not return to FC Schalke. Instead, he moved to Hansa Rostock, where the 1.91 m wide goalkeeper, goalkeeper was up to an injury in his 50th Bundesliga match on February 9, 2002, as a result it failed for five months. Had he carried in the jersey of FC Schalke still wear the number 22 and the jersey of the Hamburger SV 31, so he got in Rostock as the successor of exchanged to Hamburg Martin Pieckenhagen the number 1 His first try for FC Hansa Schober graduated at the opening the new Baltic stadium against Bayer 04 Leverkusen.

In the first four years at FC Hansa he completed 123 Bundesliga games and eight inserts in the DFB Cup; in the 2004/05 season was wearing the captain's armband Schober. After the descent Hansas in the second Bundesliga 2005 Schober graduated from 68 league games, with whom he had share in the re-emergence in 2007, and four inserts in the cup.

Return to FC Schalke 04

For the season 2007/ 08 he returned to FC Schalke 04, where he received a four-year contract. Here he came second only to Manuel Neuer only to four league operations. In the 2010/11 season he won the DFB Cup with his team. On April 26, 2012 it was announced that Rick ended his active career at the end of the 2011/12 season. After next Ralf ferryman and Lars Unnerstall also still Timo Hildebrand had violated the Europa League quarter-final against Athletic Bilbao, the 36 -year-old Schober had to step in, but the 2:4 defeat could not prevent. It was his first competitive game since 3 years. His last game for Schalke, he completed on matchday 33 of the 2011/2012 season in the 4-0 victory against Hertha BSC when he came on in the 90th minute for Unnerstall. After the game he was adopted together with players like Raul and Hans Sarpei during a major ceremony.

He then switches to the function of the sporting fiber in the region of the U9 to U15 youth team.


August 8, 2012, his former club, the district division FC Marl in 2011 (formerly SpVg Marl), Mathias Schober reported as a new signing for the new season. Schober will accrue as a striker, also plays his son Jan Lennard in the U -11 of the Marler.


Mathias Schober is married and has two children.


  • UEFA Cup Winners' Cup in 1997 with Schalke 04
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga with Hansa Rostock in 2007
  • DFB Cup winner in 2011 with Schalke 04