1. FSV Mainz 05

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1. FSV Mainz 05
Logo of the 1. FSV Mainz 05
Basic data
Surname 1. Soccer and sports club
Mainz 05 e. V.
Seat Mainz , Rhineland-Palatinate
founding March 16, 1905
Colours Red White
Members 12,400 (July 1, 2020)
Board Stefan Hofmann (Chairman)
Rouven Schröder (Sports)
Jan Lehmann (Commercial)
Website mainz05.de
First soccer team
Head coach Achim Beierlorzer
Venue Opel Arena
Places 33,305
league Bundesliga
2019/20 13th place

The 1st football and sports club Mainz 05 e. V. , short 1. FSV Mainz 05 or simply Mainz 05 , is a registered sports club from Mainz, founded in 1905 . In addition to the soccer department , whose first team plays in the Bundesliga , the club also has a handball and table tennis department . The first women's handball team will play in the Bundesliga from the 2019/20 season. The entire club has 12,400 members (as of July 1, 2020) and is therefore one of the sports clubs in Germany with the largest number of members .

The greatest sporting successes of the football department include the years in the top German league from 2004 to 2007 and since 2009, reaching the semi-finals in the DFB Cup in the 2008/09 season and sixth place in the table at the end of the 2015/16 season and thus direct qualification for the group stage of the UEFA Europa League .

The business premises are located on Isaac-Fulda-Allee in the Mainz-Gonsenheim district . In order to maintain the economic and thus also sporting competitiveness of the club, the property management company (GVG) of the city of Mainz built a 33,305-seat stadium in Mainz-Bretzenheim on May 5, 2009 , today's Opel Arena , which the club leases. The new stadium was inaugurated on July 3, 2011 and has been used for the first team's home games since the 2011/12 season.


1905–1919: Origin and early years

The earliest predecessor club of today's 1. FSV Mainz 05 was established in March 1905 in Café Neuf, which no longer exists today, near today's Große Langgasse in downtown Mainz. The exact date of foundation is disputed; while post-war sources mention March 16, the festival publications for the 20th and 25th anniversary of the association mention March 27. In the summer of 1905 - the exact date has not been recorded - the as yet nameless club played its first game. Against FC Germania Gustavsburg, which was founded in the same year, the Mainz team won 5: 3 (100 years later, the two clubs met again as part of the anniversary celebrations; the 05er, meanwhile in the Bundesliga, won 14: 0). A little later, the "wild structure", as the founders initially called their club, was given a name: 1. Mainz football club "Hassia" 05 . The club played its first dated games under this name: On August 13, Mainz lost to a team from Biebrich , probably due to a lack of precise knowledge of the rules, 1: 2 through an early form of the golden goal , 14 days later 0: 1 against the Mainz football team. Club 1904 . The 04er were the oldest pure football club in the city and behind the Mainz suburb FVgg Mombach 03, which still exists today, the second oldest football club in Rheinhessen , but disbanded after a few years.

The 17-year-old Eugen Salomon was elected first chairman at an “extraordinary general assembly” in October 1905. On June 24, 1906, he obtained entry into the Association of South German Football Associations . Previously, the footballers had only played irregularly against other unorganized clubs. On October 7, 1906, the 05er played their first competitive game. In class B , Hassia stayed in the first half of the season without losing points, but fell back into midfield in the second half. In the early years, active athletes only played football in spring and autumn. The summer was reserved for athletics.

A milestone for the club was the guest appearance of the five-time western district champions FC Pfalz Ludwigshafen on December 25th, 1909. In the meantime, they no longer played on the provisional place at Gautor , but in the Mainz cycling track at what is now Fichteplatz . This first game against a "top team" at the time was lost 5-2 despite an early lead, but on the occasion of this encounter, the Mainzer Anzeiger printed not only the football rules, but also a description of the various team positions and, for the first time, the Names of the players. The still young sport and the club itself then experienced a surge in popularity, which was expressed in the first four-digit number of spectators on Easter Sunday 1910. Around 1200 spectators saw the 6-2 victory against the crew of the cruiser SMS Gneisenau , which was very successful in military football - but the club did not benefit financially because the cashier misappropriated the proceeds. Later in the same year, the 05er got their first own sports field with grandstand and changing rooms on a piece of land leased by the Prussian-Hessian Railway on Hattenbergstrasse. The facility was inaugurated with a 1: 5 defeat against the Stuttgarter Kickers .

On August 16, 1912, the "Hassia" merged with the Mainz soccer club "Hermania" in 1907 on the occasion of a joint general assembly that was again held in Café Neuf. The "Hermania" had been a local rival since 1907 and was composed of active members of the former football department of the Mainz gymnastics club from 1817 , which still exists today . The 1. FC Hassia Hermania 05 , who a little later for the first football club Mainz 05 was renamed, played his last game before the First World War on Easter Sunday 1914 that with a 3: 1 victory over the selection of the cruiser SMS Mainz ended. Towards the end of the war, the 1st soccer club Mainz 05 formed a war game community with the sports club 08 Mainz and the connection was maintained even after the fighting ended, which resulted in the 1st Mainz soccer and sports club 05 .

1919–1933: District League Hesse

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1919/20 09 (10) 12-24
1920/21 01 (10)
03 ( 03)
05: 08
02– 06 *
1921/22 03 ( 08) 36: 07 19- 09
1922/23 06 ( 08) 16:16 12-16
1925/26 02 ( 08) 37:26 21- 07
1926/27 01 (10)
06 ( 06)
05-15 *
1927/28 02 (10)
02 ( 08)
17–11 **
1928/29 02 ( 09)
04 ( 08)
24 08
14-14 **
1929/30 04 ( 08) 29:32 14-14
1930/31 04 ( 08) 27:28 13-15
1931/32 01 (10)
08 ( 08)
29– 07
09–19 *
1932/33 01 (10)
07 ( 08)
31– 05
08–20 *
* South German championship finals
** consolation round of the league runners-up
Leaflet for the second game against Vasas

The first highlight in the club life of the young football and sports club were the two international friendly matches against Vasas Budapest in June 1920. The 05er won the first duel, which was accompanied by an intensive advertising campaign, 1-0 (the only defeat of the Hungarians on their tour of Germany) and were also three days later in the revenge match at 0-0 without defeat. These games marked the beginning of the first "great era" of Mainz 05, which was made possible by the establishment of a uniform league system after the First World War. After barely staying in the new district league in the first year , the Mainz team soon formed a top regional team in this phase , including the Friday brothers and ex-national defender Kurt Diemer from Berlin and Hugo Ries , who had returned always had no chance. In the seasons 1920/21, 1931/32 and 1932/33 the Mainz team won the Hessen Championship, in 1926/27 (due to a temporary relay reorganization) the title in the Rheinhessen-Saar district, which entitles them to participate in the South German championship round.

"Biggest day in Mainz sports history" was the name of the Mainzer Anzeiger on November 22, 1925, when the 05er, who had just returned from a two-year crash, won 1-0 at what would later be the Rheinhessen-Saar champions FV 03 Saarbrücken . At the end of that season, the promoted player missed the championship by just one point. In the following season on March 20, 1927, the game in the south German championship against 1. FC Nürnberg , the most successful German football club of the 1920s , became famous . In front of 12,000 spectators, the Mainz team defied the future German champions, who competed with the "idols" Hans Kalb and Heinrich Stuhlfauth and eight other national players, a 3: 3 after they scored goals from Georg Kaiser (2) and Paul at halftime Lipponer even led 3-1.

This phase also includes the construction of the sports field at Fort Bingen (around 500 meters south of the Bruchweg Stadium on today's university grounds ). The square was opened in 1920 as the club's first arena, but only 17 years later it was expropriated and demolished.

Eleven of the era criteria

Hans Lautner - Draisbach, Otto Freitag - Clemens Weilbächer, Willi Freitag , Karl Kast - Heinrich Decker, Jakob Schneider, Paul Lipponer , Karl Scherm , Georg Kaiser. Trainer: Paul Oßwald

1933–1945: Mainz 05 during the Third Reich

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1933/34 * 11 (12) 44:53 19-25 03864
1934/35 02 (12) 75:32 35- 09 02876
1935/36 03 (12) 44:37 23-21
1936/37 09 (12) 28:50 17-27
1937/38 09 (10) 34:37 14-22
1938/39 06 (13) 49:47 24-24
1941/42 05 (10) 45:44 18-18
* in the Gauliga

Due to the successes in the early 1930s, the Mainz team was qualified for the first season in the Gauliga Südwest , founded in 1933 . As in the championship rounds of previous years, the team was overwhelmed in this sporty, demanding league and was relegated to penultimate in the first year. They ended the season several weeks before the rest of the league and had to let the direct competitors, who scored in their remaining games, pass without resistance. Karl Scherm scored 23 of the 44 Mainz goals in his last season for the 05er. In 1935, the 05ers, who had long been in first place in the table, missed their promotion when SC Opel Rüsselsheim overtook the penultimate match day in a direct duel . The injury to striker and ex- Waldhöfer Heinrich Decker, who had scored 28 times in the previous 20 matches , turned out to be a decisive obstacle .

Both Decker's long failure and the above-average number of draws ensured a large gap to the leading group early in the 1935/36 season. After another disappointing season in 1936/37 - especially on unfamiliar pitches - the club tried to create a new spirit of optimism, but this fizzled out with the loss of the stadium, which had to give way to a flak barracks in 1937. In the first year without their own sports field, the expropriated 05ers dropped out of the district class as the penultimate, but were allowed to remain in second class due to the increase in the league from 10 to 13 clubs.

In National Socialist Germany, the 05er were considered to be a "Jewish Association", as a number of association members, including the founder Eugen Salomon and the board member Carl Lahnstein, were Jewish. The club had not signed a joint declaration by various southern German soccer clubs dated April 9, 1933, in which the clubs expressed themselves benevolently to the Nazi takeover and committed themselves to promoting the "removal of Jews" from German soccer, although the exact circumstances and motives remained unclear. However, on August 10, 1933, at an extraordinary general assembly, changes in the statutes led to conformity . Eugen Salomon left Germany in the same year.

In the course of a nationwide wave of mergers ordered by the National Socialist Football Department, which had the purpose of creating large central clubs in the cities, the FSV was merged with a small neighboring club in 1938 - the Reichsbahn SV Mainz 05 was created. This was preceded by a failed merger attempt, after which the 05ers had their license to play temporarily withdrawn. During the Second World War , which brought with it constant reorganization of the league system, the art product became champion of the second-class Mainz district class in 1943. In autumn 1944 the game was stopped, after the end of the war the club was dissolved.

1945–1963: New start and Oberliga Südwest

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1946 10 (10) 20:60 07-29
1946/47 03 ( 08) 28:19 16-12
1947/48 08 (14) 36:49 25-27
1948/49 08 (13) 39:67 20-28 03750
1949/50 11 (16) 48:74 26-34 04179
1950/51 12 (14) 33:75 14-38 03244
1951/52 10 (16) 69:82 28-32 05433
1952/53 08 (16) 59:55 30-30 05680
1953/54 07 (16) 61:55 31-29 05533
1954/55 14 (16) 51:64 20-40 04467
1955/56 10 (16) 52:64 27-33 05067
1956/57 10 (16) 38:59 28-32 03880
1957/58 06 (16) 58:56 33-27 04033
1958/59 12 (16) 55:78 24-36 04000
1959/60 11 (16) 38:58 24-36 02800
1960/61 05 (16) 37:45 31-29 02767
1961/62 09 (16) 47:96 25-35 03333
1962/63 12 (16) 33:51 23-37 01967

Shortly after the end of the war, it was decided to re-establish the 1. FSV Mainz 05 in the club restaurant Martinsburg am Kästrich in the Upper Town of Mainz . On November 11, 1945, the French military government approved the resumption of organized sport in Mainz, which had been rejected in October. A little later, the club was re-established in the Roter Kopf pub under the direction of Konrad Weil , chairman of the sports committee in the last pre-war years. The first post-war game had already taken place on All Saints' Day: 1: 1 at MTV 1817 .

In the winter of 1945/46, the Saar-Palatinate-Hessen Oberliga , the earliest predecessor of the Südwest Oberliga , started playing. The 05er were a founding member, which was not without controversy in view of a 0:15 defeat at 1. FC Kaiserslautern shortly before the start of the season. “Under such circumstances, Mainz 05 deserves priority as the club that has done the most for Mainz football in the past. We only expect the 05er to do everything that is necessary for a decent stance in the league, ”demanded the Mainzer Anzeiger a few days after the game. In the first league game after the war, the Mainz team lost 4-2 on January 6, 1946 against eventual Southwest champion 1. FC Saarbrücken , and with only two wins they finished the season last in the table. However, there was no descent.

Southwest German football was reformed as early as 1946. The Saar-Palatinate-Hessen League was initially increased and went into its second season as the “Northern Zone League” - without the Saar clubs. Mainz 05 gave a better picture with the new coach Helmut Schneider , who also participated himself, and prominent entrants such as Paul Lipponer and Ludwig Günderoth and came to 10: 2 points by the end of November (goal difference 27: 5); only against 1. FCK they lost 2: 3 away. Then, however, the league was dissolved and replaced by the 1st League Southwest Germany, Group North . In a one-month cup round, two participants each from the Rhineland, Rheinhessen, Palatinate and Saar districts were determined. The 05er, who had since separated from the new players, qualified with a narrow win after extra time against SV Gonsenheim . In the end, they finished third, also thanks to a 3-1 win over FCK at Carnival. The Mainz established themselves from then on in the league, in which they never played a leading role. The club took part in every league season, but was only four times (1953, 1954, 1958 and 1961) in the upper half of the table and had to fear for a long time for relegation several times.

The 1951/52 season was decisive for the further development of the club. Under the leadership of Walter Strutz, who succeeded the fatally injured Charly Armbruster as chairman of the association, the association was able to consolidate financially. At the same time, the sports field on Bruchweg, which was damaged in the war, was modernized and expanded to a capacity of 20,000 spectators - a number of spectators that was reached five times in games against 1. FC Kaiserslautern, including the greatest sporting success in the league when the 05er on 15 November 1953 defeated FCK 5-2 in front of a sold out house. Werner Sommer, Walter Sonnenberger and three times Karl-Heinz Wettig scored against the Palatinate series champion, who had competed with four of his five subsequent world champions.

Nevertheless, the 05er almost relegated in the jubilee year 1955: At the end of the season they had to score against last year's third TuS Neuendorf or against the later Southwest runner-up Wormatia Worms . Despite the early 2-0 deficit, Mainz won the decisive points with a 3-2 win in Neuendorf, which was enough for 14th place despite a hefty 8-3 defeat against Worms. Shortly after the end of the season, the English cup finalist Manchester City and the German goalkeeper Bert Trautmann took part in the anniversary game on Bruchweg, which Mainz won 2-1 in front of 10,000 spectators. Even around 30,000 spectators saw the 2-1 victory at SV Saar 05 Saarbrücken on November 6, 1955 . This record visit had little to do with the 05er game - it was just the "overture" to the top game between 1. FC Saarbrücken and FCK.

The following years were mostly unspectacular for the 05er. It was only in 1962 that they qualified for the DFB Cup for the first time , losing 5-0 to 1. FC Köln in the first round .

Eleven of the era criteria

Otto Schedler - Josef Amadori , Alfred Höfer - Hermann Ronde , Erich Reith , Norbert Liebeck - Bernhard Christ , Lothar Buchmann , Horst Lebefromm , Josef Meinhardt , Karl-Heinz Wettig . Trainer: Heinz Baas .

1963–1976: Regionalliga Südwest, 2nd Bundesliga South

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1963/64 04 (20) 82:57 47-29 02632
1964/65 11 (18) 55:64 28-40 02171
1965/66 03 (16) 66:39 38-22 02687
1966/67 04 (16) 50:35 39-21 02705
1967/68 04 (16) 57:32 38-22 03787
1968/69 13 (16) 40:58 23-37 01867
1969/70 12 (16) 37:58 25-35 01667
1970/71 07 (16) 57:49 35-25 02427
1971/72 04 (16) 57:41 37-23 04067
1972/73 01 (16) 80:41 44-16 05700
1973/74 05 (16) 88:49 38-22 04433
1974/75 11 (20) 63:60 38-38 04553
1975/76 12 (20) 81:92 36-40 03516

When the Bundesliga was introduced in 1963 , 1. FSV Mainz 05 was not qualified. In the newly founded Regionalliga Südwest , the club was instead mostly among the top group: In the first five years the Mainz team came third once, fourth three times, and in 1966 they were only three points missing from the Southwest Championship. On the other hand, the following year (Wednesday, May 3, 1967) the worst-attended league game of the post-war period with 79 spectators, which was played against FC 08 Homburg during the week, was irrelevant for the outcome of the championship and with the live Transmission of the international match between Germany and Yugoslavia coincided. Sporting highlights were to be found especially in the 1964/65 DFB Cup season, when the Mainz team won the eventual German champions Werder Bremen (1-0 in Mainz) and defending champions TSV 1860 Munich (2-2 a.s. in Mainz, 2: 1 in Munich) were thrown out of the competition - only in the quarterfinals the Mainz team was eliminated against 1. FC Nürnberg (0: 3).

In the late 1960s, the 05er lost touch with the leading group. After they had already come dangerously close to the relegation places in the final phase of the 1968/69 season, the overaged team had to hibernate the following year as third from bottom. The club thought about a merger with the even worse standing neighbor SpVgg Weisenau Mainz , which was rejected by the SVW members with such a clear majority that the vote of the 05 members no longer took place. The FSV managed to stay in class at the end of the season, the Weisenauer were relegated.

The upheaval began in 1970 under coach Erich Gehbauer , which led to the Southwest Championship three years later. Long-time goalkeeper Kurt Planitzer, defender Heinz Wassermann, who had only missed four games in six years, the runners Carlo Storck and Richard Klauss and the attackers Gerhard Bopp (who came back five and a half years later), Georg Tripp and Horst Klinkhammer were in that Summer break seven regular players among the 15 departures of the then table twelfth. The significantly younger team became seventh in the 1970/71 season after a good start (a 6-0 win on the second match day against the reigning Southwest champion SV Alsenborn ) and revived the interest of Mainz football fans: After the 4-0 home win against According to the local press, Eintracht Trier “was seen in the city for the first time since the cup games of 1965 again with flags in the club colors”.

Although Gebauer, with whom the promotion to the Bundesliga should be tackled in the medium term, left the club again in 1971 due to his professional obligations as an official of the Federal Railway Directorate, the "direction" remained the same even under his successor Bernd Hoss . Vorstopper Helmut Müllges, the last remaining player from the upper league, ended his career, and supported by the Mainz-based company Werner and Mertz , who became the first major sponsor in the club's history with its Blendax brand , the Mainz-based company was able to sign many prominent newcomers, including the Bundesliga experienced striker Gerd Klier from Hamburger SV , who was top scorer four times in the Regionalliga Süd and Südwest, and in 1972 the Danish national player Torben Nielsen from B 03 Copenhagen . The concept worked: On May 6, 1973, the club became champions of the Regionalliga Südwest for the only time with a 1: 1 against direct competitor Röchling Völklingen in front of 18,000 spectators. In the following round of promotion to the Bundesliga, the 05er took behind the later promoted SC Fortuna Köln , with whom they had been a head-to-head race for a long time, and FC St. Pauli , which only passed on the last game day, which was meaningless for promotion , third place.

Thanks to their success in the regional league, the Mainz team qualified for the newly founded two-pronged 2nd Bundesliga in 1974 . For two years the 1. FSV Mainz 05 kept up well and finished 11th and 12th (out of a total of 20 teams) in the southern relay. After the second year, which the Mainz team had finished with the most goals and the second most conceded goals in the league, they created a novelty in German professional football by being the first club to voluntarily renounce the second division license for economic reasons and withdraw to the amateur league southwest . Several second division clubs followed this example in the years that followed. The sporty relegated SSV Jahn Regensburg stayed in the place of Mainz in the 2nd Bundesliga.

Eleven of the era criteria

Kurt Planitzer - Carlo Storck - Herbert Scheller , Helmut Müllges , Heinz Wassermann - Horst Schuch, Hans-Jürgen Richter , Kurt Sauer - Herbert Renner , Gerd Klier , Charly Tripp . Trainer: Bernd Hoss .

1976–1988: amateur football

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1976/77 06 (19) 094:49 46-26 .00834
1977/78 01 (20) 108: 37 65-11 01047
1978/79 03 (18) 082:41 47-21 .00988
1979/80 05 (18) 068:49 39-29 .00732
1980/81 01 (18) 086:45 49-19 01033
1981/82 02 (21) 088:37 57-23 01305
1982/83 08 (20) 082:70 41-35 .00863
1983/84 08 (18) 060:61 38-30 .00646
1984/85 02 (18) 069:29 49-19 01313
1985/86 05 (18) 066:36 41-27 .00747
1986/87 05 (18) 057:31 42-26 .00510
1987/88 01 (18) 062:19 54-14 01265

In the third division, Mainz were mostly among the top southwest teams, but they also experienced one of the most serious crises in the club's history when the public prosecutor's office investigated the club because of financial inconsistencies and at the same time club president Jürgen Jughard died in a car accident near Koblenz . It turned out that Jughard had embezzled funds from Deutsche Anlagen Leasing , of which he was the general agent, for the association on a large scale . The 05er were thus involved in one of the largest German economic scandals to date. The exact circumstances of Jughard's death - accident or suicide - could not be fully clarified.

After the completely newly composed team had finished the first season after the withdrawal only in sixth place in the sportily weak amateur league Southwest, the first Southwest Championship succeeded in 1978. The Mainz team took the lead in the standings shortly before the winter break and did not give them up until the end of the season. In the promotion round, which began shortly after the last matchday, against the champions of the amateur leagues Saarland ( Borussia Neunkirchen ) and Rhineland ( TuS Neuendorf ), which had a longer regeneration time, the Mainz team had no chance. In the amateur league introduced in 1978, which united the three Southwest amateur leagues, it took the 05er three years to become champions for the first time in 1980/81. Nevertheless, they did not get promoted again because in that season the 2nd Bundesliga was reduced to one season and promotion to the second division was therefore suspended. In 1982 - in the year of the "Jughard Affair" - the Mainz team just failed at FC 08 Homburg , which was followed by the worst placement in the major league with 8th place in each of the following two years. The return to the second division finally succeeded in 1988. With a 3-2 win on the last match day against Eintracht Trier, the club secured the win of the third championship and also sat in the southern group of the following promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga in the games against Viktoria Aschaffenburg , SpVgg Unterhaching and FV 09 Weinheim . During the amateur time between 1976 and 1988 most of the titles of 1. FSV Mainz 05 fell, including four Southwest Cup victories, three Southwest Championships and the 1982 amateur championship (3-0 in the final against the amateurs of Werder Bremen ). In addition, there were the highest documented league game victories in the club's history: 10-0 against SV Speicher (March 31, 1979) and against SG Ellingen-Bonefeld (May 18, 1980).

Eleven of the era criteria

Manfred Petz - Herwart Koppenhöfer - Michael Wocker, Werner Orf , Hans Keller - André Häuser , Gerhard Bopp , Michael Schuhmacher , Bernd Münch - Charly Mähn , Armin Maier. Trainer: Horst-Dieter Strich .

1988–2001: Eventful years in the 2nd Bundesliga

season Place
Gates Points Audience
1988/89 18 (20) 44:76 29-47 04158
1989/90 * 01 (18) 93:20 62- 06 02899
1990/91 08 (20) 45:52 41-35 05008
1991/92 09 (12) 39:38 30-34 03994
1992/93 12 (24) 54:58 46-46 03907
1993/94 13 (20) 46:51 37-39 03646
1994/95 14 (18) 50:55 30-38 03958
1995/96 11 (18) 37:41 -0044 04271
1996/97 04 (18) 50:34 -0054 07124
1997/98 10 (18) 55:48 -0044 07959
1998/99 07 (18) 48:44 -0050 07255
1999/00 09 (18) 41:42 -0045 07515
* in the Oberliga Südwest

The annual general meeting on September 19, 1988, at which an opposition group spoke out clearly against the chairman Bodo Hertlein , had a decisive impact on the further development of the association . There was a voting vote between Hertlein and the candidate of this group, Harald Strutz . The then 37-year-old lawyer Harald Strutz, whose father Walter had already held this office from 1951 to 1956, was elected as the new club president. The board of directors around Strutz that was formed at the time was almost unchanged in office until June 2017.

In terms of sport, the Mainz team suffered another setback in the 2nd Bundesliga, and as 18th and third from bottom of the table, the club was relegated straight away. But in the following year they came back to professional football with a "hussar ride" (according to coach Robert Jung ). The very offensive team remained undefeated for 33 games, won the championship early and only lost to runner-up FSV Salmrohr on the last day of the match . With four wins in the first four games, 1. FSV Mainz 05 quickly became the winner of the promotion round, which the two following defeats no longer had any influence.

In the first year after being promoted again, the Mainz team were eighth in the table and were the best promoters of the 1990/91 season, but for formal reasons almost had to go back to the amateur camp : Since not all sponsorship agreements were set in writing, the DFB initially refused the 05ers the second division license for the season 91/92, but the Mainz team successfully protested. Until 1996, the team in the 2nd Bundesliga mostly played against relegation, and the relegation battle in the 1995/96 season in particular was unusual. Mainz started the round with just one point and 0:14 goals from eight games and after a coach change to Wolfgang Frank , who ensured that the 05er as one of the first professional clubs in Germany from now on operated with a back four and area coverage , collected in the second half of the season no club got more points than 1. FSV Mainz 05. On the penultimate matchday the Mainz team was on a non-relegation place for the first time and ended up in eleventh place. The decisive points brought a 1-0 win against VfL Bochum , where more than 10,000 Mainzers were in the Bruchweg Stadium for the first time in 23 years . In the following season, Mainz had the first chance since 1973 to find their way back to the top class. It wasn't until the last match day of the 96/97 season that they had to bury their hopes for promotion: they lost 4-5 to their direct rivals VfL Wolfsburg in an exciting “promotion final ”.

Until 2001, the team was again mostly to be found in the lower table regions. One of the few sporting highlights was a surprising away win on May 15, 2000 at the promotion aspirants VfL Bochum under interim coach Dirk Karkuth and with a good-natured Torsten Lieberknecht as "man hit" against the Bochum playmaker Yıldıray Baştürk .

Eleven of the era criteria

Stephan Kuhnert - Jürgen Klopp , Michael Müller , Peter Neustädter , Steffen Herzberger - Guido Schäfer , Jürgen Kramny , Fabrizio Hayer , Christian Hock - Abderrahim Ouakili , Sven Demandt . Trainer: Wolfgang Frank .

2001–2008: The Klopp era

season Place
Gates Points Audience
2000/01 14 (18) 37:45 0040 006042
2001/02 04 (18) 66:38 0064 009866
2002/03 04 (18) 64:39 0062 012,977
2003/04 03 (18) 49:34 0054 014,809
2004/05 11 (18) 50:55 0043 020,159
2005/06 11 (18) 46:47 0038 020,165
2006/07 16 (18) 34:57 0034 020,212
2007/08 04 (18) 62:36 0058 019,918
2004 to 2007: Bundesliga
Team photo appointment 2001
An era on the bench: Jürgen Klopp (right, head coach 2001 to 2008) next to Stephan Kuhnert (left, goalkeeping coach since 1998) and Željko Buvač (middle, 2001 to 2008 assistant coach)

One of the most important decisions in the club's recent history was made on Shrovetide in 2001. Again, the club was in acute danger of relegation and released coach Eckhard Krautzun on Rose Monday . He was succeeded by the recently injured defender Jürgen Klopp , who did not have the necessary coaching license for professional football, but had a degree in sports and was already considered to be his extended arm on the field as a coach during the time of Wolfgang Frank. Under Klopp's direction, the 05er won six of the first seven games and thus managed to stay in class again.

The following three second division seasons up to 2004 brought the club under the young "motivator Klopp" sympathy - and in view of the later narrowly missed opportunities also "sympathy" - beyond the city limits. In the 2001/02 season, the team set up several starting records in the 2nd Bundesliga, became autumn champions and was two points ahead of the first non-promotion place before the last game day. Due to the 1: 3 defeat at 1. FC Union Berlin , Mainz still missed the leap into the Bundesliga. With 64 points, they are still the best second division non-promoted since the introduction of the three-point rule. Just one year later , 1. FSV Mainz 05 failed again under extremely unfortunate circumstances. Although the team had not dominated the league as much as in the previous year, they were still on a promotion position after a 4-1 in Braunschweig seconds before the end of the season. It was only when that game was over that Alexander Schur , a friend of Jürgen Klopp's times together at Rot-Weiss Frankfurt , scored 6: 3 for Eintracht Frankfurt against SSV Reutlingen 05 , whereupon the Frankfurters scored a goal difference better by one goal pushed the Mainz to fourth place. With 20 goals, Andrij Woronin was the first second division top scorer in Mainz 05. In the third attempt , the Mainz team were almost never in the top group of the league, but remained within reach of third place through a successful streak in the last five games of the season until the last game day. With the 3-0 win against Eintracht Trier on the last day of the match and the simultaneous 0-1 defeat of the competitor Alemannia Aachen at Karlsruher SC , the much-acclaimed promotion to the top German league was now possible - again with a record; 54 points had never been enough for a first division promotion in the history of the 2nd Bundesliga.

Excerpt from the choreography for the 100th anniversary of the association

The Mainz inexperienced in the Bundesliga were immediately considered relegation candidates in the 2004/05 season , but the unsuccessful start against VfB Stuttgart (2: 4) was immediately followed by a series, which on the second match day with a win against Hamburger SV (2: 1 after 0: 1 deficit) and the six following games stopped; The “defeated” included German champions Werder Bremen (2: 1) and Champions League participant Bayer 04 Leverkusen (2: 0). In the away game at VfL Wolfsburg (3: 4 defeat after 2: 0 lead) on the 11th matchday the Mainz team was even at the top of the table for a short time, and in the end the Mainz team ended up as the best of the three promoted players in 11th place in the table after the Remaining class had already been determined on matchday 32. In addition to another year in the Bundesliga, the club was delighted to have participated in an international competition for the first time in the 2005/06 season . As the winner of the German fair play rating , Mainz 05 was awarded the DFB's starting place in the UEFA Cup qualification in summer 2005 . There the team failed after victories over the cup winners of Armenia ( FK MIKA Aschtarak ; 4: 0, 0: 0) and Iceland ( ÍB Keflavík ; 2: 0, 2: 0) in the first main round of the UEFA Cup against eventual winners FC Sevilla . After a surprising 0-0 win in Seville, the Spaniards decided the second leg, which, like the two home games in the qualifying rounds, was played in the Frankfurt Commerzbank-Arena , 2-0. In the league, the 05ers managed to stay in the league on the penultimate match day in the 2005/06 season despite a weak start with five defeats at the beginning of the season and ended up again eleventh. The last year in the club's first Bundesliga phase was less harmonious. Already during the preparation, differences with the goal scorer Michael Thurk , who left the 05er in a dispute for Eintracht Frankfurt , caused displeasure in the club, which also lost some top performers. The team was not able to cope with the departures of offensive players Michael Thurk, Benjamin Auer , Mohamed Zidan and Antônio da Silva and was passed through to the bottom of the table. Hope sprang up when Leon Andreasen on loan from Bremen and Zidan, the “returnee”, visibly strengthened the team - Zidan was the best Mainz goalscorer of the entire season with 13 goals in 15 appearances - and made contact with the lower mid-table. In the last quarter of the season, however, the 05ers fell back to the relegation places and were relegated from the Bundesliga for the only time so far after three years at the end of the 2006/07 season.

Although Mainz 05 was promoted 20 times in the 2007/08 season , the team - again in fourth place - missed an immediate return to the "upper house". Jürgen Klopp left the club and accepted an offer from Borussia Dortmund . Around 15,000 fans came to see him farewell on Gutenbergplatz .

Eleven of the era criteria

Dimo Wache - Robert Nikolic , Manuel Friedrich , Nikolče Noveski , Marco Rose - Fabian Gerber , Christof Babatz , Antônio da Silva - Michael Thurk , Benjamin Auer , Andrij Woronin . Coach: Jürgen Klopp Assistant coach: Željko Buvač

2008–2016: Second promotion to the Bundesliga

season Place
Gates Points Audience
BL squad
2008/09 02 (18) 62:37 0063 19,404
2009/10 09 (18) 36:42 0047 20,085 BL squad
2010/11 05 (18) 52:39 0058 20.182 BL squad
2011/12 13 (18) 47:51 0039 32,910 BL squad
2012/13 13 (18) 42:44 0042 31,152 BL squad
2013/14 07 (18) 52:54 0053 30,984 BL squad
2014/15 11 (18) 45:47 0040 31,008 BL squad
2015/16 06 (18) 46:42 0050 30,234 BL squad
2016/17 15 (18) 44:55 0037 29.096 BL squad
2017/18 14 (18) 38:52 0036 28,766 BL squad
2018/19 12 (18) 46:57 0043 26,246 BL squad
2019/20 13 (18) 44:65 0037 27,081 BL squad
until 2009: 2nd Bundesliga
from 2009: Bundesliga

For the 2008/09 season, Jørn Andersen took over the coaching position at 1. FSV Mainz 05. Under the direction of the Norwegian, the 05ers were only twice (on the first and fourth day of the game) not in the top three. After winning the autumn championship in the 2nd Bundesliga, the team managed to make a preliminary decision in the fight for promotion on the 33rd match day despite a weak home record (12th place in the home table with 27 points) with a 2-0 win at direct competitor and feared opponent SpVgg Greuther Fürth on matchday 33 . Decisive for the return to the Bundesliga as second in the table was the away balance with 36 points and 30:15 goals, which in the history of German professional football was only achieved by Werder Bremen (37 points, 37:17 goals in the 2003/04 championship season) and FC Bayern Munich (47 points, 42: 7 goals in the 2012/13 season) was surpassed. In the DFB Cup, the 05er made it to the semi-finals for the first time with victories at SV Babelsberg 03 , against 1. FC Köln , later second division champions SC Freiburg and against FC Schalke 04 . There, the Burkinabe striker Aristide Bancé , who had already scored in all cup games except the first round, equalized Bayer's lead in the away game at Bayer 04 Leverkusen ; in the end, the 05ers lost 4-1 in extra time. Regardless of the success, Andersen had been criticized since the middle of the second half of the 2008/09 season and a few days after the cup defeat at VfB Lübeck (1: 2 a. V.) the 05er parted from their head coach and assistant coach Jürgen Kramny .

The new coach was Thomas Tuchel , who a few weeks earlier had won the German championship with the 05er A-Juniors. Despite the short preparation time, the Bundesliga season 2009/10 got off to a good start. On the third matchday, the 05er defeated FC Bayern Munich 2-1, compensated for weak results in foreign stadiums with good home games and remained unbeaten on their own place until matchday 26 (1: 2 against Werder Bremen). Already on matchday 30 the relegation was mathematically certain, and with the following 1-0 victory at Hamburger SV , the 05er surpassed their previous club record in the Bundesliga. On the fourth matchday of the 2010/11 season, Mainz made it to the top of the Bundesliga table for the first time in the club's history with a 2-0 win at Werder Bremen , which they were able to defend on the following three matchdays. With the seventh win in a row (4-2 against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim ), Mainz set the Bundesliga start records of Bayern Munich (1995/96) and 1. FC Kaiserslautern (2001/02) on October 2, 2010 . At the same time, the club also became the first “ climate-neutral club” in the Bundesliga.

1. FSV Mainz 05 ended the 2010/11 season with several records: With fifth place in the table, the best position in the Bundesliga was achieved so far, as well as a total of 58 points at the end of the season. In addition, there is the first athletic qualification for the Europa League . At the same time, the last game of the first team was played in the Bruchweg Stadium on the last day of the match. After 72 years as a venue for Mainz 05, the first team moved to the Coface Arena before the start of the 2011/12 season , while the Bruchweg Stadium is still used for training and for the home games of the club's amateur teams.

Mainz 05 missed qualifying for the group stage of the 2011/12 Europa League due to a defeat in the third qualifying round after penalties against Gaz Metan Medias . Mainz 05 is the first German team to be eliminated from qualifying for the Europa League. In the Bundesliga, too, the team was unable to maintain the level of the 2010/11 season and was in 13th place at the end of the two following seasons. In the 2013/14 season, the team won their first three Bundesliga games against VfB Stuttgart (3: 2), at SC Freiburg (2: 1) and against VfL Wolfsburg (2: 0). After a short period of weakness, in which the team was eliminated 1-0 at home against 1. FC Köln in the second main round of the DFB Cup, things went up again with a 2-0 home win against Eintracht Braunschweig . On the last match day Mainz 05 defeated Hamburger SV 3-2 at home and thus secured seventh place in the table at the end of the season, which qualified them for participation in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League . This was possible because Borussia Dortmund and FC Bayern Munich were two teams in the final of the DFB Cup that had already qualified for a European competition via the Bundesliga . So the place in the UEFA Europa League did not go to the cup winners or the finalists, but to the seventh place in the Bundesliga.

After the season, Tuchel resigned as a coach. Kasper Hjulmand became the new head coach . His first competitive games were the qualifiers for the Europa League against Asteras Tripoli . Mainz 05 failed in this third qualifying round after a 1-0 home win and a 1: 3 away defeat. Hjulmand was on leave on February 17, 2015 and replaced by the coach of the second team, Martin Schmidt . The Bundesliga season was finished in eleventh place in the table. The following season 2015/16 ended Mainz 05 in sixth place in the table and qualified for the group stage of the Europa League. At the end of the season, manager Christian Heidel moved to FC Schalke 04 . His successor was Rouven Schröder .

Since 2016: Reform of the club structure, new board

Sandro Black

At an extraordinary general meeting on November 13, 2016, the association members decided to give the association a new structure with the creation of an election committee, a supervisory board and a fan department. The soccer department was not outsourced. In the elections for the chairman of the board held on June 25, 2017, who will replace the function of the association president with the entry into force of the new statutes, the entrepreneur Johannes Kaluza prevailed and, after almost 29 years, replaced Harald Strutz as the association manager, who was no longer running for election . Then, also for the first time, an eight-member supervisory board was elected. This was supplemented by the elected representative of the club's newly founded fan department. The nine-person committee controls the work of the newly appointed board of directors of Mainz 05. On December 6, 2017, Kaluza resigned as chairman of the association and board of directors. His successor on January 21, 2018 was Stefan Hofmann , the former head of the Mainz youth training center .

In the group stage of the 2016/17 UEFA Europa League , the Rheinhessen met AS Saint-Étienne , FK Qəbələ and RSC Anderlecht and were eliminated in third place after one defeat, three draws and two wins. In the league, 1. FSV Mainz 05 occupied 15th place in the table. After the end of the season, they separated from coach Martin Schmidt. Before the start of the 2017/18 season , he was succeeded by Sandro Schwarz , who had been coach of the second team until then. In the first season under black, the FSV fought for a long time against relegation and, after a strong phase at the end of the season, held the class with victories against RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund. The 05er finished the 2018/19 season in twelfth place. After a weak start to the 2019/20 season , Mainz 05 and Schwarz parted ways on November 10, 2019. Achim Beierlorzer became the new head coach . The team finally ended the season, which was interrupted due to the corona pandemic , in 13th place, after they had secured relegation after victories against Borussia Dortmund on the third last matchday and Werder Bremen on the penultimate matchday.

League affiliation

FSV Mainz 05 ticket from the 1996/97 season
  • Until 1914: various regional leagues
  • 1914–1919: no game operation
  • 1919–1923: District League Rhein / Hessen / Wiesbaden (both first class)
  • 1923–1925: District League Rhein / Nahe (second class)
  • 1925–1933: District league Hessen and Rheinhessen-Saar (first class)
  • 1933/34: Gauliga Südwest (first class)
  • 1934–1944: various sub-leagues
  • 1944–1945: no game operation
  • 1945–1963: Oberliga Südwest (first class)

Mainz 05 in the DFB Cup

The 05ers have so far been denied major successes in the DFB Cup . In 1964/65 , 1999/2000 , 2005/06 and 2017/18 they each reached the quarter-finals. In 1999 and 2006, the 05er were eliminated away from the highly-favored Bayern Munich , which they at least forced into extra time the second time around. In the 2008/09 season , a 1-0 win against FC Schalke 04 made it into the semi-finals of the competition for the first time.

In their second participation, the Mainz team lost 3-0 at home to 1. FC Nürnberg in 1965 , but at least set a record number of spectators in the Bruchweg Stadium that is still valid today : 24,000 spectators saw the game against the Franconians, some of them on additional stands built at short notice. In the previous rounds, the 05er had prevailed against the eventual German champions Werder Bremen (1: 0 in Mainz) and the defending champions TSV 1860 Munich (2: 2 n. V. in Mainz, 2: 1 in Munich). The Mainz team had to wait eight years for the next participation. In 1973 they were also defeated by Nuremberg 1: 4.

From 1973 until they were promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga, which guaranteed participation in the DFB Cup for Mainz from 1991, the 05er played regularly in the cup, but never survived the second round. The best results of the third division team at that time were a close 0: 1 against the eventual German champions VfB Stuttgart in 1983 , the previous year a 3: 6 afterwards against the Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 , against whom the 05er leveled a 2-0 deficit and had led 3-2 until the 106th minute, and finally the revenge against Schalke, a 1-0 in the 1986/87 season.

The first reasonably successful cup season since 1965 began in 1994 with a narrow victory against the Werder Bremen amateurs. The 05er then prevailed 2-0 at Bundesliga club MSV Duisburg and delivered a hot fight in the round of 16 after a 1-0 lead and 2: 5 deficit Borussia Mönchengladbach : Christian Hock and "Schorsch" Müller brought up the second division club within 120 seconds 4: 5 approach. After several chances to equalize, Stefan Effenberg only managed to make it 6: 4 for the eventual cup winners in stoppage time against the 11-man storming 05er.

As spectacular as their predecessors in the 1960s, the 05er performed in the 1999/00 season. After a bye in the first round and a 2: 1 against VfL Halle 96 in the second round, Mainz defeated first Bundesliga third Hamburger SV (2: 0) and then, outnumbered, Champions League participant Hertha BSC (2 : 1 a.d.) from: Shortly after the Berlin lead, Jürgen Klopp was sent off with a yellow-red, and in the 99th minute, Brazilian striker Marcio Rodrigues immediately after his goal to make it 2-1. Nevertheless, nine Mainzers took the lead against eleven Berliners over time. In the quarter-finals, the 05er had no chance at Bayern Munich. After all, were the 8000 Mainzer among the 11,200 spectators in the Olympic Stadium saw two days before Christmas Eve in freezing temperatures the first competitive game of Mainz against Bayern, clearly in the majority.

Two years later, the 05ers won in the second round against feared opponents SpVgg Greuther Fürth (3: 2), before they lost 3: 2 to 1. FC Kaiserslautern in the second round, with several opportunities to equalize a 0: 3 if they were outnumbered .

In 2005, the 05ers made it into the quarter-finals for the third time. They prevailed on penalties - the great weakness of the 05er for years - at VfL Osnabrück and 1. FC Kaiserslautern . The victory in Kaiserslautern was followed by a dispute that lasted for weeks. The FCK challenged the game standings in two instances at the DFB, as it was of the opinion that the FCK player Ferydoon Zandi's shot on penalties, which jumped from the crossbar behind the goal line, should have been counted as a goal. It was disputed whether the ball had done this with its full diameter. The appeal was rejected twice as it was a factual decision by the arbitrator. In the quarter-finals, the 05er traveled to Bayern again. This time they took the lead early and only had to accept the equalizer in the final stages. In extra time, Mainz equalized Bayern's lead, but lost 3-2.

In 2009, after a 3-1 away win in the round of 16 at league rivals SC Freiburg , the 05ers reached the quarter-finals for the fourth time. They had previously defeated SV Babelsberg 03 and 1. FC Köln . On March 3, 2009 Mainz won 1-0 at home in the quarter-finals against Schalke 04 and thus reached the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in the club's history. In the semifinals they lost in Düsseldorf against Bayer Leverkusen with 1: 4 a. V. In the following season they were eliminated in the first round with 1: 2 a. V. at VfB Lübeck . In the 2010/11 season the 05er reached the second round after a 2-1 win at Berlin AK 07 ( Lewis Holtby was double scorer ), but were eliminated there with 1: 2 against Alemannia Aachen . A year later, the team failed 2-0 in the round of 16 at the fourth division Holstein Kiel . Prior to that, major league team SVN Zweibrücken had been defeated 2-1 a.m. and Hannover 96 1-0 a.m.

In the 2012/13 season, after victories against SV Roßbach / Verscheid , FC Erzgebirge Aue and a 2: 1 at FC Schalke 04, the team reached the quarter-finals, in which they were unlucky in Mainz after a 2-0 lead in extra time with 2 : 3 eliminated against SC Freiburg . In the following season, after a 2-1 win at SC Fortuna Köln in the second round, it ended with a 0-1 win against 1. FC Köln . In the 2014/15 season, the Mainz team were eliminated in the first round. Against Chemnitzer FC they lost on penalties after they had been 5-5 after extra time. In the 2015/16 season they were able to prevail 3-0 in the first round at Energie Cottbus , but were eliminated in the second round with 1: 2 after extra time against TSV 1860 Munich . In the 2016/17 season they were eliminated in the second round at SpVgg Greuther Fürth. In the 2017/18 season Mainz 05 was in the quarter-finals after victories at Lüneburger SK Hansa , Holstein Kiel and a home win against VfB Stuttgart and was eliminated after a 3-0 draw at Eintracht Frankfurt. In the 2018/19 season, Mainz retired in the second round at FC Augsburg. In the 2019/20 season, the end came in the first round due to a 2-0 defeat at third division club 1. FC Kaiserslautern.

National and international success


  • Hessian champions and participants in the South German championship finals: 1920, 1926, 1932, 1933.
  • Southwest champion and participant in the promotion round to the Bundesliga: 1973
  • Southwest champion and participant in the promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga: 1978, 1988, 1990
  • Southwest Champion: 1981
  • German amateur champion : 1982
  • German A youth champion: 2009


  • Promotion to the district league (first class at the time): 1925
  • Promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga: 1988, 1990
  • Promotion to the Bundesliga: 2004, 2009

Cup competitions

  • Southwest Cup victory: 1962, 1965, 1974, 1979, 1980, 1982 and 1986
  • Participation in the UEFA Cup : 2005/06, 1st round
  • Reaching the DFB Cup semi-finals 2008/09
  • Participation in the UEFA Europa League : 2011/12, 3rd qualifying round
  • Participation in the UEFA Europa League : 2014/15, 3rd qualifying round
  • Participation in the UEFA Europa League : 2016/17, group stage

European Cup balance sheet

season competition round opponent total To Back
2005/06 Uefa cup 1st qualifying round ArmeniaArmenia MIKA Ashtarak 4-0 4: 0 (H) 0: 0 (A)
2nd qualifying round IcelandIceland Keflavík ÍF 4-0 2: 0 (A) 2: 0 (H)
1 round SpainSpain Sevilla FC 0: 2 0: 2 (H) 0: 0 (A)
2011/12 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round RomaniaRomania Gaz Metan Mediaș 2: 2
(3: 4 on  behalf )
1: 1 (H) 1: 1 a.d. (A)
2014/15 UEFA Europa League 3rd qualifying round GreeceGreece Asteras Tripoli 2: 3 1: 0 (H) 1: 3 (A)
2016/17 UEFA Europa League Group stage FranceFrance AS Saint-Etienne 1: 1 1: 1 (H) 0: 0 (A)
AzerbaijanAzerbaijan FK Qəbələ 5: 2 3: 2 (A) 2: 0 (H)
BelgiumBelgium RSC Anderlecht 2: 7 1: 1 (H) 1: 6 (A)
Legend: (H) - home game, (A) - away game, (N) - neutral place, (a) - away goal rule , (i. E.) - on penalties , (n. V.) - after extra time

Overall record: 16 games, 6 wins, 6 draws, 4 defeats, 20:17 goals (goal difference +3)

First team

Squad 2020/21

  • As of August 24, 2020
No. Nat. Surname birthday In the team since Contract until
01 GermanyGermany Florian Müller November 13, 1997 2013 2022
27 GermanyGermany Robin hundredweight October 28, 1994 2006 2023
33 IsraelIsrael Omer Hanin II May 14, 1998 2019 2023
37 GermanyGermany Finn Dahmen March 27, 1998 2008 2023
41 GermanyGermany Marius Liesegang January 7, 2000 2016 2022
03 SpainSpain Aarón April 22, 1997 2018 2023
04th NetherlandsNetherlands Jerry St. Juste October 19, 1996 2019 2023
13 FranceFrance Dimitri Lavalée January 13, 1997 2020 2024
15th GermanyGermany Luca Kilian September 1, 1999 2020 2024
16 GermanyGermany Stefan Bell August 24, 1991 2007 2020
18th GermanyGermany Daniel Brosinski December 14, 1988 2014 2022
19th FranceFrance Moussa Niakhaté March 8, 1996 2018 2023
23 AustriaAustria Phillipp Mwene January 29, 1994 2018 2021
42 GermanyGermany Alexander Hack September 8, 1993 2014 2022
05 NetherlandsNetherlands Jean-Paul Boëtius March 22, 1994 2018 2022
06th GermanyGermany Danny Latza (C)Captain of the crew December 7, 1989 2015 2021
08th GermanyGermany Levin Öztunali March 15, 1996 2016 2021
14th CameroonCameroon Pierre customer July 26, 1995 2018 2022
20th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Edimilson Fernandes April 15, 1996 2019 2023
24 GermanyGermany Merveille Papela January 28, 2001 2011 2023
25th GermanyGermany Niklas Tauer February 17, 2001 2012 2023
34 GermanyGermany Ridle Baku April 8, 1998 2007 2022
35 LuxembourgLuxembourg Leandro Barreiro January 3, 2000 2016 2021
07th SwedenSweden Robin Quaison October 9, 1993 2017 2021
09 FranceFrance Jean-Philippe Mateta June 28, 1997 2018 2022
11 Korea SouthSouth Korea Dong-Won Ji May 28, 1991 2019 2022
21st AustriaAustria Karim Onisiwo March 17, 1992 2016 2022
28 HungaryHungary Ádám Szalai December 9, 1987 2019 2021
29 GermanyGermany Jonathan Burkardt July 11, 2000 2014 2022
GhanaGhana Abass Issah September 26, 1998 2018 2023
AustriaAustria Marlon Mustapha May 24, 2001 2018 2024
II also in the squad of the second team

Transfers of the 2020/21 season

  • As of August 24, 2020
time player Transferring club
Summer break Abass Issah FC Utrecht (loanee)
Luca Kilian SC Paderborn 07
Dimitri Lavalée Standard Liege
time player Receiving club
Summer break Taiwo Awoniyi Liverpool FC (Loan)
Jeffrey Bruma VfL Wolfsburg (loanee)
Gerrit Holtmann VfL Bochum
Niklas Kölle End of contract; destination unknown
Alexandru Maxim Gaziantep FK
Jonathan Meier Dynamo Dresden (loan)
Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel Stade Brest (loan)
Aaron Seydel SV Darmstadt 98
Marin Šverko 1. FC Saarbrücken
*Due to the postponement of the end of the 2019/20 season and the start of the 2020/21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DFB, together with the DFL and in consultation with FIFA, adjusted the summer transfer period (generally July 1 to August 31). The transfer window was on July 1 (changeover period I.1) and is open from July 15 to October 5, 2020 (changeover period I.2). The first, one-day phase was intended in particular for the registration of contracts that had already been concluded from July 1st.

Coaching staff

Achim Beierlorzer (here 2018) has been the head coach of the professional team since November 18, 2019
Surname function
Achim Beierlorzer Head coach
Jan-Moritz Lichte Assistant coach
Michael Falkenmayer Assistant coach
Niko Bungert Assistant coach
Stephan Kuhnert Goalkeeping coach
Sven Herzog Athletic trainer
Axel Busenkell Athletic trainer
Jonas Grünewald Athletic trainer
Daniel Fischer Video analyst

As of August 6, 2020

National player

So far, four players from Mainz 05 also wore the jersey of the German national team during their time at FSV : Manuel Friedrich , André Schürrle , Lewis Holtby and Nicolai Müller .

Former German national players in the 05 jersey were Kurt Diemer , Karl Scherm , Helmut Schneider , Erich Bäumler , Hanno Balitsch , Malik Fathi , Philipp Wollscheid and René Adler . Franco Foda and Roman Neustädter , trained by the Mainz Juniors , each played twice for the DFB-Elf, Erik Durm played seven times. Former German national players as 05 coaches were Helmut Schneider , Hans Geiger and Lothar Emmerich .

Ridle Baku plays in the U21 .

Foreign national players in the Mainz squad are (as of January 2020): Karim Onisiwo ( Austria ), Robin Quaison ( Sweden ), Pierre Kunde ( Cameroon ), Jean-Paul Boëtius ( Netherlands ), Ji Dong-won ( South Korea ), Edimilson Fernandes ( Switzerland) , Ádám Szalai (Hungary) and Jeffrey Bruma ( Netherlands ).

Before that, the internationals Torben Nielsen (Denmark), Petar Kurdow (Bulgaria), Vlado Kasalo (Croatia), Bruno Akrapović (Bosnia-Herzegovina), Marek Lemsalu ( Estonia ), Abderrahim Ouakili (Morocco), Spasoje Bulajič (Slovenia), Emil Kostadinow (Bulgaria), Sirous Dinmohammadi (Iran), Helgi Kolviðsson (Iceland), Igoris Morinas (Lithuania), Samuel Ipoua (Cameroon), Blaise Nkufo (Switzerland), Tamás Bódog (Hungary), Conor Casey (USA), Andrij Woronin ( Ukraine), Bakary Diakité (Mali), Cha Du-ri (South Korea), Otto Addo (Ghana), Imre Szabics (Hungary), Leon Andreasen (Denmark), Isaac Boakye (Ghana), Delron Buckley ( South Africa ), Milorad Peković ( Montenegro), Peter Van der Heyden (Belgium), Chadli Amri ( Algeria ), Jahmir Hyka ( Albania ), Félix Borja (Ecuador), Aristide Bancé (Burkina Faso), Haruna Babangida (Nigeria), Dragan Bogavac (Montenegro), Jan Šimák (Czech Republic), Miroslav Karhan (Slovakia), Christian Fuchs (Austria), Marius Niculae (Romania), Mohamed Zidan (Egypt), Sami Allagui (Tunisia), Eugen Polanski ( Poland ), Ivan Klasnić (Croatia), Radoslav Zabavník ( Slovakia ), Andreas Ivanschitz ( Austria ), Ádám Szalai ( Hungary ), Anthony Ujah ( Nigeria ), Nikita Rukavytsya ( Australia ), Dario Krešić ( Croatia ), Zdeněk Pospěch ( Czech Republic ), Bo Svensson ( Denmark ), Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting ( Cameroon ), Niki Zimling ( Denmark ), Filip Đuričić ( Serbia ), Nicolás Castillo ( Chile ), Nikolče Noveski ( Macedonia ), Júnior Díaz ( Costa Rica ), Shinji Okazaki ( Japan ), Stefanos Kapino ( Greece ), Park Joo-ho ( South Korea ), Koo Ja-cheol ( South Korea ), Gonzalo Jara ( Chile ), Henrique Sereno ( Portugal ), Todor Nedelew ( Bulgaria ) , Julian Baumgartlinger ( Austria ), Elkin Soto ( Colombia ), Pierre Bengtsson ( Sweden ), Yunus Malli ( Turkey ), Jonas Lössl ( Denmark ), Bojan Krkić ( Spain ), Fabian Frei ( Switzerland ), Viktor Fischer ( Denmark ), Kenan Kodro ( Bosnia ), Leon Balogun ( Nigeria ), Nigel de Jong ( Netherlands ), Yoshinori M utō ( Japan ), Jean-Philippe Gbamin ( Ivory Coast ) and Alexandru Maxim ( Romania ) played for the 05er.


Surname Term of office Surname Term of office Surname Term of office
Tibor Hesser 1926/1927 Walter Sonnenberger 12 / 1966-1967 Horst Franz 4 / 1995-9 / 1995
Atwood 1928/1929 Erich Baumler 1967/1968 Wolfgang Frank 9/1995-3/1997
Julius Etz 1929/1930 Karl-Heinz Wettig 1968/1969 Reinhard Saftig 3 / 1997-8 / 1997
Paul Oßwald 1933/1934 Erich Gehbauer 1969-1971 Didi Constantini 9/1997-4/1998
Clemens Weilbächer 1936/1937 Bernd Hoss 1971-1974 Wolfgang Frank 4 / 1998-4 / 2000
Helmut Schneider 1946-1948 Uwe Klimaschefski 1974-9 / 1974 Dirk Karkuth 4 / 2000-6 / 2000
Albert Heitz 1948-1950 Gerd Menne 10 / 1974-12 / 1975 René Vandereycken 6 / 2000-11 / 2000
Berno Wischmann 1950-10 / 1950 Horst Hülß 1 / 1976-1980 Eckhard Krautzun 11 / 2000–2 / 2001
Hans Geiger 10 / 1950-1952 Herbert Doerenberg 1980-3 / 1983 Jürgen Klopp 2/2001–6/2008
Georg Bayerer 1952/1953 Lothar Emmerich 3 / 1983-1984 Jørn Andersen 7/2008–8/2009
Emil Izsó 1953-12 / 1954 Horst-Dieter Strich 1984-1988 Thomas Tuchel 8/2009–5/2014
Gerd Higi 1 / 1955-1957 Horst Hülß 1988–2 / 1989 Kasper Hjulmand 7/2014–2/2015
Josef Kretschmann 1957-1959 Robert Jung 2 / 1989-1992 Martin Schmidt 2/2015 - 5/2017
Heinz Baas 1959-1966 Josip Kuže 1992-10 / 1994 Sandro Black 5/2017–11/2019
Horst Zaro 1966-11 / 1966 Hermann Hummels 10 / 1994-4 / 1995 Achim Beierlorzer since 11/2019

Honorary captain

  1. Konrad Weil: Honorary member, long-time board member, chairman of the sports and games committee, "re-founder" of 1. FSV Mainz 05 in 1945
  2. Gerd Higi: Captain and defender in the 1950s, later coach and board member
  3. Dimo Wache : long-time captain and goalkeeper
  4. Nikolče Noveski : long-time captain and central defender

More teams

Second team


In the history of 1. FSV Mainz 05 there were two second teams .

The first of these two departments rose in 1956 from the Rhenish Hessian A-class, Group North, to the II. Amateur League Rheinhessen (then the fourth highest division). A year later, he was again promoted to the 1st amateur league. The flight did not last long - two years after the second promotion, the team played again in the A-class, from 1964 even in the B-class, the fifth highest division. A few years later the team was disbanded.

1. FSV Mainz 05 (A) was brought back to life by the later manager Christian Heidel. The team started in 1992 in the lowest division. After four championships in a row (the first without losing points), the amateurs reached the Association League Southwest in 1997. After third place in 1998, they even rose to the Oberliga Südwest in 1999 .

Here, too, the Mainz team were among the top teams. After fourth, seventh and second place, they rose in the fourth year (2003) to the Regionalliga, in which they managed to stay in the league in the first year. With the promotion of the professional team, 1. FSV Mainz 05 had all teams from the professionals to the lower youth teams in the highest possible league for the first time in the 2004/05 anniversary season, but had to accept the relegation of the amateurs and the A-Juniors at the end of the season.

The 1. FSV Mainz 05 II, trained by ex-professional Peter Neustädter from winter 2004/05 to April 2010 and promoted to Regionalliga West in the 2007/08 season, was also SWFV Cup winner five times in a row from 2001 to 2005 . In the resulting DFB Cup matches , the second team reached the penalty shoot-out twice (2001 2-4 against Borussia Mönchengladbach , 2003 3-4 against Karlsruher SC ), but never made it to the second round.

In summer 2010 the team was integrated into the Mainz junior performance center. The 2013/14 season finished third behind SC Freiburg II and SG Sonnenhof Großaspach . Since SC Freiburg withdrew its second team, the reserves of 1. FSV Mainz 05 were allowed to take part in the promotion games and met TSG Neustrelitz . The games were won 2-0 and 3-1. Thus, 1. FSV Mainz 05 II played in the third division from the 2014/15 season . In the 2016/17 season, the team was relegated back to the regional league.


  • Southwest championship and promotion to the regional league: 2003
  • Southwest Cup victory: 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005
  • Promotion to the Regionalliga West: 2008
  • Promotion to the 3rd division: 2014

Young talent center

The junior division of the 05er is one of the "big three" in the southwest with 1. FC Kaiserslautern and 1. FC Saarbrücken . At the federal level, the youth training center of 1. FSV Mainz 05 regularly receives top marks in certification by the DFB and is now one of the best youth departments in German football. The department's greatest success in terms of sport is the German U19 championship in 2009, and the training of senior international players André Schürrle, Manuel Friedrich , Franco Foda and Roman Neustädter .

In 2003, the U-19 team was a founding member of the U-19 Bundesliga , from which it was relegated after two years. In 2006 Mainz 05 became champions of the U-19 Regional League Southwest and rose in the play-off against Hessenmeister Kickers Offenbach (5: 0, 2: 1) back to the Bundesliga, where the team belonged to the top group in 2006/07 and only on missed qualifying for the German U-19 championship last matchday. In 2008/09, the team was runner-up in the Bundesliga Süd / Südwest (behind SC Freiburg) under coach Thomas Tuchel , which meant that they qualified for the final round of the German championship and became champions after successes against Werder Bremen and Borussia Dortmund.

The B-Juniors were under the coach Willi Löhr and from March 2005 Stefan Hofmann 2004 and 2005 Southwest Champion before the FCK. In the quarter-finals of the German youth championship in 2004 they were eliminated by two defeats against the eventual champions VfB Stuttgart (including with Sami Khedira ). In 2005 they reached the penalty shoot-out against Borussia Dortmund (including with Nuri Şahin ) despite a 3-0 defeat in the first leg in the second leg, but lost 7-8. In the 2007/08 season she qualified for the newly founded U-17 Bundesliga , from which she was relegated in the second year.

The Bundesliga players Suat Serdar , Bote "Ridle" Baku , Florian Müller , Alexander Hack , Jannik Huth , Robin Zentner , Damian Roßbach , Petar Slišković , Christian Mathenia , Aaron Seydel , Devante Parker André Schürrle , Shawn Parker , Stefan Bell , Benedikt Saller , Jan Kirchhoff , Erik Durm , Mimoun Azaouagh , Axel Brummer , Christian Demirtas , Franco Foda , Manuel Friedrich , Fabrizio Hayer , Markus Kreuz , Damir Vrančić , Mario Vrančić , Neven Subotić and Roman Neustädter were trained in the 05 juniors.

The youth training center uses the Bruchweg Stadium as a venue. There you will also find the training areas and function rooms of the young talent center.

Before the successes in the 2000s, the high point of youth football in Mainz was the period from 1976 to 1978. Not only were the A, B and C youth teams regularly Southwest champions, A youth and B youth also competed in the semi-finals German championship. The A-youth retired in 1977 against MSV Duisburg after a 4-1 win in the first leg and a 0: 4 in the Wedaustadion in front of 22,000 spectators 0: 4, the B-youth came third in 1977 and 1978 in the German B-youth championship , but had to admit defeat Schalke 04 2: 5 and 1: 2 in the semi-finals . In the games for third place you could prevail against Hertha BSC and Eintracht Frankfurt . The A-youth coach was then Heinz Hinkel, who switched to 1. FC Kaiserslautern as youth coordinator in 1979 and took many good players with him to Kaiserslautern. Udo Hertlein was the coach of the B youth team. Games in the Southwest League usually took place in front of 1000 or more spectators on the hard court behind the stadium.

05er KidsClub

Since June 2006 the 1. FSV Mainz 05 has been running the nationwide unique social project “05er KidsClub - Learn and experience like the pros”. It is a platform for children and young people regardless of their social background or sporting talents, where social values ​​are conveyed in an age-appropriate and experiential way. The children's book author Ulla Klopp has taken on the patronage.



As one of the few German professional football clubs, 1. FSV Mainz 05 is still a registered club today .


The club's president was Harald Strutz from 1988 to 2017 . Its vice-presidents were Peter Arens, Jürgen Doetz and Karl-Heinz Elsäßer. On June 25, 2017, Johannes Kaluza was elected as his successor. He resigned on December 6, 2017.

On January 21, 2018, Stefan Hofmann , the former sports director of the youth performance center, was elected chairman at an extraordinary general meeting. Sports director is Rouven Schröder , commercial director Jan Lehmann.

The board is supported by the directorates. These are headed by Michael Kammerer (Director Organization), Tobias Sparwasser (Director Communication & Media), Christopher Blümlein (Director Finance & Personnel), Michael Welling (Director Marketing & Sales) and Bernd Legien (Director Scouting & Analysis).


Shirt sponsor and supplier since 1986

The following table gives an overview of all shirt sponsors of the club since 1986. The period indicates the complete season.

Period sponsor Branch
1986-1988 Warsteiner brewery
1988-1990 abbey Vitamin preparations
1990-1992 sat 1 TV station
1992-1996 Mainzer Rhein-Zeitung daily newspaper
1996-1997 XXS Diet products
1997-2001 Erdal Shoe care products
2001-2004 Amadeus FiRe Personnel services
2004-2009 DBV-Winterthur Insurance
2009-2015 Entega power supply
since 2015 Profine / Kömmerling Plastics processing


During this time the team was equipped by the following clothing companies.

Period Outfitter
1986-1989 puma
1989-1992 Adidas
1992-1997 lotto
1997-2001 Umbro
2001-2008 lotto
2008-2015 Nike
2015-2020 lotto
since 2020 Kappa


The Bruchweg Stadium was the home of the first team until summer 2011
The new Coface Arena shortly before completion
The opening ceremony of the new venue on July 3, 2011
Choreography before the game against Fortuna Düsseldorf (1: 0)
... before the game against Borussia M'gladbach (0: 0)

The Opel Arena (until June 2016: Coface Arena ) has been the venue for the 05er since the 2011/12 season .

Before that, the FSV played its home games from 1938 to 2011 in the Bruchweg Stadium. This pure football stadium on Dr.-Martin-Luther-King-Weg (formerly Bretzenheimer Bruchweg ) near Mainz University had, after several renovations, 18,000 mostly covered seats, including around 10,400 seats. The stadium area includes artificial turf and grass pitches. For economic reasons, the club was reliant on a larger stadium, according to its own information, although it was not possible to expand the Bruchweg Stadium. Therefore, the property management company (GVG) of the city of Mainz built a new stadium around two kilometers to the west. Its costs were estimated at 45 million euros, plus a maximum of 15 million euros for additional construction and development costs as well as for the acquisition of the building area.

Before 1938 the 05er played around 500 meters south of today's stadium on the self-created sports field at Fort Bingen , which was inaugurated in 1920 with a friendly game against Vasas Budapest in front of 5,000 spectators. After the expansion for the 1926/27 season, the modern arena with grandstand and extended standing crossbars offered space for more than 10,000 spectators. In 1937 this first club-owned stadium had to give way to a flak barracks, which today forms the main entrance to the university. As compensation for the loss of the facility with three playing fields, grandstands and changing rooms, in which several hundred thousand marks had been invested, the club received only 3000 marks. The 05er first played on Pariser Strasse on the MTV 1817 square, and from 1938 on in the Herbert-Norkus- Kampfbahn , as the municipal Bruchweg Stadium was called in the Third Reich .

Before the construction of the sports field at Fort Bingen, the club had to use different sports fields. In Hassia times, people played on the open spaces of the fortifications on the Gautor, while large games were played on the cycling track built in 1897 on the nearby Fichteplatz . In 1910 the club moved to the Mainzer SV 08 square on Hattenbergstrasse. After the war and the merger with the 08ers, the club first had to move to the unsuitable shooting festival area above the city park until the arena at Fort Bingen was completed.

At the home games of 1. FSV Mainz 05, every goal of the own team is celebrated with the first bars of the Narrhallamarsch - based on the Mainz Carnival .

Rivalries and friendships

The first big rivals of the 05er were the local competitors. In the pre-war period, this was especially true for SV Weisenau , but also for its large neighbor SV Wiesbaden , who lost every year in Mainz from 1925 to 1934, but only gave up four points at home.

The rivalry with Wormatia Worms developed from the head-to-head race for the Rheinhessen regional league championship in the 1926/27 season, which was triggered by a proxy fight in the newspapers (on the Worms side: Richard Kirn , later a high-ranking journalist in the kicker predecessor " Sportmagazin ") was accompanied. The 05er won the title in 1926, then the Worms four times in a row. A rather friendly rivalry developed in the 1980s between the Südwestverein Mainz 05 and the Hessian FVgg. Kastel 06 . The annual comparison games between the Mainz upper division club on the left and right of the Rhine, which could not meet in the league game, regularly attracted many spectators.

In the recent past, Eintracht Frankfurt and 1. FC Kaiserslautern have been the biggest rivals. The encounters with Eintracht Frankfurt are often referred to as the "Rhein-Main-Derby". The games against 1. FC Kaiserslautern are considered the "Rhineland-Palatinate Derby" and are the derbies with the highest priority for parts of the Mainz fan scene. This derby is about the "number one in Rhineland-Palatinate".

The fans of Mainz 05 and Borussia Mönchengladbach had an intense friendship between 1994 and 1999, since a cup game in 1994 in Gladbach, which the 05er lost 4-6 after a big fight. It even went so far that when the Mainz team played away in the west, Gladbach fans supported the Mainz team. Although individual personal friendships have existed since then, when the Gladbachers organized a boat trip to Mainz in 1999, but were not welcomed by a “reception committee” as agreed due to misunderstandings, the Gladbachers quickly terminated this friendship.

Other departments

Handball department

The handball department of the 05er was not created until 1926, when, among other things, the junior department of the Wartburgverein Mainz switched to FSV and two men's, one women's and one junior field handball teams were formed. As early as 1927, the Mainz men's team became district and Rhine-Saar champions. Two more district championships followed by 1930. Nationwide, the Mainz team regularly failed at SV Darmstadt 98 . Like the football department, the handball players also collapsed after losing the club's premises in 1938.

After the war, the newly formed handball players were unable to build on their old successes. It was not until 1972 that a title succeeded again with the Rheinhessen Junior Championship and the subsequent second place in the Southwest Championship.

The men's team reached the league in 1977, from which they relegated in 1983. Until 1985 and from 1988 to 1993 the team played in the association league. No men's handball team from Mainz 05 has been active since 2009.

Women's team "Mainz Dynamites"

A women's team has only existed again since 1978. The 05 players competed in the regional league from 1992 to 1996. The expansion of the Regionalliga Südwest to Hesse and Thuringia reduced the chances of promotion. Despite several championships in the major league, the team failed regularly in the promotion play-off. The women trained by the “magician” Vlado Stenzel until October 2006 were promoted to the Regionalliga Südwest in 2008.

In 2010 he was promoted to the 2nd Bundesliga . In the 2011/12 season the women played in the 3rd division and ended this with direct promotion. Between the summer of 2015 and 2018 the 1. FSV Mainz 05 cooperated with the DJK Sportfreunde Budenheim ; both formed the FSG Mainz 05 / Budenheim . At the end of the 2017/18 season , which the FSG finished in 10th place in the 2nd Bundesliga, the syndicate broke up after internal quarrels. In the 2018/19 season , the team secured promotion to the Bundesliga one match day before the end of the season .

Table tennis department

The table tennis department of 1. FSV Mainz 05 was established in 1949 when eight young people from the Mainz rowing club , for whom membership fees became too high after the currency reform , switched to the 05ers. In the first year three players took part in the German individual championships.

The first star of 05 table tennis was the multiple Indian champion Cudhir Kakhar, who joined the FSV in the early 1950s and introduced topspin in Germany.

In 1954, several players from the national champion Blau-Weiß Gonsenheim , who had disbanded, joined the club. In the same year the Mainz founding member of the Oberliga Südwest, to which they belonged until 1972 and again from 1976 to 1978. In 1956 they played for the German championship. In 1968, Mainz 05, as second in the league behind TGS Rödelheim, narrowly missed participation in the promotion round to the table tennis Bundesliga .

In 1956, Dieter Köhler was the German youth champion in singles and doubles as well as the international youth champion. At the 1959 World Cup , Köhler defeated the Chinese Asian champion Wang Chuan-Yao. To this day Köhler is the most successful table tennis player of the 1. FSV Mainz 05. Until 1965 the 05er were the association champions of Rheinhessen every year.

After being promoted again in 1980, the 05ers were also a founding member of the 2nd Bundesliga, from which they relegated again in 1988 in the course of the season reduction. In 1991 the Mainz team only played fourth class. Wayne Estwick, national player of Trinidad and Tobago , was supposed to be a key player in the promotion, but before his first appearance he died in a robbery on the table tennis department head in Mainz.

The most famous Mainz table tennis player in recent years is the Chinese Li Bing, who was eight times the best single player in the league from 1994 to 2004 and brought the club back into the regional league. Since moving to Mainz, he has not missed a single championship game (as of 2005). In 2001 the 05er brought out another top player. Patrick Baum , then 15 years old , became German and European champions in his age group. After the regional league championship in 2002, the Mainz team failed in the promotion round to the 2nd Bundesliga.

The 2005/06 season closed the Mainz team as runner-up in the third-class Regionalliga Südwest.


  • Reinhard Rehberg, Jörg Schneider, Christian Karn u. a .: 100 years 1. FSV Mainz 05: The book for the anniversary. Publisher: 1. FSV Mainz 05, self-published, Mainz 2005.
  • Michael Bonewitz: The rise. Mainz 05 - great fans - gripping moments - exciting pictures. Bonewitz Communications, Mainz 2004, ISBN 3-00-014036-0 .
  • Norman Hänsler: Determination of viewer-oriented performance in football using adaptive conjoint analysis - a socio-economic study using the example of the second division football team Mainz 05. Master's thesis, Diplomica. 2001, ISBN 3-8324-4510-2
  • Reinhard Rehberg, Christian Karn: Carnival on Bruchweg. The great years of Mainz 05. Verlag Die Werkstatt. Göttingen 2008. ISBN 978-3-89533-624-9 .
  • 1. FSV Mainz 05 (Ed.): From year to year 1925–2008. Author: Christian Karn. Self-published. 2008.


Nomination criteria for the Eleven of the Era:

  • Goal, defense, midfield: most appearances in the respective period
  • Attack: most goals in the respective period

Web links

Commons : 1. FSV Mainz 05  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  2. Rhineland-Palatinate District Court Mainz VR 1008, with new statutes from 2016
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  6. Coface Arena ( Memento from December 16, 2009 in the Internet Archive )
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  8. Mainzer Anzeiger of August 18, 1905.
  9. a b c Rehberg, Carnival: Carnival on the Bruchweg. P. 14.
  10. ^ Rehberg, Karn: Carnival on Bruchweg. P. 15.
  11. Mainzer Anzeiger of November 23, 1925.
  12. ^ Christian Karn: 1. FSV Mainz 05: From year to year 1925–2008. P. 11.
  13. a b c Rehberg, Carnival: Carnival on the Bruchweg. P. 19.
  14. ^ Christian Karn: 1. FSV Mainz 05: From year to year 1925–2008. P. 22.
  15. ^ Rehberg, Karn: Carnival on Bruchweg. P. 18.
  16. Werner Skrentny: We owe an infinite amount - Jewish traditions in the south of football. In: Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling (Ed.): Star of David and Lederball , Göttingen 2003, p. 102.
  17. ^ A b Christian Karn: 1. FSV Mainz 05: From year to year 1925–2008. P. 30.
  18. With "Hessen" was not meant the neighboring federal state, but Rheinhessen.
  19. Mainzer Anzeiger from December 20, 1945.
  20. For details, see Sport-Echo (Saarbrücken), 1st year 1946, specifically nos. 14 ff.
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  22. ^ Christian Karn: 1. FSV Mainz 05: From year to year 1925–2008. P. 43.
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  27. ^ Rehberg, Karn: Carnival on Bruchweg. P. 28.
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  29. Allgemeine Zeitung of December 7, 1970.
  30. ^ Rehberg, Karn: Carnival on Bruchweg. Pp. 28/29.
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