First-team news

Marvin Ducksch tackling a Leverkusen player.

Two Sundays and a Friday night under the lights

On Thursday afternoon, the German Football League (DFL) confirmed the schedule for the upcoming Bundesliga matchdays 27 to 30. SV Werder Bremen will host VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, 30th March (15:30 CET), before travelling to Eintracht Frankfurt for a Friday night under the floodlights on the 5th April (20:30 CEST). The Green-Whites will face off against the league leaders Bayer 04 Leverkusen at…

29.02.2024 / 13:30 / First Team
Anthony Jung in a Werder shirt pointing his finger.

Anthony Jung to remain at SVW

Anthony Jung will remain a Green-White after a clause was triggered to extend his contract, which was caused by the defender making a particular number of appearances for the club.

28.02.2024 / 16:00 / First Team
Anthony Jung responded to questions in the interview.

“The strategy has worked well”

Anthony Jung has been one of SV Werder Bremen’s constants in the 2023/24 Bundesliga season. The 32-year-old has played the second most minutes in the squad and has found a new home at centre-back. His contract has been automatically extended after activating an appearance-based clause. In a WERDER.DE interview, Jung spoke about the current season, his role and his future.

28.02.2024 / 16:00 / First Team
Christian Groß after the game.

“We let ourselves down”

There was a very mixed reaction among the Green-Whites to SV Werder Bremen’s 1-1 draw at home to SV Darmstadt 98 on matchday 23. On the one hand, some were of the opinion that the hosts could have come out on top considering the way the game went, while others were grateful for the luck they were handed after two of the Lilies’ goals were overruled by VAR. WERDER.DE were in the mixed zone after…

24.02.2024 / 18:10 / First Team
Bittencourt taking a shot.

Points shared in Bremen after three disallowed goals

After the ball hit the back of the net five times at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday afternoon, Werder came away with a hard-fought point from the 1-1 draw against SV Darmstadt 98. The Green-Whites took the lead through an own goal by Zimmermann (8’), which was followed up by a Darmstadt equaliser courtesy of Justvan in the 33rd minute. SVW were able to breathe a sigh of relief in the…

24.02.2024 / 18:00 / Match Report
Nick Woltemade in a tackle against Darmstadt.

Approaching the game full of confidence

SV Werder Bremen are looking to build on their recent success when they face SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday, 24th February (15:30 CET) at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. After losing 4-2 to their upcoming opponents in the first half of the season, the Green-Whites are aware of how important it will be for them to stay focused and put in a top-class performance this weekend.

23.02.2024 / 15:30 / preliminary report
Ole Werner on the microphone.

“Everyone here is up to the task”

SV Werder Bremen’s next challenge is on the horizon as they prepare to take on SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday, 24th February (15:30 CET) at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. The Green-Whites are regarded as the favourites going into the clash, but Ole Werner is hesitant to let this have too much of an impact on their approach. “We always want to perform to the best of our ability, irrespective of who…

22.02.2024 / 17:00 / First Team
Clemens Fritz during the press conference.

“Eager to continue down this path”

In a press conference on Wednesday afternoon, SV Werder Bremen announced that Clemens Fritz would assume the role of managing director for sport when Frank Baumann steps down in summer. “We’re really happy about it because we’ve got a lot of faith in Clemens as a person, in his ability and in his strategy. We think that our sporting future is in good hands with Clemens,” stated Dr. Hubertus…

22.02.2024 / 16:00 / First Team
Clemens Fritz on the training pitch.

Clemens Fritz to become new managing director for sport at Werder Bremen

SV Werder Bremen’s supervisory board has made an important personnel decision: Clemens Fritz will become the Green-Whites’ new managing director for sport in the summer of 2024, succeeding Frank Baumann.

22.02.2024 / 13:00 / First Team
Marco Friedl with the ball at his feet.

Marco Friedl set to be sidelined for several weeks

Marco Friedl’s injury in Tuesday’s training session has proven to be more serious than initially expected. Detailed tests have revealed that Werder’s captain has suffered a syndesmosis ligament tear and will be unavailable for several weeks.

21.02.2024 / 17:11 / First Team
Isak Hansen-Aarøen playing a pass in training.

Njinmah and Pavlenka back in action, Hansen-Aarøen absent

The Green-Whites started their preparations on Tuesday for the upcoming clash on matchday 23, where they'll face off against SV Darmstadt 98 on Saturday, 24th February (15:30 CET) at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. Jiri Pavlenka was back in action after being forced to sit out of the away game against 1. FC Köln on Friday due to a finger injury. After leaving the pitch at the RheinEnergieSTADION with…

20.02.2024 / 14:30 / First Team
Malatini smiling next to the travelling fans.

“He doesn’t back down”

What an evening for Julian Malatini. The Argentinian made his debut appearance in SV Werder Bremen’s starting XI in the 1-0 away win over 1. FC Köln on Friday night, and put in a solid performance to top it off. The defender won the ball back for the Green-Whites time and time again, and got stuck in throughout the full 90 minutes, not once shying away from a tackle. “We were able to get a good…

18.02.2024 / 10:00 / First Team
The Green-Whites celebrating together.

Super sub saves the day for Werder

SV Werder Bremen reached a milestone on Friday night after beating 1. FC Köln 1-0 at the RheinEnergieSTADION to secure their third consecutive win on the road, a record which they haven’t beaten since 2020. After being substituted on just four minutes prior, Justin Njinmah came to the rescue for the Green-Whites after a goalless first half, firing home his fifth of the season in front of a crowd…

16.02.2024 / 22:39 / Match Report
Marco Friedl clapping the fans.

“That speaks volumes about the boys”

After bringing home all three points from the RheinEnergieSTADION on Friday night, SV Werder Bremen have managed to leap into seventh place in the Bundesliga table. The boys fought hard for the full 90 minutes, and were able tick off their third win on the road in a row thanks to a goal from youngster Justin Njinmah. WERDER.DE were in the mixed zone after the clash, and have summarised the…

15.02.2024 / 23:29 / First Team
Marvin Ducksch in a 1-v-1 against a Köln player.

A new lease of life for Köln

A lot has changed since the last time the Green-Whites faced off against 1. FC Köln. Not only have the club welcomed new head coach Timo Schultz, but the Billy Goats’ style of play has taken on a new appearance. These adjustments are already proving to be successful, as Köln are currently on a three-game unbeaten streak, which they are keen to continue with a win over SVW on Friday, 16th February…

15.02.2024 / 15:30 / preliminary report
Clemens Fritz and Ole Werner at training.

Keep the momentum going

SV Werder will kick off Matchday 22 when they face 1. FC Köln on Friday evening at 20:30 CET. It won’t be an easy game for the Green-Whites, with Köln having shown far greater consistency in recent weeks and appearing an entirely different team from the first half of the season. “We know it isn’t easy to play in Cologne. But we’re going there full of confidence because the lads have shown what…

14.02.2024 / 15:00 / First Team
Mitchell Weiser duels with Niklas Stark in training.

Weiser back on the pitch

Mitchell Weiser returned to the pitch for the first of this week’s training sessions. Werder’s number 8 has recovered from an adductor issue and took part in team training again on Tuesday.

13.02.2024 / 14:30 / First Team
The team looking disappointed in front of the crowd.

“Luck wasn’t on our side today”

On what should have been a day of celebrations for the 125-year anniversary of the club, SV Werder Bremen were unable to rejoice over their 2-1 loss to 1. FC Heidenheim on Saturday afternoon. WERDER.DE were in the mixed zone after the game and have summarised the Green-Whites’ reactions to the defeat.

10.02.2024 / 18:19 / First Team
Michael Zetter getting his head on the ball.

Heidenheim break Werder’s unbeaten streak

On Saturday afternoon, SV Werder Bremen dropped their first points of 2024 after losing 2-1 to 1. FC Heidenheim, who spoiled the party for the Green-Whites’ 125-year anniversary celebrations. An action-packed first half saw Lennard Maloney nod home the opener for the visitors (12’), followed closely by a second from his teammate Jan-Niklas Beste (18’). Although Romano Schmid was able to get his…

10.02.2024 / 18:15 / Match Report
Jens Stage and Dos Santos Haesler posing in the anniversary shirt.

For a good cause

After the successful auction of the Werder Christmas tree shirts in aid of the SV Werder Bremen Foundation, fans will once again have the chance to get their hands on the sought-after SVW 125-year anniversary shirts on the day of the men’s and women’s team matches against 1. FC Heidenheim and TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. The previous auctioning of the Christmas shirts raised a total of €35,000, which the…

10.02.2024 / 11:55 / WERDER BEWEGT
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