Mainz 05 is a German professional football club that was founded in 1905, one of the many clubs you can find out more about here at Online Casino Slots. The club is based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany and is commonly known by the nickname Die Nullfünfer (The O-Fives). Mainz 05 plays its home games at the Opel Arena, also known as the MEWA Arena, which has a seating capacity of over 34,000 spectators. The club is currently owned by Stefan Hofmann, who purchased the club after Johannes Kaluza resigned. When he first took the role, he was also working his full-time job before taking full responsibility for the club.
History of FSV Mainz
Mainz 05 was founded on March 16, 1905, as the football department of a gymnastics club. The club spent most of its early history playing in the lower leagues of German football. It wasn’t until the 2003-04 season that Mainz 05 was promoted to the Bundesliga for the first time. However, the club was relegated back to the second division after just one season. Mainz 05 returned to the Bundesliga in 2009 and has been a mainstay in the top flight ever since.
FSV Mainz Honours
Mainz 05 has never won the Bundesliga title, but the club has achieved some notable successes in its history. In the 2008-09 season, Mainz 05 finished fifth in the Bundesliga, which remains the club’s highest-ever finish in the top flight amongst teams like Bayer Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund. The club’s other honours include 3 regional cup wins of the Landespokal Sudwest trophy, as well as the German Amateur Championship in 1981/82. They manage to stay in the top division year after year as both the players and the club are dedicated to the cause. Mainz competed in the Europa League a few times between 2011 and 2017, although they never saw much success in the tournament.
Famous Players and Team Legends of Mainz
Over the years, Mainz 05 has had several notable players who have become legends at the club. Some of the most famous players in the club’s history include Dimo Wache, a goalkeeper who managed 127 clean sheets in 406 starts for the club. Marco Rose is another infamous Mainz player, a Left-Back who scored 6 and assisted 7 in his 158 appearances for the club, as well as keeping a fair few clean sheets. Scoring 30 and assisting 6 in 57 games is a record held by Mainz forward Mohammed Zidan. The final entrant on the famous players’ list is Nikolce Noveski, who appeared for the club 348 times over his career, scoring 13 and assisting 6 from the centre-back position.
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Mainz 05 has spent most of its history playing in the lower leagues of German football, but the club has enjoyed some success in recent years, including a fifth-place finish in the Bundesliga in the 2008-09 season. Some of the most famous players in the club’s history include Dimo Wache, Marco Rose, Nikolce Noveski, and Mohamed Zidan. Check out the sports betting page at Online Casino Slots for great bonus offers to claim placing stakes on Mainz fixtures.