Pros 19.03.2022 — 16:07 Uhr

Zentner extends contract

Mainz’s number 1 extends his deal ahead of the match against Bielefeld

At Bruchweg since 2006: Robin Zentner made his 100th Bundesliga appearance for the Zerofivers in February.

Robin Zentner has extended his contract at 1. FSV Mainz 05 for two more years! His deal, due to expire in 2023, will now run until the summer of 2025. The Rüdesheim-born goalkeeper is part of the furniture at the Zerofivers, playing for Mainz since since 2006, when he was 11 years old, and only leaving the club for two years in that time when he went on loan to Holstein Kiel from 2015 to 2017. The 27-year-old has made 103 Bundesliga appearances and played in eight DFB-Pokal ties for the Zerofivers.

Sporting director Martin Schmidt said: “Robin is a true example of our ability to train goalkeepers from youth to first-team level. He has continued to develop his goalkeeping game over the last few years and really stands for everything that Mainz 05 does, in both a sporting and personal sense. Additionally, Robin has become an important character in the squad and is a real leader due to his straight-forward and responsible character.”

“The fact that Robin has extended his contract with us is great news. He is a very safe pair of hands for our team and he has played a huge part in our strong defence this season and is one of the reasons we have conceded so few goals. Robin is one of our leaders and even before he became vice-captain, he was never scared of taking responsibility. With his charisma and his character, he is one of the most important people on the pitch and in the dressing room,” said head coach Bo Svensson.

“I didn’t have to think twice when the club approached me with the contract extension. In Christian Heidel, Martin Schmidt, Bo Svensson and Stephan Kuhnert, we have people in charge of the club who will take Mainz forward and lay the foundations for future sporting success. In addition, I also have the right surroundings to push me to continue my own development. After 16 years at the Bruchweg, Mainz 05 is home for me, which is why I’m very happy to be part of the Zerofiver family for a while longer and to be able to help the team achieve our sporting goals,” said Zentner.