Despite a 2-1 friendly defeat to Jahn Regensburg, the first defeat of pre-season, 05ers head coach Sandro Schwarz is taking the positives out of the training camp in Grassau.
Returning to Mainz in high spirits
Returning to Mainz in high spirits
Despite a 2-1 friendly defeat to Jahn Regensburg, the first defeat of pre-season, 05ers head coach Sandro Schwarz is taking the positives out of the training camp in Grassau.
First pre-season loss in friendly against Regensburg
The Zerofivers narrowly fell to the second division side after 120 minutes
Mateta: Expectations will rise
Despite a late return to training, 14-goal striker Mateta is on the right track and wants to improve his tally next season – father’s target exceeded
“I want to show that I’m back”
Philipp Mwene: returns to training after undergoing a knee operation – his goal: become a first-team regular
Pierre-Gabriel and Akono sidelined with muscle strain and bone bruise
Both new signings were diagnosed with injuries on Thursday, a day after the friendly against Vallecano
Aarón: “Mentally, I am here in Mainz”
The Spanish left-back returns from holiday as a European champion and is looking to catch up – not looking for a change
Creating the right atmosphere
Mainz trained for close to two hours on Tuesday afternoon in Grassau: head coach Schwarz and team pursue other goals in addition to drills
Ji out for several months
Cartilage damage in left knee: the Zerofiver has undergone an operation and begun his rehab
Schwarz: “We’re in a great position”
8-0 win against SV Gonsenheim to round off the first stage of pre-season. New emphases from Monday in Grassau training camp
Zerofivers beat SV Gonsenheim 8-0 in friendly
Mainz prevailed over Oberliga opposition with an impressive eight goals
Not a question of potential
Managing workload is top of the agenda in Jonathan Burkardt’s development – the 19-year-old forward is the Zerofivers’ top scorer so far in the preseason
Loving football and scoring goals
05ers head coach Sandro Schwarz described his team’s performance in their 9-0 friendly victory against Eisbachtal as a “good performance.”
05ers secure second win of summer against Eisbachtal
Burkardt scores second hat-trick in as many matches as 05ers win 9-0 – Akono scores first Mainz goal
Meier: "I will push for my place"
Mainz’s new signing from FC Bayern is aware of his role as backup, but is determined to put pressure on teammate Aarón Martin, whilst also learning from him.
Bundesliga opener on a Saturday afternoon
Mainz play at the traditional time of 15:30 CEST for five of their opening six games
A chance for stability and consistency
Bell: A good feeling right from the off – Onisiwo, Maxim, Barreiro and new signing Fernandes all return to pre-season training
Friendly against Eisbachtal moved to Bruchweg
Kick-off against the Oberliga side will take place at 19:00 CEST. Admission is free at the Bruchwegstadion
Offensive power from the academy
Burkardt, Baku, Eyibil, Schönfelder: Ten of the 12 goals in the first friendly came from the Mainz youth players.
Convincing 12-0 win in opening summer friendly against FuPa Allstars Rheinhessen
Eventful second half leads to ten goals for the 05ers
Simply a little overplayed
Stefan Bell discusses his unfortunate end to the 2018/19 Bundesliga season and says: “I am determined to work my way back into the starting lineup.”
Opening friendly against FuPa Allstars Rheinhessen
Hofmann: “We’re really looking forward to playing the best of Rheinhessen as our first friendly of pre-season”
Mainz 05 release away and third kits for 2019/20 season!
White away kit for the new season – Olive green third kits
Loves a tackle
21-year-old Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel is fighting for a place at right back in the starting eleven and banking on Mainz 05’s reputation in France as a place to develop.
Striker or attacking midfielder—or some combination of the two
Veteran Bundesliga player Dong-Won Ji brings quality and stabilty to a youthful Mainz squad
Schröder: “There’s still plenty that will happen”
Mainz sporting director sees little momentum on transfer market so far - Schwarz anticipates an intense season
Aarón returns a European champion
Öztunali and Müller fall short as Germany lose to Spain
Lots of desire within new environment
A new infrastructure for Mainz's first-team - Schwarz: "We want to pick up right where we left off."
Training to begin on Sunday with five new signings
International players to join later on – Eyibil & Kölle with the first team
Bundesliga fixture list: FSV to start in Freiburg
The first home game in the Opel Arena against Gladbach, before facing the title holders on matchday 3 – Schröder: Fired up for the new season.
Three Zerofivers in final of U21 Euros
Öztunali and Müller to face Aarón in Udine on Sunday night – Mateta and Niakhaté knocked out in semifinals
Holtmann heads on loan to Paderborn
Attacker extends contract and will join the newly-promoted side for next season
Opel Cup 2019 with top-quality international lineup
Everton and Sevilla will take part in the second edition of the Opel Cup on 27th July in the Opel Arena
U21 Euros: semifinal duel between Zerofivers
At least one Zerofiver will be in the final: Öztunali and Müller to face Romania, Aarón and Spain to meet France’s Mateta and Niakhaté
DFL to publish fixtures list on Friday
Bundesliga season to start on 16h August – first friendly again FuPa Allstars Rheinhessen
A final test ahead of the start of the season
Mainz will play two 90-minute matches against recently-promoted Ligue 1 side FC Metz.
Mainz 05 welcomes back Michael Thurk!
Michael Thurk is a Zerofiver once again! The 43-year-old former player will join Mainz as the third assistant coach in Sandro Schwarz’s team.
Mateta back heel helps France to wild win in debut
U21 European Championship: France misses twice from the spot, but turn things around in the end phase against England – Öztunali and Müller with perfect start, Aarón fighting for semifinal spot
Signs of excitement
The squad has seen excellent process long before the start of the season and the first competitive match of the 2019/20 campaign is a derby – just two weeks before training starts, and the sun seems...
Mainz to play derby against Kaiserslautern in DFB-Pokal first round
The first official match of the 2019/20 season will see 1. FC Kaiserslautern and Mainz 05 face off in a derby for the first time since 2012
Transfer complete: Ronaël Pierre-Gabriel joins from AS Monaco
The 21-year old right-back has signed a deal until 2024
Lots of minutes for internationals
The weekend was a very successful one for the Zerofivers playing abroad, with none of the players being defeated in their games.
A strong presence for the midfield
New signing Edimilson Fernandes impresses with elegant football and brings international experience – Schröder: signing quality players above anything else
Edimilson Fernandes joins Mainz 05
The 23-year-old Swiss international has signed a four-year deal
Newcomers in the limelight
Schröder: “The fact that we have found the right players through our scouting system shows that we are working well.”
Mainz sign left-back Jonathan Meier
The 19-year-old joins the Zerofivers from Bayern München's youth academy.
Mainz to play friendly against Regensburg
The Zerofivers will face the second division team in a friendly this summer.
Jannik Huth leaves Mainz to join SC Paderborn
The goalkeeper signs a three year contract with newly promoted Bundesliga side
Promotion anniversary celebrations marked with two friendlies & high emotions
Zerofivers mark 10th and 15th anniversaries since Bundesliga promotion with legends match at the Bruchweg stadium
Mainz to play friendly against SV Gonsenheim
The friendly will also help mark Gonsenheim’s 100th anniversary celebrations.
Five Zerofivers in provisional U21 Euro squads
Mainz represented in the German, French, and Spanish squads
Raising the bar
Sandro Schwarz and Rouven Schröder take stock of the season that was and give an insight into the squad plan for the upcoming season
“Just a great sport”
It was a great final game of the season in the OPEL ARENA, full of emotion and excitement. Mainz beat TSG Hoffenheim 4-2 at home.
Mainz sign striker Cyrill Akono
The 19-year-old will head to the Bruchweg after playing in the third division
Mainz end season with emphatic win
The Zerofivers completed a comeback from 2-0 down to finish in twelfth
“You’re going to be the stadium announcer on Sunday”
Klaus Hafner looks back on more than 30 years as the voice of the Zerofivers
Niko Bungert: “I’ve always cherished what I’ve had here”
For the Mainz captain, Saturday afternoon in the OPEL ARENA will be much more than just the end of the season
One more game to go before some emotional goodbyes
Final game of the season against TSG Hoffenheim – a number of goodbyes after the final whistle
Mainz 05 presents their home kit for the 2019/2020 season
Schröder: “Tradition, modern and class”
Mainz announce pre-season friendly against FuPa Allstars Rheinhessen
Hofmann: “We’re looking forward to welcoming Rheinhessen’s best to the Bruchwegstadion for our first pre-season friendly of the summer”
Mainz to play pre-season friendly against SF Eisbachtal
The Zerofivers will travel to the Westerwald on 10th July
A season finale with many emotional highs
The Zerofivers are looking to deliver another complete performance against Hoffenheim – a final goodbye from the captain
One more strong performance to finish the season
Following the impressive 2-0 derby win in Frankfurt, the 05ers want to carry that winning feeling to their final home match against Hoffenheim – Schwarz: “Opportunity to secure 22 Rückrunde points”
Schwarz: “A very strong performance on the road”
Post-match reactions from the coaches after the Rhein-Main derby
Ujah brace leads Mainz to victory
Two goals from Anthony Ujah helped the Zerofivers to their tenth Bundesliga victory against Eintracht Frankfurt
Schwarz: We’re not just there to applaud them
As the Bundesliga reaches its conclusion, 1. FSV Mainz are preparing for their final two games. The first of which is Sunday’s (kickoff 18:00 CEST) Rhein-Main Derby in the Commerzbank Arena against...
Not fixed on one system
New signing Dong-Won Ji brings experience, quality, tactical flexibility and he can score with both feet.
Physicality a key factor
The Zerofivers deliver season-best results in number of runs and sprints against RB Leipzig – Schwarz: Raising the bar once again versus Frankfurt
Pre-game advice pays off
Mateta scores after being subbed on – Onisiwo returns home with a headache
Mainz announce new signing
Dong-Won Ji will join the club on a free from FC Augsburg
Mateta completes comeback against Leipzig
Mainz fight their way back from a two-goal deficit against RB Leipzig — Niakhaté scores his debut goal
Schwarz: a magnificent comeback
Post-match reactions from the coaches after the draw against Leipzig
“We can’t allow ourselves to be passive”
Sandro Schwarz has faith that his side will put forth a top-notch effort against RB Leipzig on Friday night–Rangnick not counting out the possibility of taking home the title
René Adler retires
The former national team goalkeeper will no longer play a part on the field
“It’s actually unbelievable”
The Zerofivers dominated the game in Hannover, but didn’t use their chances and ended up with an unexpected 1-0 defeat to the Bundesliga’s bottom side.
Dominant Zerofivers fall to unfortunate defeat in Hannover
Dominant visitors fail to take their chances as the Bundesliga’s bottom club took the lead in bizarre circumstances - VAR disallows Mainz goal
Schwarz: “Keep moving forwards“
Mainz‘s next task comes in the form of an away trip to Hannover 96 on Matchday 31.
Pre-season training to start on 30th June
Week-long training camp to take place in Grassau again
“A clear goal” in sight after staying up
Sandro Schwarz is calling for energy and passion from his side over the remaining four matches of the season
Derby trip to Frankfurt moved to Sunday, 12th May
Rhine-Main Derby against Eintracht Frankfurt on matchday 33 pushed back due to Europa League semi-final.
The new aim: Finish in the top ten
The Zerofivers secured Bundesliga safety following Saturday’s 3-1 victory against Fortuna Düsseldorf – Schwarz gives his side new aim for remaining four matches.
Schwarz: Many happy faces in the stadium
Post-match reactions from the coaches after the home win against Düsseldorf
Mateta and Onisiwo score as Mainz secure Bundesliga spot
The Zerofivers defeat Fortuna Düsseldorf to ensure place in 2019-20 season
Schwarz: It won’t be a walk in the park
Mainz 05 looking to secure Bundesliga spot with win over Fortuna Düsseldorf
Tolle Aussicht mit prominenten Sitznachbarn
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Schwarz: Extraordinary second half performance
Post-match reaction from the coaches after the defeat in Dortmund
Mainz fall to Dortmund despite strong second half
Karim Onisiwo hits the post twice as Mainz turn up the pressure in the second half
Mainz rule out late drop in standings
The Zerofivers are looking to add another win after their success in Freiburg.
Schwarz: “Dortmund will come out strong”
“This is our chance to show what we can do in a big match in front of a wide audience.”
Rouven Schröder: "He has an excellent engine"
Lots of praise for Jean-Philippe Mateta and Jean-Paul Boëtius. The former scored a hattrick whilst the latter scored and assisted twice in the 5-0 victory over Freiburg.
Schwarz: Over the moon with this victory
The head coaches spoke to the media after the game.
Mainz celebrate superb victory over Freiburg
Mateta and Boëtius brilliant as Bungert made his comeback. Mainz celebrated their third ever 5-0 victory in the Bundesliga.
Mainz looks to regain success
Ahead of their upcoming home game against Freiburg, Mainz’s head coach is pushing for a more aggressive and committed defensive showing, as well as calling for support from the hometown fans.
Effective Bremen overpower Mainz
Kruse cancels out Mainz response – Quaison penalty shout not given
Schwarz demands intensity
Mainz head coach wants to see a traditional Mainz performance – something that has been lacking recently. The head coach wants to benefit from the experience and self-belief gained in the...
“Mercilessly put away chances”
Robin Quaison scored again for Sweden, this time against Norway. Schröder: “Him in form is good for us”
Mainz 05 activate option to extend Karim Onisiwo’s contract
Forward’s contract with the Zerofivers extended until 2020
Bungert to end his career at the end of the season
After 10 years as a professional, the 32-year-old will retire at the end of the season.
A different but not completely new look
Nine points in nine Rückrunde games means Mainz have yielded the same number of points as they did at this point in the Hinrunde. Sandro Schwarz therefore hopes to find the form of mid-season after...
Friday night game vs. RB Leipzig - DFL confirms matchday 29-34
The 05ers will play Düsseldorf on Easter Saturday, and Leipzig on a Friday evening.
Mainz 05 extend their contract with Kömmerling
Kömmerling will be the main and kit sponsor until 2023
Eleven players called up over international break
Mainz 05 players to face each other in France vs. Germany game
“We’ll need everything that we’ve got”
The Liverpool game can’t serve as a template for Mainz’s tactics against Bayern – Schwarz: “That would be our first big mistake”
Phillipp Mwene out for rest of the season
The Austrian has been sidelined with a knee injury
Mainz suffer an unlucky home defeat to Gladbach
The hosts controlled the play, but didn’t take advantage of their chances and conceded a goal out of nowhere.
Schwarz: “We want to record a lot of shots on goal“
Mainz want to avoid the mistakes of the reverse fixture and get a good result against a Gladbach side who are strong on the counter.
Result quickly out of mind
Zerofiver coach Sandro Schwarz spoke about the squad taking part in the “impressive festivities” in Mainz which was adopted as a team-building measures taken for the upcoming home game against...
Schwarz: We definitely could’ve taken more today
Post match reaction to the 2-1 defeat away against Hertha BSC on carnival weekend
Denied twice by the woodwork: Heartbreak for Mainz in Berlin
Immediate breakthrough right of the second half but the 05ers were unable to hold on to all three points on carnival weekend.
Schwarz: “Just focus on football”
Schwarz isn’t worried about having to make changes again, and the table is an “absolute positive” according to Schröder.
Our main aim is to build consistency and form
Sandro Schwarz: "Due to the points we have already this season, our sole focus for Matchday 23 will be to try and negate our weaknesses."
Schwarz: “Great reaction from the team”
The head coach gave his view on the game against Schalke 04
3-0! Mainz return to winning ways in style
Onisiwo scores two, Mateta bags off the bench
A logical combination
The contract extension of coach, Sandro Schwarz: The result of a long-term development process
Sandro Schwarz extends his contract until 2022
Schröder: He lives and breathes our football
Task: convert frustration into positive energy
Having analysed mistakes and regenerated from the 3-0 defeat to Wolfsburg, the Zerofivers have a clear aim in mind for Saturday: to beat Schalke 04.
Schwarz: "That increases the frustration"
Another contentious penalty decision for Mainz in the 3-0 loss to Wolfsburg, as well as a lacking sense of vigor in attack
Schwarz: We didn’t cause Wolfsburg hardly any problems in the final third
The 05ers coach reflects on the defeat in Wolfsburg – penalty was a ‘50:50 decision’
05ers fall to a 3-0 defeat in Wolfsburg
The Wolves seal the victory from the penalty spot after questionable VAR decision
Basics and balance prioritised over Bundesliga record
05ers head coach Sandro Schwarz isn’t interested in talking about a potential seventh consecutive draw against VfL Wolfsburg – “in that case, long balls are the better option”
“The coach picked him for a reason”
Leandro Barreiro is the third player this season to have been given his Bundesliga debut; following in the footsteps of Burkardt and Gürleyen. The Zerofivers captain was very self-critical of the 5-1...
Mainz beaten convincingly
Quaison equaliser not enough - Zerofivers collapse before half-time
Silly on the outside, serious on the inside
The Zerofivers will play in their colourful carnival kit as they take on Bayer Leverkusen at the Opel Arena on Friday evening – Schwarz: “trust ourselves to put in a good performance”
"Not working collectively"
Sandro Schwarz analyses the 3-0 loss to Augsburg. On Friday evening Mainz continue on with the season when they face Bayer Leverkusen
Sandro Schwarz gathered himself. The coach has been suffering...
Finnbogason ends Mainz’s winning run
Mainz 05 lost 3-0 to FC Augsburg as Mainz concede two penalties to handballs in the first half
Lichte: "The fans can always rely on that"
Jan-Moritz Lichte stepped in for the head coach in Thursday's press conference: "We'll give everything to win the game" - Sandro Schwarz will be back in the dugout in Augsburg on Sunday
Brosinski’s historic goal and record breaking assist
The Mainz right-back scored from the penalty spot on Saturday as the 05ers scored their 23rd Bundesliga penalty. Brosinski is also now holds the club record for the most assists (20). However, the...
Brosinski and Quaison score. Mainz overcome Nürnberg
The Zerofivers earned their fourth win of the season after having many chances in the second half.
Schwarz wants a mix of determination, tempo and patience
The Mainz head coach wants three points from the first game at the Opel Arena of 2019
Schwarz: "Lucky in the end, but deserved winners"
All the reaction from the two head coaches following Mainz's 3-2 win in Stuttgart.
Mainz 05 start 2019 with away win
Zerofivers almost let commanding lead slip in nervy final stages in Stuttgart.
Schwarz excited for 2019 games to start
The Zerofivers travel with a clear aim of getting three points in Stuttgart. Latza a doubt, competition every in the team.
Taking a breather before the second half of the season starts
The Zerofivers got a day off after returning from their training camp in Marbella. Two open training sessions before the away game in Stuttgart.
Second friendly also finishes 2-2
Mainz and Freiburg can’t be separated over two games.
First Freiburg friendly ends in a draw
Mainz play out a 2-2 draw in the first of two matches against SC Freiburg
Müller and Zentner: “Kuhni was always the benchmark”
Both goalkeepers have both put in very stable performances over the first half of the season and are fighting for the spot now that Müller is back from injury.
05ers fall to narrow friendly defeat against Standard Liege
Despite a half-time lead, the Belgians win friendly in Marbella
"Tomorrow we’ll get down to business"
As the Estepona sun set late on Sunday afternoon, the Zerofivers called it a day for their first winter break training session. Sandro Schwarz took the opportunity after a long day of travelling to...
A round up from the first half of the season
Schwarz sees the positives from the season so far: “We feel that we could have got more points.”
Schwarz: "We defended passionately"
All the reaction to the 1-1 draw against Hoffenheim.
Zerofivers hold on to deserved point at Hoffenheim
Mateta cancels out Demirbay’s early strike – Mainz saved by the woodwork
Derby performance a benchmark
The Zerofivers will play their last Bundesliga match of the year on Sunday
Jovic equalises twice as Quaison nets a brace.
Mainz 05 and Eintracht Frankfurt battled it out on Wednesday evening in the Rhein-main-Derby, with the game ending as a 2-2 draw. The home side took the lead both times through Robin Quaison (10’ and...
Rouven Schröder extends contract until 2022
Sporting director prematurely extends contract
Bundesliga schedule for matchday 22-28 announced
Four matches on Saturdays at 15:30 CET / CEST
Mainz 05 presents new sleeve sponsor
QQ288 îs the new "official international online betting partner" of Mainz 05.
FSV defeated in Leipzig
Onisiwo gave Mainz hope before the home side ran away with the game.
Schwarz: "We stopped at nothing"
The Zerofiver’s trainer praised the group mentality of his players and looks towards the final run-in before the winter break: “We have three games where we can give ourselves a good end to the...
Bell: "I’m not sure if it is good for our sport"
The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) intervened on three occasions on Sunday – Brosinski kept his calm to equalise from the penalty spot in his 150th Bundesliga appearance.
“The best thing to do in sport”
Controversial 1-1 draw with Hannover 96. Brosinski scores penalty.
Strong performance only rewarded with a point against Hannover
FSV conceded an early goal but fought back well to earn a point against Hannover.
Wanting a wholehearted performance
The Zerofiver’s head coach calls for caution ahead of the game against Hannover 96. Passion, good mentality and urgency is needed: Do not be put off by the opponent's place in the table
Schwarz: “A good starting platform”
The Zerofiver’s trainer updates his critics after the away victory: consistency is coming, but still room for improvement.
Mateta: Right place, right time
The Mainz striker scored his fourth goal of the season on Friday when he fired in the winner against Düsseldorf, while Robin Zentner made sure the side secured their second away victory in a row
Schwarz: A lucky victory
The views of the head coaches after the away victory in Düsseldorf
Mateta scores as Mainz get their second away victory of the season
The Zerofivers took the lead against the newly promoted side and won the game.
New challenges, new solutions
The Zerofivers want to experience their second win of the season this Friday and this time, against Fortuna Düsseldorf.
Rotten luck against Dortmund
Mainz 05 narrowly miss out on a point against top-of-the-table BVB
Mainz welcome the League leaders to the Opel Arena
Zorc: “Be alert and don’t drop off”
Schwarz: „Bring something extraordinary“
Zerofiver's coach Sandro Schwarz eagerly anticipates a top class performance in the home game on Saturday against league leaders Borussia Dortmund.
Latza: “Don’t write us off“
The Mainz midfielder expects a top performance in what should be an exciting home game against Borussia Dortmund. After a long absence due to injury, the 28-year-old has made an impressive return.
Mateta scores again for France
Second game, second goal. Jean-Philippe Mateta has made a good start to life with the France U21s.
JP Mateta came on in Caen in the 62nd minute as a substitute and scored in the 79th minute to make...
Lots of international action for Zerofivers
More exciting games involving Zerofivers on Monday evening.
Schwarz: “Logical development”
Away win in Freiburg proves hard work is paying off. The Zerofivers coach trusts his team whatever happens. “That is life.”
Onisiwo: “That goal meant a lot to me”
The Mainz forward secured the win by scoring the third goal and ended his goal drought against SC Freiburg.
Schwarz: “We are in a good place”
The Zerofivers impressed with a superb display against SC Freiburg; made many opportunities and got their first away win of the season in a 3-1 victory.
Mainz claim first away win of the season by defeating SC Freiburg 3-1
Mainz claimed their first away win of the season by defeating SC Freiburg 3-1 at home on Matchday 11.
Twelve Zerofivers called-up for internationals
Niakhaté and Mateta to play against Aaron
Schwarz: “Hardworking until the end”
The Zerofivers travel to Freiburg in a good mood but face a strong SC Freiburg team who are full of hard runners and overall a good team.
Mateta: "That’s why you play football"
Mainz forward hopes for “lots more goals” and loves the connection he has with the fans
Winless run finally ends
The Zerofivers beat Werder Bremen 2-1 and put in a very strong all-round performance.
Aaron Martin signs contract until 2023
His appearance against Werder activated a clause