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Ole Werner sitting in front of the Werder crest.

“It’s a commitment for the future”

SV Werder Bremen and head coach Ole Werner have agreed on a contract extension. The 35-year-old spoke on WERDER-TV about the reasons for continuing his work with SVW, his time up to now in Bremen and the tasks to come.

06.06.2023 / 14:30 / First Team
Ole Werner smiling at the camera while he signs the contract.

Ole Werner signs a contract extension

Head coach Ole Werner has agreed a contract extension shortly after the end of the Bundesliga season. Sporting director Frank Baumann announced the good news on Tuesday afternoon.

06.06.2023 / 14:00 / First Team
Niclas Füllkrug & Marvin Ducksch in action.

Stats and facts on the 2022/23 season

SV Werder Bremen achieved their goal of survival for the 2022/23 season, meaning the club will be in the Bundesliga once again next term. Ole Werner’s side experienced a number of highs and lows over the past 34 matchdays on their way to securing safety. We’ve taken a look back at the stats and facts from this season for you.

06.06.2023 / 09:00 / First Team
Kyu-hyun Park walking off the training pitch.

Park to stay at Dynamo Dresden

Kyu-hyun Park will not be returning to SV Werder Bremen. SG Dynamo Dresden, for whom Park has been on loan since summer 2022, have agreed with Werder on a transfer for the 22-year-old defender. Both clubs have agreed not to disclose the details of the transfer.

02.06.2023 / 15:00 / First Team
Niclas Füllkrug in a Germany shirt.

A home game in Bremen: Füllkrug named in Germany national squad

Several Werder first-team players will be leaving their summer holidays for international duty. Niclas Füllkrug has been called up for the Germany national team once again and is looking ahead to a very special highlight: Germany will face Ukraine in their 1000th international game at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Monday 12th June (18:00 CEST), followed by further friendly matches against Poland…

02.06.2023 / 11:02 / First Team
Amos Pieper with outstretched arms after his goal against Union Berlin.

An almost perfect debut season

While his teammates are on holiday resting, Amos Pieper will be working hard on his comeback in the wohninvest WESERSTADION. After an ankle operation in the middle of May, the 25-year-old gave a positive update on his recovery journey. “We are confident that I can be back for the pre-season preparations,” revealed Pieper, who is also going on holiday in the meantime but will return to Bremen…

01.06.2023 / 12:50 / First Team
Ole Werner sitting on a chair with the Werder crest in the background.

“One of the greatest achievements of my career”

First promotion, now securing their Bundesliga status. Head coach Ole Werner already revealed the week before that staying in the league was an even greater success. For the 35-year-old, it was a first Bundesliga season with highs and lows. Werner summed up the 34 matchdays in an interview with WERDER.DE and spoke about the lessons learned over the season, his role during the squad planning and…

29.05.2023 / 15:00 / First Team
Yannik Engelhardt on the ball

Engelhardt to stay at SC Freiburg

Yannik Engelhardt, who has spent the last two seasons on loan to SC Freiburg, won’t be returning to SV Werder Bremen after Freiburg triggered the option to buy the 22-year-old midfielder, as confirmed by Clemens Fritz, chief of scouting and first-team football. 

28.05.2023 / 17:40 / First Team
Ole Werner on the side line in his technical area.

“A similar game as in the last few weeks”

After the 1-0 defeat away against 1. FC Union Berlin in the final game of the 2022/23 Bundesliga season, there was a lot of disappointment for SV Werder. The Green-Whites had intended to bring something back to Bremen at the end of the season. Here is what Ole Werner and the players had to say about the game.

27.05.2023 / 18:40 / First Team
Niklas Füllkrug with the top goalscorer trophy.

A historic goalscorer

In company with Klose, Völler, Ailton and Basler: Niclas Füllkrug is SV Werder’s fifth Bundesliga top goalscorer. 17 years after Miroslav Klose’s triumph, 16 goals were enough for “Lücke” to share the iconic canon trophy with Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig). “Of course, I’m happy about being the top goalscorer,” said Füllkrug. “It’s an award for me, for the team and for our style of play.”

27.05.2023 / 18:40 / First Team
Romano Schmid in a challenge

Werder defeated by Union in the last game of the season

A passionate Bremen side had to accept defeat against Union. SVW were beaten 1-0 by Union Berlin in the last Bundesliga match of the 2022/23 season. Union dominated the first half and were superior to Werder for the majority. However, Bremen’s defence stood strong for the full 45 minutes and stopped Union’s attacks time and time again. The second half was no different as Union started well and…

27.05.2023 / 17:45 / Match Report
Leonardo Bittencourt jumping over a slide tackle from a Union player.

Giving everything one more time

SV Werder will travel to 1. FC Union Berlin for the last match of the 2022/23 season on Saturday (27/5, 15:30 CEST). After securing their place in the Bundesliga in the 1-1 draw against Köln, the Green-Whites can play with freedom, but that is precisely why SVW are determined to give everything in the game to end a successful season on a positive note.

26.05.2023 / 15:30 / preliminary report

“One thing affects the other”

SV Werder Bremen travel to face 1. FC Union Berlin on the final game of the Bundesliga season on Saturday 27/05 at 15:30 CEST. Head coach Ole Werner spoke to the media ahead of the game on Thursday afternoon.

25.05.2023 / 14:03 / First Team
Christian Groß und Mitchell Weiser in the salmon jersey

Weiser and Groß to miss season finale in Berlin

Mitchell Weiser and Christian Groß will miss Werder’s season finale against FC Union on Saturday (27th May, 15:30 CEST). Weiser sustained a muscle injury in last weekend’s 1-1 draw with Köln, whereas Groß is out with a knee problem. Both players will rejoin team training during pre-season.

23.05.2023 / 14:30 / First Team
Dawid Kownacki sitting giving the interview, with a camera on the left in the foreground and the Werder crest in the background.

“I can’t wait to play here for the first time”

Dawid Kownacki is SV Werder Bremen’s first new signing for the 2023/24 season. The 26-year-old previously played for Fortuna Düsseldorf and has now moved to SVW on a free transfer. Kownacki, who speaks and understands German, gave the interview in English to express himself better, and spoke to WERDER.DE about the reasons for his move, his experiences with SVW and his aims.

22.05.2023 / 15:00 / First Team
Dawid Kownacki sporting a werder hoodie

Werder sign striker Dawid Kownacki

Werder Bremen are delighted to announce the signing of striker Dawid Kownacki from second division side Fortuna Düsseldorf. The striker arrives at the Green-Whites on a free transfer.

22.05.2023 / 14:00 / First Team
Romano Schmid celebrating.

"No one doubted it"

Relief prevailed at SV Werder after the 1-1 draw against 1. FC Köln. Romano Schmid secured Werder’s place in the Bundesliga with his first goal in the Bundesliga and lifted the weight off the Green-Whites’ shoulders. “I’m happy to stay in the league with such an important goal, but it has been a complete team performance over the whole season,” said the goal scorer after the final whistle. Here…

20.05.2023 / 18:58 / First Team
 Schmid passing the ball over the line.

Schmid equalises to secure Werder's Bundesliga status

SV Werder Bremen have secured their place in the Bundesliga on matchday 33. In front of 42,100 spectators in the sold-out wohninvest WESERSTADION, the Green-Whites fought their way to a 1-1 draw against 1. FC Köln. After the visitors took the lead through a header from Steffen Tigges (36’), substitute Romano Schmid scored the equaliser from a tight angle (73’). The draw was enough for Werder to…

20.05.2023 / 17:23 / Match Report
Ole Werner, wearing a Werder cap, looks on from the touchline

We need to do what is asked of us, which is to win

The 2022/23 Bundesliga season is well and truly on the final straight. SV Werder’s final home game of the season is on Saturday, 20th May against 1. FC Köln (15:30 CEST), and Ole Werner’s side are looking to make a decisive step towards their pre-season goal of staying up. “It’s getting a bit tense, as it usually does during the run-in. It’s the final few metres of the race which always brings a…

19.05.2023 / 17:20 / First Team
Anthony Jung wins the ball near two Köln players.

A win gets us over the line

SV Werder face 1. FC Köln in their final home match of the season on Saturday (15th May, 15:30 CEST). Whilst the guests have already confirmed their place in the Bundesliga next season, SVW want to make sure of their top-flight status with a win at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. “We’ve been focusing on a win and assuring survival this week,” said head coach Ole Werner at his pre-match press…

19.05.2023 / 17:04 / preliminary report
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