Interim head coach Jan-Moritz Lichte on the week’s training and the upcoming friendly against second-division side Darmstadt – Mateta, Ji and Seydel take part in individual training
Lichte: “The task ahead”
Lichte: “The task ahead”
Interim head coach Jan-Moritz Lichte on the week’s training and the upcoming friendly against second-division side Darmstadt – Mateta, Ji and Seydel take part in individual training
"Now we must continue"
Danny Latza's comments on this unusual situation, Lichte leads his first training session.
"Mainz will always be my home and will be in my heart forever"
Sandro Schwarz's parting message.
“It really hurts”
FSV’s sporting director speaks in the wake of Sandro Schwarz’s departure. An external successor is being looked for.
Mainz 05 and Sandro Schwarz part ways by mutual consent
Mainz 05 and head coach Sandro Schwarz have parted ways by mutual consent. The decision comes as a result of meetings that took place on Saturday evening and Sunday morning.
The killer blow from set pieces
Both managers gave their thoughts after FSV's home defeat to FC Union Berlin.
Too late for the comeback, FSV lose to Union
The away side always looked sure to win, the Zerofivers missed crucial chances
Delivering a strong performance
The Zerofivers are looking to deliver a performance on Saturday that “will please both the club and the fans” – Schwarz was on the pitch as a player during Mainz’s last home win against Union Berlin
DFL schedule Matchdays 18 through 21
Freiburg at home, Gladbach away, Bayern at home and Hertha away, all on Saturdays.
Apology? Saturday, on the pitch!
Schwarz demands a reaction from his team following the historic 8-0 disaster: “That is the only way we are going to be able to satisfy everyone”
Sandro Schwarz: "played completely into Leipzig's hands"
Both managers spoke after FSV's match in Leipzig.
Mainz 05 learn a painful lesson in Leipzig
Mainz 05 travelled to Leipzig on matchday 10, hoping to gain some momentum after the victory against 1. FC Köln. However, FSV looked shaky from the start and extremely vulnerable to Leipzig’s quick...
Schröder: We want to maintain our momentum
Mainz are looking to prove themselves against RB Leipzig with a strong performance and positive result
“What Mainz 05 means”
That 3-1 win against Köln means that Mainz now have the same points tally after nine games as they did at the same point last season - Boëtius lauds his head coach
"Box presence, energy, flow in the game"
Schwarz: We got what we needed – 3-1 victory after going behind against Cologne with some incredible goals
The Zerofivers celebrate a thrilling home win against Köln
The Zerofivers made amends to their defeat in Düsseldorf, deservedly beating recently-promoted Köln – Quaison with a wonder goal and Zentner in top form.
Trust as a base
In the presence of 653 members, including coaching staff and the Bundesliga players, the 1. FSV Mainz 05 general meeting took place in the OPEL ARENA.
Schwarz: "We suffered a lapse in concentration for one cross"
The reaction from both coaches after the defeat in Düsseldorf.
10-man Mainz fall to Düsseldorf
45 minutes with a man down too much for FSV – Hennings with late reward for the superior hosts.
Three points as a birthday gift
Sandro Schwarz is 41 today, Rouven Schröder is 44 tomorrow: “Our aim is to bring back the away win.”
Working on competitive mentality
The Zerofivers began intensive training ahead of the game in Düsseldorf – Onisiwo & Burkardt are back in team training.
Three Sunday games finish 1-0
An overview of this weekend’s international matches involving Zerofivers.
“The main thing is that we got the job done”
Daniel Brosinski scored a record-breaking penalty in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Paderborn, while Robin Zentner crucially saved a spot-kick at the other end.
Brosinski with penalty record, Zentner saves the day
FSV overcome Paderborn and enter the international break with six points
"We can't let our heads drop"
Zerofivers head coach Sandro Schwarz admits the situation isn’t pleasant, but says he has to face up to the task with his team and to improve their situation in the league.
“Time to process what happened”
Frustrations were running high amongst the Zerofivers aften an unlucky 1-0 defeat to Wolfsburg, in which Sandro Schwarz was also sent off
Sandro Schwarz: An annoying and bitter loss
All the quotes from the home loss against VfL Wolfsburg.
Zerofivers fall to Wolfsburg at home
1. FSV Mainz 05 were beaten 1-0 at home despite a spirited performance.
Tauer signs contract until 2023
Another home-grown talent from the Mainz youth academy receives a professional contract
"We have to take every chance we get"
The Zerofivers will face off against VfL Wolfsburg on 05 family day – Schröder breaks the tie down
Merveille Papela signs professional contract
The U19 midfielder is a product of the Zerofivers' youth academy / “Made a lasting impression during pre-season”
“A point here would not have been enough”
Wagner: “We were lucky to win” – Schalke’s head coach was not expecting his team to get the winning goal / Schröder: “It’s frustrating to leave empty handed”
“We dominated the second half”
Read the thoughts of both coaches after the away defeat to Schalke
Schalke strike late to deny Mainz a point
First the Onisiwo equaliser, then the late knockout punch
Mainz looking to take momentum into clash with Schalke
Sandro Schwarz is preparing his team for an intense and passionate away match against Schalke 04 – David Wagner’s impact is clearly visible
"We always need players who can lead the way"
Heaps of praise for goalkeeper Robin Zentner and centre-back Jeremiah St. Juste after the first win of the season.
Schwarz: An emotional win
Both coaches gave their thoughts after the home win against Berlin
St. Juste has the last laugh as Mainz down Hertha
Mainz claimed their first points of the season in a 2-1 home win against Hertha BSC.
Pressure as a privilege
Against Hertha BSC, the Zerofivers want to rid themselves of any signs of their recent poor form and pick up points with a focused performance
East Stand to be renamed the MEWA Stand
Textile management partner extends affiliation and becomes exclusive partner
Schwarz: Szalai brings energy to the team
The head coach refers to the centre-forward as a clever player who knows how to be competitive: “That’s exactly what we need”
DFL announces timings for matchdays 7-13
Mainz can look forward to four Saturday afternoon matches – Rhein-Main derby set for a Monday
Mainz 05 supports ‘Fridays for Future’
An environmentally-friendly trip to Schalke – Lehmann: We wholly support the goals of the climate strike
Time to finally get our rewards
Schwarz: “We need to be able to deal with setbacks and problems”
A small group, tight spaces and “positive impressions”
Mainz 05 have started into a new week of training. Head coach Sandro Schwarz gives an insight into the last few days and looks ahead to what’s still to come.
Eleven Mainz players called up for international duty
Head coach Sandro Schwarz has had his training group for the coming days reduced by a number of international call-ups. A total of eleven Mainz players are travelling with their respective national...
Schwarz: We fell apart by the end
All the post-match reaction from both coaches following the defeat at Bayern
Boëtius opener not enough – FSV suffer big defeat at Bayern
A super start was not enough for 1. FSV Mainz to overcome the record champions Bayern München. FCB recovered from a well-deserved Jean-Paul Boëtius opener to make it 2-1 before the break. They added...
Schwarz: It doesn’t have to be good. It has to be perfect.
Appearances for Szalai and St. Juste not out of the question and three requirements for success in Munich.
Szalai: “I don’t want to just squat here for two years”
The striker wants to be judged on his achievements after his return to the Bruchweg and he wants play an important role in the FSV system - "... you can’t look back too often just because the past was...
Return of the number 28 – Szalai is a Zerofiver once again
The 31-year-old has signed from Hoffenheim until 2021
Schröder: Time to lick our wounds and look ahead
Two late goals mark an unsuccessful start to the season for the Zerofivers – Sporting director: “We were punished for our mistakes”
Schwarz: “At the risk of repeating myself…”
All the post-match reaction from both coaches following the defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach
Efficient Borussia leave the Opel Arena with 3 points
Robin Quaison’s 18th minute opener was not enough in the end as 1. FSV Mainz suffered a 3-1 defeat against Borussia Mönchengladbach. Stefan Lainer (32’), Allassane Plea (78’) and Breel Embolo (79’)...
St. Juste out with shoulder injury
His time out depends on his individual recovery process.
“Football can be so brutal”
The Zerofivers had better chances for 80 minutes, but still lost 3-0 to SC Freiburg with Jeremiah St. Juste also sustaining an injury.
Mainz made to pay for wasteful finishing
Mainz were punished by three late goals after failing to make countless chances count in the Bundesliga opener in Freiburg.
“It has always been true that…”
It all starts on Saturday, it's the opening game of the 2019/20 season against SC Freiburg.
Anticipation for the challenge ahead
Mainz open their Bundesliga campaign with an away trip to SC Freiburg on Saturday. “We will try to bring back the same attitude we showed in the final game of last season,” said Schwarz.
Stefan Bell suffers ankle injury
The defender is expected to be out for three months.
“We have to put that one behind us”
Stefan Hofmann commented after being put out of the DFB-Pokal at the Betzenberg: “Yesterday could have been a really brilliant day, but we didn’t make what we could have made from it on and off the...
Schwarz: "The game took on a new dynamic"
All the reaction from Mainz's 2-0 cup defeat at Kaiserslautern.
Mainz fail to make chances pay in Kaiserslautern
Mainz dominated the Rhineland-Palatinate derby for large spells, but came up short after failing to take our chances and some questionable refereeing.
Not another Mateta
New Zerofiver striker Taiwo Awoniyi from Liverpool FC is fast, robust and able to play deep
Mainz agree deal to sign Taiwo Awoniyi on loan
Striker will move on loan subject to international clearance
Schwarz: We performed well for 160 of the 180 minutes
The 05ers head coach gives his positive thoughts on the two friendly victories against FC Metz on Saturday afternoon: “We’re able to consistently perform at a high level.”
Öztunali with the late winner
Young Mainz XI beat Metz in second friendly on Saturday afternoon
Onisiwo decides first friendly against Metz
FSV impresses during first half – both sides equally matched in second half
Gbamin moves to England
Gbamin is another key example of a talented player developing greatly at Mainz 05.
Two-part endurance test
Zerofivers to face FC Metz in Molsheim: Strikers expected to show their quality
Kunde completes runs
The latecomer is back in training – Pierre-Gabriel returns to the pitch
Mateta undergoes knee operation
Attacker to miss several months – Schöder to look at transfer market
Rouven Schröder: “The OPEL CUP was very informative”
Both the 05ers sporting director and head coach Sandro Schwarz take the positives out of the OPEL CUP: “That is what pre-season is there for.”
A win and a loss for Mainz at the Opel Cup
Mainz suffer heavy defeat against tournament champions Sevilla before convincing win against Everton
Opel Cup: Pre-season now heating up
“Real tests of endurance” is what the Mainz coach said on Saturday when talking about the games against Everton and Sevilla. An appearance from Mateta is questionable.
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