As Mainz 05 announced before the last game of the 2021/22 regional league season, Stephan Fürstner and Giuliano Modica ended their active career. “Both lived their role on the square and in the cabin in an exemplary manner. They gave the young players orientation and helped the young players,” praised Volker Kersting, director of young people at 1. FSV Mainz 05.
Fürstner started his career at Bayern Munich, and then ran for SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Union Berlin and Eintracht Braunschweig. In total, the 34-year-old from Munich comes to 32 Bundesliga, 202 second division, 68 third division and 116 regional league games.
Modica came from SV Wehen Wiesbaden to Mainz, previously played for Kaiserslautern, Dynamo Dresden, Giuliano Modicas Offenbach and Eintracht Frankfurt II. There are a total of 23 second division, 45 third division and 202 regionlliga games for the 31-year-old.
five other players leave Mainz
In addition to Fürstner and Modica, Tobias Mißner, Dominik Wanner, Romario Rösch, Luis Kersthold and Nils goose from the upcoming season are also turning to new tasks.
“In a U 23, personnel changes are part of every year. Our thanks go to all players for their commitment to Mainz 05. We wish you all the best for your sporting and personal future,” said Kersting.