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FSV Mainz 05 Stats & History
In 1905 1. Mainzer Fußballverein Hassia 05 was created. Mainz merged with other clubs on a couple of occasions, settling for the 1. Mainzer Fußball- und Sportverein 05 moniker in 1919. In 1921 they won the Kreisliga Hessen and qualified for the first round of the German national championship.
Mainz played in the Bezirksliga Main-Hessen in the early 30s and won the league in 1932 and 1933. After WWII, they joined the Oberliga Sudwest which was the regional top-tier league at the time. It played in the league until the creation of the Bundesliga in 1963.
Then, they played in the second division for most of the rest of the 20th century. However, Mainz 05 dropped down to the third tier in the late 70s due to financial issues. While not a major trophy, the 1982 German amateur championship does stand out in the Mainz 05 team stats.
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FSV Mainz 05 Team Records
In the second division for nearly all of the 90s, Mainz came close to sealing promotion on a few occasions. They finished fourth in 1996-97, 2001-02 and 2002-03. Under coach Jurgen Klopp, Mainz finally reached the Bundesliga in 2003-04. One of the more curious Mainz team stats is their appearance in the 2005-06 UEFA Cup. They qualified as the German nominees in the UEFA fair play draw.
Mainz was relegated in 2007 but returned to the Bundesliga in 2009 and has remained ever since. Their best-ever finish was fifth in the 2010-11 season. As a result, they qualified for the UEFA Europa League group stage for the first time. In 2021-22, Mainz managed to secure eighth place, their first top half finish since 2015-16.
The 2022-23 Bundesliga odds price them as +2500 longshots to make the top four. Mainz 05 had a difficult time on the road last season. They managed just three wins from 17 matches away from home but lost just twice at home. Betting advice recommends taking a look at Mainz in-home matches.