First-team news

Ole Werner turning to the bench.

“The performance of the team spoke volumes”

SV Werder Bremen wrapped up their season in style after emerging victorious in a 4-1 win over VfL Bochum. SVW finished the 2023/24 season in ninth place, after experiencing a real range of highs and lows throughout. WERDER.DE collected the reaction from the Green-Whites in the mixed zone.

18.05.2024 / 18:40 / First Team
Werder celebrating a goal.

One for all, all 4-1

On Saturday afternoon, SV Werder Bremen emerged victorious in their final game of the 2023/24 season against VfL Bochum at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. With the hosts only being one up at the break through an early opener from captain Marco Friedl (6’), Anthony Jung (78’), Jens Stage (80’) and Romano Schmid (88’) put the game to bed by bagging three more in the space of ten minutes. Christopher…

18.05.2024 / 17:48 / Match Report
Frank Baumann holding a bouquet of flowers, surrounded by members of the club's executive team. In the background are members of the current squad, as well as our 2004 double-winning side.

SV Werder bid farewell to four of their own

As the curtain closes on another Bundesliga campaign, the time also comes for several Green-Whites to say farewell on the 34th and final matchday of the season. SV Werder Bremen gave a special send-off to four of their own ahead of the home game against VfL Bochum, with Frank Baumann, Christian Groß, Jiri Pavlenka and Nick Woltemade all set to leave the club.

18.05.2024 / 15:15 / First Team
Romano Schmid dribbles against several opponents.

Rising to the occasion

On Saturday, 18th May (15:30 CEST), Werder Bremen will take to the pitch for the final time this season, ready to fight for the three points which could see them earn a place in the UEFA Conference League. Ole Werner’s men will have to rely on results elsewhere in order to seal continental qualification, while their opponents travel to the Weser seeking the point they need to ensure Bundesliga…

17.05.2024 / 15:30 / preliminary report
Mitchell Weiser sitting in the stadium.

“My journey here isn’t over yet”

Werder’s number 8 is beginning the next chapter of his journey with the Green-Whites. After joining SVW from Bayer 04 Leverkusen on deadline day almost three years ago and making 86 appearances in competitive fixtures over that time, Mitchell Weiser has confirmed his commitment to Werder after choosing to extend his contract, which was due to expire this summer. The 30-year-old spoke to WERDER.DE…

17.05.2024 / 10:30 / interview
Mitchell Weiser poses for the camera at the wohninvest WESERSTADION

Mitchell Weiser extends contract at Werder Bremen

Shortly before the final game of the season, a key player has committed his future to the club. As managing director for sport Clemens Fritz confirmed on Friday morning, Mitchell Weiser has extended his contract with SV Werder Bremen, which was due to expire this summer.

17.05.2024 / 10:00 / First Team
Ole Werner on the touchline during the match against RB Leipzig.

“We can turn a good season into a very good one”

The goal is clear – round the season off with three more points. SVW will welcome VfL Bochum to the wohninvest WESERSTADION on the final matchday of the 2023/24 Bundesliga season on Saturday afternoon (15:30 CEST). After picking up a point in Leipzig, head coach Ole Werner stated that the Green-Whites want “to bring their A game and beat Bochum” in Thursday’s press conference.

16.05.2024 / 16:45 / First Team
Joel Imasuen signs his contract extension.

Joel Imasuen extends contract with Werder Bremen

SV Werder Bremen has reached an agreement to extend the contract of young striker Joel Imasuen. The 19-year-old's contract extension was announced by Clemens Fritz, head of professional football, on Wednesday.

15.05.2024 / 12:00 / U23
Christian Groß looking out of the tunnel at the stadium.

“I’m going to get emotional”

Christian Groß is still trying not to think too much about Saturday afternoon. The 35-year-old will retire from playing after the home game against VfL Bochum. “I’ve got mixed feelings, both of sadness and of excitement for the near future,” Groß told media in the Mixed Zone.

14.05.2024 / 15:15 / First Team
The team in a huddle.

Still work to be done

One more game, one final push. After putting in a strong display against RB Leipzig last weekend, SV Werder Bremen are now full of confidence in their ability to emerge victorious in their final game this coming weekend. “We don’t want the season to end on a negative note,” remarked Leonardo Bittencourt, “but are eager to round it off with a win.” SVW will have one last chance to climb up the…

13.05.2024 / 16:00 / First Team
Ole Werner speaking in the huddle.

“We should be proud of our performance”

Although SV Werder Bremen battled hard to share the spoils with fourth-place side RB Leipzig on matchday 33, a number of the Green-Whites couldn’t help but think that all three points were very much on the cards. SVW put in a strong display against RBL, particularly in the first half, but were unable to defeat Leipzig on this occasion. WERDER.DE were in the mixed zone after the game to gather the…

11.05.2024 / 18:20 / First Team
Felix Agu running with the ball.

Points shared in Werder’s final away game

SV Werder Bremen were able to bring home a point from their final away fixture of the season after the clash against RB Leipzig ended in a 1-1 draw on Saturday afternoon. SVW delivered a strong performance against the fourth-place side, and despite not finding the back of the net in their own right, the Green-Whites were rewarded for their efforts with an own goal from Nicolas Seiwald in the first…

11.05.2024 / 17:29 / Match Report
Marvin Ducksch steps up to take a free kick.

Aiming to stop Leipzig in their tracks

On Saturday, 11th May 2024 (15:30 CEST), SV Werder Bremen visit RB Leipzig on the penultimate matchday of the Bundesliga. After the Green-Whites secured survival last week, they are on the hunt for another three points. Leipzig are currently on a run of nine games unbeaten – a streak that SVW are looking to bring to an end.

10.05.2024 / 15:30 / preliminary report

“We’re ambitious and want maximum success from our last two games"

It’s almost time for Werder’s final away game of the season. SVW will travel to play RB Leipzig at the Red Bull Arena on Saturday, 11th May 2024 (15:30 CEST). Werder managed to hold the fourth-place side to a 1-1 draw in the first half of the season, and head coach Ole Werner wants his team to show “they have made progress” since then.

09.05.2024 / 16:40 / First Team
Michael Zetterer with the ball.

Zetterer determined to keep improving

Michael Zetterer has now been on the books at Werder Bremen for almost ten years. The goalkeeper has experienced a lot with the club since his move from SpVgg Unterhaching in 2015, and his stay on the Weser is set to continue for the foreseeable future, after an extension to the 28-year-old’s contract was announced ahead of last weekend’s clash with Borussia Mönchengladbach. Speaking to the press…

07.05.2024 / 17:35 / First Team
Peter Niemeyer speaking at the 125-year anniversary.

Peter Niemeyer to become Werder's new head of professional football

SV Werder Bremen have appointed former Green-White Peter Niemeyer as the club’s new head of professional football for the start of the 2024/25 season.

06.05.2024 / 11:30 / First Team
Ole Werner pointing at the pitch.

“The draw feels like a defeat”

After falling behind in the first 10 minutes, the Green-Whites did excellently to regain control of the game and turn the tide in their favour, finding the back of the net twice through Nick Woltemade. Borussia were then awarded a penalty in the dying seconds, allowing them to equalise and take two points away from SVW. Michael Zetterer believed that the result was fair, while the other…

04.05.2024 / 18:45 / First Team

Last-gasp equaliser spoils Werder’s party

It was a bitter ending to what was set to be a day of celebration for the Green-Whites, after the hosts gave away a 2-1 lead in their 1000th Bundesliga home game in the dying seconds. Werder shared the points with Borussia Mönchengladbach at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday afternoon, which ended in a 2-2 draw after Neuhaus bagged a last-gasp equaliser from the spot. After Reitz opened the…

04.05.2024 / 17:35 / Match Report
Michael Zetterer with crossed arms at the stadium.

Zetterer extends stay with Green-Whites

Michael Zetterer will remain between the sticks for SV Werder Bremen. The 28-year-old goalkeeper has extended his contract with the Green-Whites, with Clemens Fritz, managing director for sport, announcing the news on Saturday morning.

04.05.2024 / 12:00 / First Team
Mitchell Weiser running with the ball.

Confident ahead of the 1000th home game

SV Werder will be back in action against Borussia Mönchengladbach at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Saturday, 4th May (15:30 CEST). The Green-Whites are looking to pick up another three points in their 1000th home game following two consecutive wins, while their opponents come into the game under pressure as they fight to distance themselves from the relegation places. Ole Werner explained in his…

03.05.2024 / 15:30 / preliminary report
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