First-team news

Pavlenka out of EUROs

Jiri Pavlenka will not take part in the European Championships. The Werder goalkeeper has left the Czech Republic national team camp due to a back injury and will miss the tournament.

12.06.2021 / 18:15 / First Team
A close-up of Marco Friedl

A Werder trio at the EUROs

The European Championship gets underway on Friday, with 24 teams on the hunt for the trophy. Three Werder players will be involved for three different countries. Left-back Ludwig Augustinsson (Sweden), goalkeeper Jiri Pavlenka (Czech Republic) and defender Marco Friedl (Austria) will be looking to reach the final in London.

11.06.2021 / 17:34 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Anthony Jung wechselt ablösefrei vom dänischen Meister Bröndby Kopenhagen an den Osterdeich.

Anthony Jung joins Werder

SV Werder Bremen are pleased to announce the first singing ahead of next season in the second division: Anthony Jung, 29 years old, joins on a free transfer from Danish champions Brøndby IF, as per an agreement between club executives and the defender from Eintracht Frankfurt’s academy.

09.06.2021 / 17:00 / First Team

Schmid and Gruev score for their national teams

Werder forward Romano Schmid was on target for his country during Tuesday night’s EURO qualifier. The 21-year-old scored seven minutes into the game against Estonia – his first goal for the Austira U21s, who went on to win 2-0 and go top of the group.  ​​​​​​

09.06.2021 / 11:13 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Luc Ihorst und Niklas Schmidt kehren zurück an den Osterdeich.

Schmidt and Ihorst return to Werder

Niklas Schmidt and Luc Ihorst are returning to SV Werder Bremen. The two attackers were on loan at VfL Osnabrück.

08.06.2021 / 11:07 / First Team
Josh Sargent has won the inaugural CONCACAF Nations League title.

Sargent wins CONCACAF Nations League with USA

Werder striker Josh Sargent won the CONCACAF Nations League with the USMNT in the early hours of Monday morning. The 21-year-old started the game before leaving the pitch in the 68th minute. Gregg Berhalter’s side beat Mexico after extra time in an entertaining game which finished 3-2. The USA are the inaugural winners of the Nations League organised by continental association CONCACAF.

07.06.2021 / 12:08 / First Team
Markus Anfang's first presser

"My ambitions chime with Werder’s!"

Werder Bremen’s new head coach, Markus Anfang, gave his official introductory press conference on Sunday afternoon. “It's really special for me to be sitting here. The city, the club and the fans are superb,” said the new boss, who wants to approach the challenges of life in the second division with enthusiasm. “It's a great challenge in an outstanding league. I am really ambitious and I want to...

06.06.2021 / 15:18 / First Team
Tim Borowski on the pitch.

Tim Borowski leaves Werder Bremen

Assistant coach Tim Borowski has informed sporting director Frank Baumann that he will not seek to renew his contract with SV Werder Bremen.

04.06.2021 / 11:15 / First Team
Marco Friedl played 90 minutes against England

Friedl plays full 90 for Austria

Werder defender Marco Friedl played 90 minutes for Austria on Wednesday evening as they suffered a 1-0 defeat at the hands of England. Romano Schmid will hope to feature on Friday as Austria U21s take on Slovakia in a friendly (04/06/2021, 19:10 CEST).

03.06.2021 / 17:34 / First Team
Our training camp in Zillertal has been brought forward due to the club's relegation to the Bundesliga 2.

Werder heading to Zillertal early

SV Werder Bremen will travel to the club’s Zillertal training camp two weeks earlier than originally planned. The Bundesliga 2 season gets started on July 23rd or 24th, so Werder will now head for Zell am Zimmer on Thursday, 1st July.

03.06.2021 / 12:00 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Die Grün-Weißen werden im Marschwegstadion gegen VfB Oldenburg testen

First pre-season friendlies announced

Pre-season preparations for the 2021/22 season are starting to take shape! SV Werder will face Blau-Weiß Lohne and VfB Oldenburg in head coach Markus Anfang’s first two matches in charge.

03.06.2021 / 10:00 / First Team
Frank Baumann discusses the challenges of the upcoming season.

The ideal candidate with a 'winning mentality'

SV Werder Bremen have a new head coach in Markus Anfang. Now that this position has been filled, planning has kicked into high gear for the Green-Whites. Sporting director Frank Baumann spoke to the press on Wednesday about the appointment of a new head coach, an update on squad planning, developments on the transfer market and what remains to be done before training gets back underway. 

02.06.2021 / 15:34 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Markus Anfang wird auch beim SV Werder Bremen mit Co-Trainer Florian Junge zusammen arbeiten.

Florian Junge to become assistant coach at SV Werder

Florian Junge has been appointed assistant first-team coach at SV Werder Bremen. Just like SVW’s new head coach Markus Anfang, the 35-year-old has joined the Green-Whites from SV Darmstadt 98. Junge, who holds a UEFA Pro Licence, previously served as assistant coach under Anfang at 1. FC Köln.

02.06.2021 / 14:00 / First Team

Markus Anfang becomes new head coach of SV Werder Bremen

The search for a new head coach is over: Markus Anfang will take the reins at SV Werder Bremen, after the 46-year-old came to an agreement with the club. Anfang will leave his post at divisional rivals Darmstadt 98, where he had a contract until 2022. Werder Bremen and the ‘Lilien’ have come to an agreement for the transfer, but no further details will be disclosed.

01.06.2021 / 15:45 / First Team
SV Werder Bremen's tunnel

Elected members of the supervisory board will not stand for re-election

SV Werder Bremen’s relegation is a huge moment in the club’s history. The supervisory board came to two important decisions this weekend. The four elected members of the supervisory board – Marco Bode, Andreas Hoetzel, Thomas Krohne and Kurt Zech – will not stand for re-election at the club’s general meeting due to take place in September. The other decision was to keep on Frank Baumann as...

31.05.2021 / 15:00 / First Team

"Dealing with the situation"

After the bitter pill of relegation to the Bundesliga 2, there isn’t much time for SV Werder Bremen to dwell on the disappointment. The new season will get underway in July, so Frank Baumann’s immediate priority is the hunt for a new manager as well as the reconstruction of the squad.        

28.05.2021 / 19:30 / interview
Osako scored five goals in a game for Japan

Osako scores five in World Cup qualifying

Japan celebrated a 10-0 triumph over Myanmar in World Cup qualifying, with Werder's Yuya Osako scoring five goals and picking up an assist for his side. 

28.05.2021 / 15:16 / First Team

Pavlenka completes Werder trio at the EUROs

In addition to Marco Friedl and Ludwig Augustinsson, Jiri Pavlenka is expected to be the third Werder player to travel to the European Championship this summer. The Werder keeper has been called up to the Czech Republic national team's provisional 25-man squad, with the Czech football association to add one additional player.

27.05.2021 / 17:17 / First Team
[Translate to Englisch:] Theodor Gebre Selassie spricht mit WERDER.DE über seine Werder-Zeit.

“Bremen will always be a place I’ll look forward to coming back to”

Theodor Gebre Selassie’s disappointment is still clear three days after SV Werder were relegated on Saturday. Following nine years with the Green-Whites, the Czech is leaving the club.

25.05.2021 / 14:57 / interview
[Translate to Englisch:] Niklas Moisander und Theodor Gebre Selassie werden von Frank Baumann verabschiedet.

Werder bid farewell to Niklas and Theo

Even with a few days to come to terms with Saturday’s result, Niklas Moisander and Theodor Gebre Selassie's disappointment at being relegated was clear to see as the pair arrived at the wohninvest WESERSTADION on Tuesday morning to say goodbye. The defensive duo are both leaving SV Werder Bremen, but would have surely hoped that their farewells would have come under more positive circumstances.

25.05.2021 / 10:00 / First Team
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