1. FSV Mainz 05

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Mainz 05
Logo Mainz 05.svg
Full name1. Fußball- und Sport-Verein Mainz 05 e.V.
Nickname(s)Die Nullfünfer (the 05ers),
Karnevalsverein (Carnival club)
Founded16 March 1905;115 years ago (1905-03-16) [1]
Ground Opel Arena
Capacity34,034
PresidentStefan Hofmann
ManagerRouven Schröder
Coach Jan-Moritz Lichte (interim)
League Bundesliga
2019–20 Bundesliga, 13th of 18
Website Club website
Soccerball current event.svg Current season

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 sports 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 ten 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. [2]

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History

Early years

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. [1]

Play during the Nazi era

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. [1]

Long march to the Bundesliga

Historical chart of 1. FSV Mainz league performance after WWII Mainz Performance Chart.png
Historical chart of 1. FSV Mainz league performance after WWII

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. [3] Mainz earned honours as the German amateur champions in 1982. [4]

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 defence using a libero . [4]

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. [4]

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. [5] Due to the Bruchweg stadium's limited capacity, the home matches in UEFA Cup were played in Frankfurt's Commerzbank-Arena. [6] 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. [7]

In the 2010–11 season, Mainz equalled the Bundesliga starting record by winning their first seven matches that season. [8] 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, [9] where they were eliminated in the third qualifying round by Romanian club Gaz Metan Mediaș. [4]

Recent seasons

The recent season-by-season performance of the club: [10] [11]

SeasonDivisionTierPosition
1999–00 2. Bundesliga II9th
2000–01 2. Bundesliga 14th
2001–02 2. Bundesliga 4th
2002–03 2. Bundesliga 4th
2003–04 2. Bundesliga 3rd ↑
2004–05 Bundesliga I11th
2005–06 Bundesliga 11th
2006–07 Bundesliga 16th ↓
2007–08 2. Bundesliga II4th
2008–09 2. Bundesliga 2nd ↑
2009–10 Bundesliga I9th
2010–11 Bundesliga 5th
2011–12 Bundesliga 13th
2012–13 Bundesliga 13th
2013–14 Bundesliga 7th
2014–15 Bundesliga 11th
2015–16 Bundesliga 6th
2016–17 Bundesliga 15th
2017–18 Bundesliga 14th
2018–19 Bundesliga 12th
2019–20 Bundesliga 13th
Key
Promoted Relegated

Stadium

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. [12]

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. [4] 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. [13]

CofaceArenaInnen.jpg
A panorama view of the Opel Arena

Club culture

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. [14]

Reserve team

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.

European record

SeasonCompetitionRoundClubHomeAwayAggregate
2005–06 UEFA Cup 1Q Flag of Armenia.svg Mika 4–00–04–0
2Q Flag of Iceland.svg Keflavík 2–02–04–0
1R Flag of Spain.svg Sevilla 0–20–00–2
2011–12 UEFA Europa League 3Q Flag of Romania.svg Gaz Metan Mediaș 1–11–12–2 [lower-alpha 1]
2014–15 UEFA Europa League 3Q Flag of Greece.svg Asteras Tripoli 1–01–32–3
2016–17 UEFA Europa League Group C Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Anderlecht 1–11–63rd
Flag of France.svg Saint-Étienne 1–10–0
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg Gabala 2–03–2
Notes
  1. Gaz Metan Mediaș progressed to play-off round after winning Penalty shoot-out 4–3.

Honours

League
Regional
Youth
Individual Club Awards
Reserve team

Players

Current squad

As of 7 October 2020 [15]
No.Pos.NationPlayer
3 DF Flag of Spain.svg  ESP Aarón Martín
4 DF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Jerry St. Juste
5 MF Flag of the Netherlands.svg  NED Jean-Paul Boëtius
6 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Danny Latza (captain)
7 FW Flag of Sweden.svg  SWE Robin Quaison
8 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Levin Öztunalı
9 FW Flag of France.svg  FRA Jean-Philippe Mateta
11 FW Flag of South Korea.svg  KOR Ji Dong-won
13 DF Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  BEL Dimitri Lavalée
14 MF Flag of Cameroon.svg  CMR Pierre Kunde
15 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Luca Kilian
16 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Stefan Bell
17 MF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Kevin Stöger
18 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Daniel Brosinski
19 DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Moussa Niakhaté (vice-captain)
20 MF Flag of Switzerland.svg   SUI Edimilson Fernandes
No.Pos.NationPlayer
21 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Karim Onisiwo
22 FW Flag of Ghana.svg  GHA Issah Abass
23 DF Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Phillipp Mwene
24 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Merveille Papala
25 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Niklas Tauer
26 MF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Paul Nebel
27 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Robin Zentner
28 FW Flag of Hungary.svg  HUN Ádám Szalai
29 FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jonathan Burkardt
33 GK Flag of Israel.svg  ISR Omer Hanin
35 MF Flag of Luxembourg.svg  LUX Leandro Barreiro
36 FW Flag of Austria.svg  AUT Suliman Mustapha
37 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Finn Dahmen
41 GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Marius Liesegang
42 DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Alexander Hack

Players out of first team

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
FW Flag of Germany.svg  GER Cyrill Akono
DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Ahmet Gürleyen

Out on loan

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No.Pos.NationPlayer
GK Flag of Germany.svg  GER Florian Müller (at SC Freiburg until 30 June 2021)
DF Flag of France.svg  FRA Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel (at Stade Brestois 29 until 30 June 2021)
DF Flag of Germany.svg  GER Jonathan Meier (at Dynamo Dresden until 30 June 2021)

Current coaching staff

As of 1 July 2017. [16]
Head coach Flag of Germany.svg Jan-Moritz Lichte
Assistant coachFlag placeholder.svg TBD
Assistant coach Flag of Germany.svg Michael Falkenmayer
Fitness coach Flag of Germany.svg Alex Busenkell
Fitness coach Flag of Germany.svg Jonas Grünewald
Goalkeeping coach Flag of Germany.svg Stephan Kuhnert
Analyst Flag of Germany.svg Daniel Fischer

Managerial history

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