1. FSV Mainz 05 is a football club founded by the German association in 1905.
Fuayball- und Sportverein Mainz 05 e. V., usually shortened to 1. FSV Mainz 05, Mainz 05, or simply Mainz, is a 1905 founded German association football club based in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. FSV Mainz 05 play in the Bundesliga, the top tier of the German football league system, where its main rivals are the Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Kaiserslautern. In addition to the football section the FSV Mainz 05 has a handball and table tennis department. A failed attempt to start a football team in the city in 1903 was followed up two years later by the successful creation of Mainzer Fussballclub Hassia 1905.
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