Revierderby

The Revierderby (pronounced [ʁeˈviːɐ̯ˌdaːɐ̯biː]) is the name given to any association football match between two clubs in the Ruhr region – also known in German as the Revier, a contraction of Bergbaurevier (mining area) – in North Rhine-Westphalia, but almost always refers to the derby between FC Schalke 04 and Borussia Dortmund.

Revierderby
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Map of the Ruhr area including Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund
TeamsFC Schalke 04
Borussia Dortmund
First meetingSchalke 4–2 Dortmund
(3 May 1925; 95 years ago (1925-05-03))
Latest meetingDortmund 3–0 Schalke
Bundesliga
24 October 2020
Next meetingSchalke v Dortmund
Bundesliga
20 February 2021
StadiumsVeltins-Arena (Schalke)
Signal Iduna Park (Dortmund)
Statistics
Meetings total157
Most winsSchalke (60)
All-time seriesSchalke: 60
Drawn: 43
Dortmund: 54
Largest victorySchalke 10–0 Dortmund
(20 October 1940)

A local derby between other Ruhr teams (for example VfL Bochum, MSV Duisburg, or Rot-Weiss Essen) is often called a kleines Revierderby (minor Revier derby).

History and resultsEdit

 
Fans of Schalke 04 at home in the Veltins-Arena in Gelsenkirchen
 
Fans of Borussia Dortmund at home in the Signal Iduna Park

Schalke currently lead the overall series with 60 wins, 43 draws, and 54 losses.

1925–1936 (The Beginning)Edit

The rivalry began with a 4–2 Schalke victory on 3 May 1925. Schalke's style of play at the time was described by a newspaper of the era as a "wandering ball from man to man" in a series of short, flat passes.[1]. The Schalker Kreisel (literally: "Schalke spinning top") was born. Schalke won all three matches played in the years 1925–1927. The two teams did not meet again until the creation of the Gauliga in 1936.

ResultsEdit

Schalke: 3 victories, 0 draws, 0 losses

  • 3 May 1925: Schalke 4–2 Dortmund (in Herne)
  • 24 October 1926: Schalke 2–0 Dortmund
  • 16 January 1927: Dortmund 2–7 Schalke

1936–1944 (Gauliga Era)Edit

With the creation of the Gauliga in 1936, Dortmund developed its intense rivalry with Schalke. Schalke was the most successful German club of the era, six of the club's to date seven German Championships and one Cup victory date back to the years of 1933 to 1945. Schalke dominated the early meetings, winning 14 matches, and losing only once, with one match played to a draw. August Lenz's goal on 14 November 1943 secured Dortmund's first ever victory against Schalke.

ResultsEdit

Schalke: 14 victories, 1 draw, 1 loss

  • Season 1936–37
    • 20 December 1936: Schalke 4–1 Dortmund
    • 7 March 1937: Dortmund 0–7 Schalke
  • Season 1937–38
    • 30 January 1938: Dortmund 3–3 Schalke
    • 6 March 1938: Schalke 4–0 Dortmund
  • Season 1938–39
    • 18 September 1938: Schalke 6–0 Dortmund
    • 12 March 1939: Dortmund 3–7 Schalke
  • Season 1939–40
    • 10 December 1939: Schalke 9–0 Dortmund
    • 4 February 1940: Dortmund 0–7 Schalke
  • Season 1940–41
    • 20 October 1940: Schalke 10–0 Dortmund
    • 2 February 1941: Dortmund 0–2 Schalke
  • Season 1941–42
    • 30 November 1941: Dortmund 1–6 Schalke
    • 22 March 1942: Schalke 6–1 Dortmund
  • Season 1942–43
    • 29 November 1942: Schalke 2–0 Dortmund
    • 26 December 1942: Dortmund 0–7 Schalke
  • Season 1943–44
    • 14 November 1943: Dortmund 1–0 Schalke
    • 27 February 1944: Schalke 4–1 Dortmund

1945–1947 (Post-war Era)Edit

Dortmund win the Westphalia championship final 3–2 over Schalke, ending Schalke's domination in the region.

ResultsEdit

Dortmund: 1 win, 0 draws, 0 losses

  • 18 May 1947: Dortmund 3–2 Schalke (in Herne)

1947–1963 (Oberliga Era)Edit

The years 1947–63 continued to be a reversal of fortune for Dortmund, winning 9 of the first 13 Revierderbies during this era, and losing only 7 of 32 overall. Dortmund also won three Oberliga championships in these years.

ResultsEdit

Dortmund: 15 wins, 10 draws, 7 losses

  • Season 1947–48
    • 21 September 1947: Schalke 1–1 Dortmund
    • 18 January 1948: Dortmund 1–0 Schalke
  • Season 1948–49
    • 26 September 1948: Dortmund 5–2 Schalke
    • 30 January 1949: Schalke 0–1 Dortmund
  • Season 1949–50
    • 16 October 1949: Dortmund 5–1 Schalke
    • 12 March 1950: Schalke 2–1 Dortmund
  • Season 1950–51
    • 26 November 1950: Dortmund 3–0 Schalke
    • 22 April 1951: Schalke 0–0 Dortmund
  • Season 1951–52
    • 9 September 1951: Schalke 3–0 Dortmund
    • 20 January 1952: Dortmund 3–0 Schalke
  • Season 1952–53
    • 7 December 1952: Schalke 0–1 Dortmund
    • 19 April 1953: Dortmund 1–0 Schalke
  • Season 1953–54
    • 29 November 1953: Schalke 0–3 Dortmund
    • 4 April 1954: Dortmund 3–4 Schalke
  • Season 1954–55
    • 5 December 1954: Dortmund 0–0 Schalke
    • 17 April 1955: Schalke 0–2 Dortmund
  • Season 1955–56
    • 26 November 1955: Schalke 1–3 Dortmund
    • 8 April 1956: Dortmund 0–2 Schalke
  • Season 1956–57
    • 25 August 1956: Dortmund 3–2 Schalke
    • 12 January 1957: Schalke 3–3 Dortmund
  • Season 1957–58
    • 1 September 1957: Schalke 2–2 Dortmund
    • 5 January 1958: Dortmund 1–1 Schalke
  • Season 1958–59
    • 12 October 1958: Dortmund 1–3 Schalke
    • 22 February 1959: Schalke 1–5 Dortmund
  • Season 1959–60
    • 20 September 1959: Schalke 5–0 Dortmund
    • 24 January 1960: Dortmund 6–3 Schalke
  • Season 1960–61
    • 2 October 1960: Dortmund 0–0 Schalke
    • 5 March 1961: Schalke 2–2 Dortmund
  • Season 1961–62
    • 7 April 1962: Schalke 5–3 Dortmund
    • 25 November 1961: Dortmund 2–2 Schalke
  • Season 1962–63
    • 2 December 1962: Schalke 1–1 Dortmund
    • 28 April 1963: Dortmund 1–0 Schalke

1963–current (Bundesliga and German Cup Era)Edit

The creation of the Bundesliga in 1963 began with Dortmund continuing their winning ways, by taking 8 of the first 10 meetings.

Schalke's 1–0 victory on 20 April 1968, saw the return of Schalke's fortune and the fall of Dortmund. After Dortmund's 0–3 defeat on 4 March 1972, and subsequent relegation from the league, the teams did not play each other again until 1975.

After Dortmund's return to the Bundesliga, Lothar Huber's goal in the 87th minute on 5 November 1977 gave Dortmund their first victory over Schalke in nearly ten years. The following years belonged to Dortmund, winning eleven matches to Schalke's six, culminating in a 3–2 victory in a German Cup match on 9 December 1988. Schalke's relegation after the 1987–88 season resulted in these teams not playing again until the 1991–92 campaign.

Schalke's next Revierderby was remarkable. With Schalke managing only three goals in their first four matches after returning to the Bundesliga, Dortmund seemed assured of continuing their success. On 24 August 1991, in front of over 70,000 fans, former Dortmund midfielder Ingo Anderbrügge scored in the 2nd minute to put Schalke ahead 1–0. However, Dortmund equalized in the 36th and the 1st half finished with the scored tied 1–1. In the 2nd half, Schalke exploded, stunning Dortmund 5–2. Dortmund's overall success that season eclipsed the defeat, winning the next Revierderby 2–0, and finishing the league in second place that year, tied in points, but losing out to VfB Stuttgart on goal differential.

 
Borussia Dortmund against Schalke in 2009

The following years saw Schalke holding a slim advantage since 1991, winning 11, drawing 14, and losing 8 of the matches. Despite Schalke's recent Revierderby success, including losing only five derbies since 1999 (until 14. April 2012), Dortmund holds the advantage in overall success during this era, winning five Bundesliga championships (1994–95, 1995–96, 2001–02, 2010–11 and 2011–12), one German Cup (2012), one UEFA Champions League competition (1997), and one Intercontinental Cup (1997) since 1995, while Schalke won the UEFA Cup once (1997) and the German Cup three times (2001, 2002 and 2011).

Recent years have seen the first-ever Bundesliga derby aired live on free TV (January 2004, shown on ARD), as well as two famous Dortmund victories. One of these, in 2005, ended a nearly seven-year undefeated streak for Schalke in the derby, while the other, in May 2007, took on almost traumatic proportions, as Schalke lost the derby and the league lead, which they had held for three months, on the penultimate day of the season in Dortmund. After each of these victories, Borussia Dortmund took the unprecedented step of selling specially-decorated replica shirts to commemorate the occasion. In 2008, Dortmund fan groups celebrated Schalke's fifty years without a league title.

Results in BundesligaEdit

Dortmund: 35 wins, 30 draws, 32 losses

Results in cup matchesEdit

Date Venue Home team Score Competition Round Attendance
18 October 1975 Parkstadion Schalke
2–1
DFB-Pokal 2nd Round 65,000
13 October 1984 Westfalenstadion Dortmund
1–1 (aet)
DFB-Pokal 2nd Round 37,000
31 October 1984 Parkstadion Schalke
3–2
DFB-Pokal 2nd Round replay 45,000
10 December 1988 Parkstadion Schalke
2–3
DFB-Pokal Round of 16 47,300
23 September 1998 Westfalenstadion Dortmund
1–0 (aet)
DFB-Pokal 2nd Round 60,000
29 November 2000 Parkstadion Schalke
2–1
DFB-Pokal Round of 16 58,400
17 July 2001 Nattenberg-Stadion Neutral
2–1
DFB-Ligapokal Semi-finals 15,300
23 July 2011 Veltins-Arena Schalke
0–0 (4–3p)
DFL-Supercup Final 61,673

StatisticsEdit

Overall match statisticsEdit

As of 24 October 2020
Competition Years Matches Wins Draws Goals
Schalke Dortmund Schalke Dortmund
Bundesliga 1963–2020 97 32 35 30 137 154
Oberliga West 1947–1963 32 7 15 10 46 63
Gauliga Westfalen 1936–1944 16 14 1 1 84 11
DFB-Pokal 1975–2000 6 3 2 1 10 9
DFL-Supercup 2011 1 0 0 1 0 0
DFL-Ligapokal 2001 1 1 0 0 2 1
Other matches 1925–1927, 1947 4 3 1 0 15 7
Competitive matches 157 60 54 43 294 245
Friendlies 1926–2006 24 11 9 4 46 35
Total 181 71 63 47 340 280

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Total: Dortmund with 31 higher finishes, Schalke with 16.

Player recordsEdit

Record Schalke Dortmund
Most appearances overall Klaus Fichtel 25 Michael Zorc 26
Most appearances Bundesliga Klaus Fichtel 24 Roman Weidenfeller 24
Most goals overall Ernst Kuzorra 16 Lothar Emmerich 11
Most goals Bundesliga Five players [a] 5 Lothar Emmerich 10
Most wins Bundesliga Klaus Fichtel 9 Michael Zorc 10

Notable matchesEdit

  • First meeting: 3 May 1925 (Schalke 4–2 Dortmund)
  • First Schalke victory: 3 May 1925 (Schalke 4–2 Dortmund)
  • First match played to a draw: 30 January 1938 (Dortmund 3–3 Schalke)
  • Most goals (both teams): 12 March 1939 (Dortmund 3–7 Schalke)
  • Most goals for Schalke: 20 October 1940 (Schalke 10–0 Dortmund)
  • First Dortmund victory: 14 November 1943 (Dortmund 1–0 Schalke)
  • First scoreless match: 22 April 1951 (Schalke 0–0 Dortmund)
  • Most goals for Dortmund: 26 February 1966 (Dortmund 7–0 Schalke)[2]
  • Schalke's return: 24 August 1991 (Schalke 5–2 Dortmund)[3]
  • Lehmann's miracle goal: 19 December 1997 (Dortmund 2–2 Schalke)[4]
  • Last minute Dortmund disappointment: 30 January 2004 (Dortmund 0–1 Schalke)[5]
  • End of Schalke's streak: 14 May 2005 (Schalke 1–2 Dortmund)[6]
  • Schalke's championship dream falls apart: 12 May 2007 (Dortmund 2–0 Schalke)[7]
  • Dortmund turns a 0–3 into a 3–3 during the last 21 minutes: 13 September 2008 (Dortmund 3–3 Schalke)
  • Schalke turns a 0–4 after 25 minutes into a 4–4: 25 November 2017 (Dortmund 4–4 Schalke)[8]
  • Dortmund title hopes dented and incurs 2 red cards: 27 April 2019 (Dortmund 2–4 Schalke)[9]
  • The first Bundesliga match to return from the enforced COVID-19 break: 16 May 2020 (Dortmund 4–0 Schalke)[10]

HonoursEdit

Competition Schalke Dortmund
German Champion 7 8
DFB-Pokal 5 4
DFL-Supercup 1 6
DFL-Ligapokal 1 0
UEFA Champions League 0 1
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup 0 1
UEFA Cup 1 0
Intercontinental Cup 0 1
Total 15 21

Players who played for both clubsEdit

 
Felipe Santana was the most recent player to transfer directly between the two rivals, in 2013.
Dortmund then Schalke
Schalke then Dortmund
From Dortmund to Schalke 5
From Dortmund to another club before Schalke 5
Total 10
From Schalke to Dortmund 7
From Schalke to another club before Dortmund 7
Total 14
Total switches 24

Other revierderbiesEdit

Match statistics in Bundesliga

VfL Bochum MSV Duisburg RW Essen RW Oberhausen Wattenscheid 09
M W D L M W D L M W D L M W D L M W D L
Schalke 04 58 32 11 15 54 20 12 22 14 8 5 1 8 5 1 2 6 2 2 2
Borussia Dortmund 60 24 20 16 48 24 13 11 8 5 3 0 6 4 1 1 8 5 3 0

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