1. Fußball- und Sportverein Mainz 05 e. V., usually shortened to 1. FSV Mainz 05, Mainz 05 [ˌmaɪnts nʊlˈfʏnf] or simply Mainz, is a German association football club, founded in 1905 and based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. 1. FSV Mainz 05 have played in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, for eight consecutive years, starting with the 2009–10 season. The club's main local rivals are Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern. In addition to the football division, 1. FSV Mainz 05 have handball and table tennis departments.
|Full name||1. Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e.V.|
|Nickname(s)||Die Nullfünfer (the 05ers),|
Karnevalsverein (Carnival club)
|Founded||16 March 1905|
A failed attempt to start a football club in the city in 1903 was followed up two years later by the successful creation of 1. Mainzer Fussballclub Hassia 1905. After a number of years of play in the Süddeutschen Fußballverband (South German Football League), the club merged with FC Hermannia 07 – the former football side of Mainzer TV 1817 – to form 1. Mainzer Fussballverein Hassia 05, which dropped "Hassia" from its name in August 1912. Another merger after World War I, in 1919, with Sportverein 1908 Mainz, resulted in the formation of 1. Mainzer Fußball- und Sportverein 05. Die Nullfünfer were a solid club that earned several regional league championships in the period between the wars and qualified for the opening round of the national championships in 1921, after winning the Kreisliga Hessen.
In the late 1920s and early 1930s, the club earned decent results in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen – Gruppe Hessen, including first-place finishes in 1932 and 1933. This merited the team a place in the Gauliga Südwest, 1 of 16 new first division leagues formed in the re-organization of German football under the Third Reich. Unfortunately, the club only managed a single season at that level before being relegated, due to the high intensity play that they were unable to keep up with. Karl Scherm scored in 23 out of 44 matches with Mainz during his last season. In 1938, Mainz was forced into a merger with Reichsbahn SV Mainz and played as Reichsbahn SV Mainz 05 until the end of World War II.
After World War II, the club again joined the upper ranks of league play in Germany's Oberliga Südwest, but were never better than a mid-table side. It played in the top flight until the founding of the new professional league, the Bundesliga, in 1963 and would go on to play as a second division side for most of the next four decades. They withdrew for a time – from the late 1970s into the late 1980s – to the Amateur Oberliga Südwest (III), as the result of a series of financial problems. Mainz earned honours as the German amateur champions in 1982.
The club returned to professional play with promotion to the 2. Bundesliga for a single season in 1988–89 with Bodo Hertlein as president, before finally returning for an extended run in 1990–91. Initially, they were perennial relegation candidates, struggling hard each season to avoid being sent down. However, under unorthodox trainer Wolfgang Frank, Mainz became one of the first clubs in German soccer to adopt a flat four zone defence, as opposed to the then-popular man-to-man defense using a libero.
Mainz failed in three attempts to make it to the top flight in 1996–97, 2001–02, and 2002–03, with close fourth-place finishes just out of the promotion zone. The last failed attempt stung as they were denied promotion in the 93rd minute of the last match of the season. One year earlier, Mainz became the best non-promoted team of all-time in the 2. Bundesliga with 64 points accumulated. However, the club's persistence paid dividends after promotion to the Bundesliga in 2003–04 under head coach Jürgen Klopp. The club played three seasons in the top flight but were relegated at the end of the 2006–07 season. Mainz then secured promotion back to the top flight just two years later, after the 2008–09 season.
Mainz also earned a spot in the 2005–06 UEFA Cup in their debut Bundesliga season as Germany's nominee in the Fair Play draw which acknowledges positive play, respect for one's opponent, respect for the referee, the behaviour of the crowd and of team officials, as well as cautions and dismissals. Due to the Bruchweg stadium's limited capacity, the home matches in UEFA Cup were played in Frankfurt's Commerzbank-Arena. After defeating Armenian club Mika and Icelandic club Keflavík in the qualifying rounds, Mainz lost to eventual champions Sevilla 2–0 on aggregate in the first round.
In the 2010–11 season, Mainz equalled the Bundesliga starting record by winning their first seven matches that season. They ended the season with their best finish to date in fifth place, good enough to secure them their second entry to the UEFA Europa League, where they were eliminated in the third qualifying round by Romanian club Gaz Metan Mediaș.
|2003–04||2. Bundesliga||3rd ↑|
|2008–09||2. Bundesliga||2nd ↑|
|↑ Promoted||↓ Relegated|
The club currently plays its home matches at Opel Arena, a new stadium opened in 2011 with a capacity of 34,034. The first event held at the new arena was the LIGA total! Cup 2011, which took place from 19 July through to 20 July 2011, with the other participants being Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and Hamburger SV.
Die Nullfünfer previously played at the Bruchwegstadion, built in 1928, and modified several times over the years to hold a crowd of over 20,300 spectators. Averaging crowds of about 15,000 while in the 2. Bundesliga, the team's hard won recent success had them regularly filling their venue. The average home league attendance during the 2015–16 season was 30,324 spectators.
Mainz is known for being one of the three foremost carnival cities in Germany, the others being Düsseldorf and Cologne. After every Mainzer goal scored at a home match, the "Narrhallamarsch", a famous German carnival tune, is played.
The club's reserve team, 1. FSV Mainz 05 II, has also, with the rise of the senior side to Bundesliga level, risen through the ranks. The team first reached Oberliga level in 1999, followed by promotion to the Regionalliga in 2003. After playing there for two seasons, the team dropped to the Oberliga once more. In 2008, it won promotion to the Regionalliga West again and when this league was reduced in size in 2012, it entered the new Regionalliga Südwest. A third-place finish in this league in 2014 allowed the team to enter the promotion round to the 3. Liga, where it was successful against the Regionalliga Nordost champions and played at this level in 2014–15.
|2011–12||UEFA Europa League||3Q||Gaz Metan Mediaș||1–1||1–1||2–2[a]|
|2014–15||UEFA Europa League||3Q||Asteras Tripoli||1–0||1–3||2–3|
|2016–17||UEFA Europa League||Group C||Anderlecht||1–1||1–6||3rd|
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
|Head coach||Sandro Schwarz|
|Assistant coach||Jan-Moritz Lichte|
|Assistant coach||Michael Falkenmayer|
|Fitness coach||Alex Busenkell|
|Fitness coach||Jonas Grünewald|
|Goalkeeping coach||Stephan Kuhnert|
1. FSV Mainz 05 II is a German association football club from the town of Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate.
It is the reserve team of 1. FSV Mainz 05. The team's greatest achievement came in 2014 when it won promotion to the 3. Liga for the first time, the highest league a reserve team can play in Germany. During the professional days of the senior side it played as 1. FSV Mainz 05 Amateure but when the senior side itself played at amateur level, from 1976 to 1988 and once more in 1989–90, the team played as 1. FSV Mainz 05 II. Since 2005 it has permanently adopted the name 1. FSV Mainz 05 II.2004–05 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
During the 2004–05 German football season, 1. FSV Mainz 05 competed in the Bundesliga.2010–11 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
The 2010–11 1. FSV Mainz 05 season began on 15 August 2010 with a DFB-Pokal match against Berlin AK 07, and will end on 14 May 2011, the last matchday of the Bundesliga, with a match against FC St. Pauli.2012–13 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
The 2012–13 1. FSV Mainz 05 season is the 108th season in the club's football history. In 2012–13 the club plays in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. It is the club's fourth consecutive season in this league, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga at the conclusion of the 2008–09 season.
The club also takes part in the 2012–13 edition of the DFB-Pokal, the German Cup, where Mainz was eliminated in the quarter-final stage by fellow Bundesliga side SC Freiburg on 26 February 2013.2014–15 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
The 2014–15 1. FSV Mainz 05 season is the 110th season in the club's football history. In 2014–15, the club competed in the Bundesliga, the top tier of German football. It is the club's sixth consecutive season in this league, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga at the conclusion of the 2008–09 season.
In the previous season, Mainz 05 finished in seventh place, thus qualifying for the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round.2015–16 1. FSV Mainz 05 II season
The 2015–16 1. FSV Mainz 05 II season is the 2nd consecutive season in the 3. Liga, having been promoted from the Regionalliga Südwest in 2014. The club's home stadium is the Stadion am Bruchweg, located in Mainz, Germany. The stadium has a capacity of 18,000 seats.2015–16 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
The 2015–16 1. FSV Mainz 05 season is the 111th season in the football club's history and 7th consecutive and 10th overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 2009. In addition to the domestic league, Mainz will also participate in this season's edition of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal. This will be the 5th season for the club in the Coface Arena, located in Mainz, Germany. The stadium has a capacity of 34,034. The season covers a period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.2017–18 1. FSV Mainz 05 season
The 2017–18 1. FSV Mainz 05 season is the 113th season in the football club's history and 9th consecutive and 12th overall season in the top flight of German football, the Bundesliga, having been promoted from the 2. Bundesliga in 2009. In addition to the domestic league, Mainz 05 also are participating in this season's edition of the domestic cup, the DFB-Pokal. This is the 7th season for Mainz in the Opel Arena, located in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. The season covers a period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018.Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting
Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (German pronunciation: [ɛˈʀɪk maksˈɪm ˈtʃʊ.pøː ˈmɔ.tɪŋ]; born 23 March 1989) is a professional footballer who plays as a forward or winger for French club Paris Saint-Germain and the Cameroon national team.Choupo-Moting began his career with Hamburger SV, making his Bundesliga debut in August 2007. He spent the 2009–10 season on loan at 1. FC Nürnberg and in August 2011 he joined 1. FSV Mainz 05. After three seasons with Mainz he moved on to Schalke 04 in August 2014. He became a regular for the Gelsenkirchen club, and made over 100 appearances, before joining Premier League side Stoke City in August 2017.
In August 2018, he joined Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain.Gerrit Holtmann
Gerrit Holtmann (born 25 March 1995) is a German footballer, who currently plays for 1. FSV Mainz 05.Loris Karius
Loris Sven Karius (born 22 June 1993) is a German professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Süper Lig club Beşiktaş, on loan from Premier League club Liverpool. He represented Germany at youth level.
Born in Biberach, Karius began his career with Stuttgart before moving to Manchester City in 2009. After two years in Manchester City's youth system, he returned to Germany with Mainz 05. He established himself as first-choice goalkeeper for the Bundesliga side before transferring to Liverpool in 2016 for a fee of £4.75 million.Marcel Risse
Marcel Risse (born 17 December 1989) is a German professional footballer who plays as a midfielder for 1. FC Köln. Born in Cologne, Risse has played for Bayer Leverkusen, 1. FC Nürnberg and 1. FSV Mainz 05.Marco Rose
Marco Rose (born 11 September 1976) is a German professional football manager and former player. He is the current manager of Austrian club Red Bull Salzburg.Martin Schmidt (football manager)
Martin Schmidt (born 12 April 1967) is a Swiss football manager who last managed VfL Wolfsburg.Nicolai Müller
Nicolai Müller (born 25 September 1987) is a German footballer who plays as a winger for Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga.Niko Bungert
Niko Bungert (born 24 October 1986) is a German footballer who plays as a defender for Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga. He is also a member of the German U-21 team. He was part of the Schalke youth team that won the Youth DFB-Pokal in 2005.Opel Arena (stadium)
Opel Arena (stylised as OPEL ARENA; also known as the 1. FSV Mainz 05 Arena due to UEFA sponsorship regulations) is a multi-purpose stadium in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany that was opened in July 2011. It is used for football matches, and hosts the home matches of the German Bundesliga side Mainz 05.
The stadium has a capacity of 34,034 people, of which 19,700 seated, and replaces the Bruchweg stadium, Stadion am Bruchweg. The stadium was originally named Coface Arena (German pronunciation: [ˈkoːfas ʔaˌʁeːnaː]) after a sponsorship deal with COFACE. In July 2016, the stadium arrived at its current name, per a naming rights agreement with Opel.Sandro Schwarz
Sandro Schwarz (German pronunciation: [ʃvaɐ̯ts]; born 17 October 1978) is a German former footballer who is the current manager of Mainz 05.Stefan Bell
Stefan Bell (German pronunciation: [ˈʃtɛfan ˈbɛl]; born 24 August 1991) is a German footballer who plays as a centre back for 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the Bundesliga.
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