Schalke goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann joined Norwich City on a season long loan on 5th July 2019 to provide competition for Tim Krul. Daniel Farke said: "It was important to bring another goalkeeper in and our target was always to bring in the best goalkeeper we could get. We are convinced that Ralf is totally the right choice."
His youth career was spent with VfB Chemnitz, Chemnitzer 04 and Schalke 04, making his debut for the latter on 13th September 2008 against Borussia Dortmund. At the end of the 2008/09 season (and after 3 first team appearances), he moved to Enitracht Frankfurt. He made 18 appearances over the two years (as well as six games for the second string).
He returned to Schalke in 2011, replacing Manuel Neuer. He had played 229 games prior to his loan. After wearing the captain's armband for the first half of a disappointing last campaign, he spent the second half either injured or covering for highly-rated youngster Alexander Nubel. Fahrmann was a team-mate of City's star striker Teemu Pukki at Schalke between 2011 and 2013, with German reports also suggesting the keeper is friends with Norwich coach and analyst Christopher John.
He has been capped by Germany at Under-16, Under-17, Under-18, Under-19, Under-20 and Under-21 levels
Fahrmann made his Norwich debut in the 1-0 defeat to Crawley in the Carabao Cup (League Cup) on 27th August 2019