Engelbracht to take charge of business and finance
FC St. Pauli are delighted to announce the appointment of Wilken Engelbracht as the club's new commercial director from 1 November. Engelbracht will head up the business area, which includes the operations department (finance and HR) and the marketing department (including merchandise and ticketing). Club president Oke Göttlich said the club and the business were gaining an experienced and conscientious executive in Engelbracht, whose attitudes and ambitious targets matched those of FC St. Pauli.
Hürzeler: “Have to be wide awake at the back for 90 minutes”
The Boys in Brown entertain FC Schalke 04 on Saturday evening (20.30 CET) in the first of three primetime matches in a row. Head coach Fabian Hürzeler sat down with the media on Thursday morning to look ahead to the visit of the Royal Blues.
Afolayan: “In England you don’t have that every week”
The Boys in Brown continue their league campaign with the game of the day against FC Schalke 04 this Saturday (20.30 CET). In the run-up to the visit of the Royal Blues, wide man Oladapo Afolayan took time out to speak to the media.
METCALFE: “THE GAME SHOWED THE IMPORTANCE OF EVERY SINGLE PLAYER IN THE SQUAD”
An impressive performance and several wonderful goals eased the Boys in Brown to a 5-1 home win over Holstein Kiel on Sunday. Little wonder, then, that the mood in the camp after the 90 minutes was one of satisfaction.
FIVE-STAR BOYS IN BROWN SEND KIEL PACKING
FC St. Pauli cruised to a 5-1 win over Holstein Kiel on Sunday to record their first home win after four consecutive draws. In front of another sell-out crowd at the Millterntor, the Boys in Brown took an early two-goal lead thanks to wonderful strikes from Connor Metcalfe and Eric Smith before Oladapo Afolayan added a third just before the interval. Susbtitute Lewis Holtby pulled one back for the visitors five minutes into the second half, only for Lars Ritzka and Marcel Hartel to produce two more quality strikes to take it to 5-1.
Hürzeler: “Have to make up for the loss of Jackson as a team“
The Boys in Brown return from the international break with a home game against second-placed Holstein Kiel on Sunday (13.30 CET). Head coach Fabian Hürzeler took time out in the run-up to look ahead to the game in conversation with the media.
IRVINE SIDELINED BY ANKLE INJURY
Jackson Irvine sustained a twisted ankle and an ATFL sprain in his right foot while playing for the Socceroos in a friendly against Mexico. Examinations conducted by the FC St. Pauli medical department thus confirmed the findings of the Australian national team doctors.
Wahl: “Have to maintain our approach because it’s the right one“
Sunday’s visit of Holstein Kiel (13.30 CET) is a special occasion for Hauke Wahl as it sees him go up against his former club. The centre-back took time out after training on Tuesday to look ahead to the game in conversation with the media.
Hürzeler: “Players should switch off”
The Boys in Brown trained for the final time on Thursday before being given time off to recharge their batteries – both physically and mentally. After the session, head coach Fabian Hürzeler took time out to answer questions from the media representatives in attendance.
SIX PLAYERS AWAY ON INTERNATIONAL DUTY
In Nikola Vasilj, Karol Mets, Jackson Irvine, Connor Metcalfe, Danel Sinani and debutant Elias Saad, six St. Pauli players have hooked up with their respective national teams for the first international break of the season this week.
BRAUNSCHWEIG HOLD BOYS IN BROWN TO FOURTH SUCCESSIVE DRAW
After three consecutive stalemates, FC St. Pauli were held to another draw by Eintracht Braunschweig on Friday evening. Elias Saad gave his side a deserved lead on the hour, only for Thórir Jóhann Helgason to restore parity for the home side ten minutes from time.