Werder Bremen News

“They were ruthless”

Opening day misery! SV Werder lose their first game of the new season 3-1 to Fortuna Düsseldorf. Missed chances for Werder and a strong performance from their opponents were the main factors which led to the defeat. “All in all we have to be a lot more efficient and a lot smarter with the ball. Everyone knows our way of playing,” said head coach Florian Kohlfeldt after the match. We have collected...

17.08.2019 // 19:00 // first team

Werder the better side, Fortuna with the goals

SV Werder once again failed to achieve a victory on the opening day of the Bundesliga season. The Green-Whites haven’t picked up three points in a season opener since the 2013/14 season. And this was once again the case for Werder as they came away with no points after their game with Fortuna Düsseldorf, falling to a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the visitors. However, the game didn’t initially seem...

17.08.2019 // 17:29 // Match Highlights

Hit the ground running

Werder’s goal for the new season couldn’t be clearer: a return to European football. "In recent years, this longing to return to Europe has been growing," explained head coach Florian Kohfeldt, who narrowly missed out on Europa League qualification last season. "This season, you can sense that the whole team shares this goal." The quest begins this weekend (Saturday, 17.08.19, 15:30 CEST) against...

15.08.2019 // 19:02 // preliminary report

Augustinsson to miss match against Düsseldorf

Ludwig Augustinsson did not miss a single competitive fixture last season. The left-back was on the pitch for all 34 Bundesliga matches, as well as five DFB-Pokal fixtures. Now, the 25-year-old (who did not feature against Atlas Delmenhorst), is also set to miss the opening match of the Bundesliga season against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 17th August 2019 (15:15 CEST). Head coach Florian...

15.08.2019 // 14:14 // first team

Europe is the aim for the new season

The Green-Whites want to succeed this season in what they narrowly missed out on in the previous year: For the 2019/20 season, SV Werder have once again set themselves the task of reaching European competition. The head coach Florian Kohfeldt and sporting director Frank Baumann confirmed this during the press conference ahead of their Bundesliga opener against Fortuna Düsseldorf.

15.08.2019 // 13:31 // first team

Felix Beijmo loaned out to Malmö FF

Defender Felix Beijmo has been loaned out until the winter break. The right-back will be transferred with immediate effect to Swedish first-division side Malmö FF. Werder sporting director Frank Baumann announced the deal on Tuesday afternoon.

13.08.2019 // 16:15 // first team

Make things more difficult for opponents

Ömer knows the Werder fans and the atmosphere of the stadium. The centre-back has played at the Weserstadion six times with Borussia Dortmund, Bayer Leverkusen and SC Freiburg. What were previously away games will now be home territory for the new signing and the Turkey international is now a Werder man. He is delighted to now be able to stand “on the Green-White side” at the WESERSTADION.

11.08.2019 // 12:04 // first team

Ömer Toprak completes loan move to Werder

SV Werder Bremen have added another talent to their squad ahead of the start of the Bundesliga season: Werder have signed centre-back Ömer Toprak on a season-long loan from Borussia Dortmund. It is highly likely that there will be an obligation for Werder to buy the Turkey international following his loan.

11.08.2019 // 09:00 // first team

“We took it very seriously”

SV Werder eased into the second round of the DFB Pokal with a comfortable 6-1 win over neighbours Delmenhorst. Despite the emphatic result, the Werder players were full of praise for the minnows. 

10.08.2019 // 23:44 // first team

Job done in DFB-Pokal first round

The Green-Whites stayed true to their favourites tag and shipped six goals past neighbours SV Atlas Delmenhorst in Saturday evening’s DFB-Pokal clash. Werder, the away side at a sold-out (41,500) wohninvest WESERSTADION, flew out of the blocks early on to show eveveryone who rules the roost in Bremen. Florian Kohfeldt’s men put on a disciplined and focused performance against the sixth-tier...

10.08.2019 // 22:37 // Match Highlights

Surgery for Bartels

Fin Bartels will undergo a small operation on his knee this coming Monday. The 32-year-old is likely to be out of action for a maximum of four weeks, as Werder’s head coach Florian Kohfeldt announced on Thursday. “Unfortunately his knee has not yet recovered. It’s not a dramatic operation and he won’t be out for a long time, however, it is of course annoying because it’s another setback for him,”...

08.08.2019 // 13:05 // first team

"We are well prepared"

Theodor Gebre Selassie can’t remember the last time Werder faced Delmenhorst. It has been over six years since the Czech came up against the former Kreisliga club in an end of season friendly. The game ended 20-0 in front of 4,000 fans at the Stadion an der Düsternortstraße. Werder and Atlas finally meet again on Saturday – and Gebre Selassie looks set to make his return to action.

07.08.2019 // 11:41 // first team

No rough patch allowed

Davy Klaassen is simply “happy that it’s over”. The Dutchman is referring to the pre-season period now that competitive matches are finally back on the agenda. On Saturday, 10th August 2019 at 20:45 CEST, the Green-Whites meet neighbours Atlas Delmenhorst in the DFB-Pokal. For Klaassen, Werder’s new vice-captain, the match is the first opportunity to take the next step with SVW, both individually...

06.08.2019 // 15:06 // first team

Votavas and Baumann’s DFB-Pokal celebration

Giving credit where respect is due: Werder’s DFB-Pokal winners from 1994 and 2009 were celebrated once again during Fans’ Day. The legends from both victories were honoured on stage to mark the 25- and 10-year anniversaries of their achievements. Afterwards, the plan for the night included a party for the players, coaches and executives.

03.08.2019 // 20:50 // first team

Milot Rashica named Werder’s “Player of the Season” 2018/19

Werder presented the award for “Player of the Season” 2018/19 on Fans’ Day to none other than Milot Rashica. The modest attacker accepted the award in front of thousands of cheering Werder fans.

03.08.2019 // 18:33 // first team

Scoreless draw on Fans’ Day

No goals to celebrate on Fans’ Day. Before the season gets underway with the DFB-Pokal first round next week, Werder’s final pre-season friendly against Everton finished in a scoreless draw in front of a spirited crowd at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. Werder started the opening minutes of the first half on the wrong foot, as Everton challenged the Green-Whites. Whereas the Premier League club...

03.08.2019 // 17:35 // Match Highlights

New sleeve sponsor Tou Tou

SV Werder Bremen will have a new sleeve sponsor for the 2019/20 season. The Asian betting brand Tou Tou will be the new sleeve sponsor for the Green-Whites and will be displayed on the left arm of the shirt for the first time in tomorrrow's final pre-season friendly against Everton in the wohninvest WESERSTADION (15:30 CEST). Furthermore, Tou Tou will also be the “OFFICIAL SLEEVE PARTNER &...

02.08.2019 // 12:00 // Business

“Worked extremely well”

Time to return to the North! On Friday morning, Werder set off on their trip back to Bremen. After seven days of intense training in Grassau, Florian Kohfeldt’s team can now look ahead to their friendly against Everton. The head coach leaves with a positive impression of his team’s second training camp. “We worked extremely well and were able to complete a solid series of training sessions,”...

02.08.2019 // 09:22 // first team

Werder host Everton in last pre-season friendly

Florian Kohfeldt’s men may have completed their training camp in Grassau, but after the team returns to Bremen on Friday, they’ll be pulling their boots back on just one sleep later. On Saturday, on Werder’s annual “Tach der Fans” (Fans’ Day), the Green-Whites will entertain Everton in a pre-season friendly. This is the players’ last chance to show how prepared they really are for the season...

01.08.2019 // 17:51 // preliminary report

Maximum drive

Joshua Sargent has managed to draw attention to himself during this summer’s pre-season. The forward is in peak physical condition and was able to impress in both training and in friendly fixtures. Talking to WERDER.DE, the Green-White talks about Florian Kohfeldt’s influence, the internal competition up front and leaving his homeland.

01.08.2019 // 16:11 // interview