Werder Bremen News

A trump card

+++ Gratitude: There was one constant that the Werder players were able to rely on during a long and intense Bundesliga season: the support of their own fans. Last weekend was no one-off, when around 10,000 Werder supporters made the journey to the Ruhr; rather the fans got behind the Green-whites in every one of their 16 other away games. On behalf of the team, WERDER.DE says: Thank you for your...

22.05.2017 // 11:25 // Team Talk

Florian Bruns leaves the SVW coaching staff

Assistant manager Florian Bruns will not be part of Werder's Bundesliga campaign next year, as he has decided to part ways with Alexander Nouri’s coaching team - this was confirmed by SV Werder on Sunday morning. Burns, who came from Werder's U23s side to the first team squad in September 2016 together with Nouri, said his farewells to the team on Saturday evening. “I thanked everyone for this...

21.05.2017 // 08:00 // first team

Somewhere between disappointment and pride

Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel was one of the first to find the right words to describe the game between his side and SV Werder. A “wild ride” and a “real strain on the nerves”, he proclaimed at the press conference, after his team had secured a 4-3 victory at home over SVW. It was a game that saw Werder take the lead twice and get so close to their dream of qualifying for the Europa...

20.05.2017 // 18:05 // first team

Werder suffer last gasp defeat in Dortmund

Werder ended the 2016/17 season with an agonising defeat away to Borussia Dortmund. The Green-Whites kept the fight for Europe alive until the very end and ultimately finish the season in 8th place. Captain Zlatko Junuzovic gave Werder the lead in front of 81,360 fans at Signal Iduna Park. Marco Reus and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang turned the match in the home side’s favour before half-time. Werder...

20.05.2017 // 15:29 // first team

Consolation for Bauer

+++ A first for Bauer: Despite the defeat to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder left-back Robert Bauer has at least a small cause to celebrate. The 22-year-old scored his first goal in the game in Werder colours, but he wasn’t overcome with the utmost of joy given the 5-3 final scoreline: “Of course I had imagined it would go rather differently, but apparently it had to happen in a crazy game like...

19.05.2017 // 10:15 // Team Talk

Go in brave for the season finale

Werder Bremen go into the final game of 2016/17 Bundesliga season against Dortmund with excitement and Alex Nouri’s team will be fully motivated ahead of the trip to the side currently third in the league. Both teams want only one thing from Matchday 34, a victory! While Werder need a win and some help from other teams to finish in the Europa League placings, Dortmund are looking to secure third...

18.05.2017 // 13:40 // preliminary report

Gnabry named in U21 EURO squad

Werder midfielder Serge Gnabry is in the Germany squad for the upcoming U21 European Championship in Poland. U21 Germany head coach announced the squad on Wednesday morning.

17.05.2017 // 11:30 // first team

García to miss match in Dortmund with muscle strain

Alexander Nouri’s team began their preparations today for their final game of the season against Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 20th May 15:30 CEST). Santiago García did not feature after picking up a strain in his calf against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.Alexander Nouri’s team began their preparations today for their final game of the season against Borussia Dortmund (Saturday, 20th May 15:30 CEST)....

16.05.2017 // 13:37 // first team

Junuzovic to take captain's armband

Midfielder Zlatko Junuzovic will become the permanent captain of Werder Bremen as of next season. He has been serving as vice-captain to Clemens Fritz, but Fritz is retiring from football this summer. Head coach Alexander Nouri announced this in Tuesday’s press conference.

16.05.2017 // 11:17 // first team

Jérome Gondorf joins Werder

The second signing for next season has been confirmed: Jérome Gondorf is switching from Darmstadt 98 to Werder. Frank Baumann announced the news on Tuesday morning saying, “We’ve agreed a deal with the player and are expecting all parties to sign very soon,” said Baumann. Gondorf has already passed his medical.  Details about the transfer fee have not been released.

16.05.2017 // 08:43 // first team

Rafinha’s shirt and the ‘Latin Chat‘

A life without a smartphone - unthinkable for so many. Mobiles are also a standard part of everyday life for Werder pros too, whether it be on long away trips, on training camps or when they are off the pitch. We put one of the most important items of a Werder player under the microscope - what was the last picture you looked at? What was the last app you had open and who did you message most...

15.05.2017 // 16:03 // Last time

Alexander Nouri extends contract at Werder

Alexander Nouri has agreed a contract extension with Werder Bremen and will remain the head coach of the club. The 37-year-old and Sporting Director Frank Baumann announced the news on Tuesday morning.

15.05.2017 // 12:59 // first team

Consolation for Bauer

+++ A first for Bauer: Despite the defeat to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, Werder left-back Robert Bauer has at least a small cause to celebrate. The 22-year-old scored his first goal in the game in Werder colours, but he wasn’t overcome with the utmost of joy given the 5-3 final scoreline: “Of course I had imagined it would go rather differently, but apparently it had to happen in a crazy game like...

15.05.2017 // 10:39 // Team Talk

Baumann: "We're very frustrated"

The Green-Whites found themselves 5-0 down after an hour of their final home game of the season against TSG Hoffenheim. “We didn’t manage to bring the passion and play of our last few weeks to the game today,” said a disappointed Frank Baumann after the match.

13.05.2017 // 17:42 // first team

Werder leave it too late against Hoffenheim

Werder didn’t take any points from their final home Bundesliga game of the 2016/17 season as they lost 5-3 to 1899 Hoffenheim in a crazy match. TSG took the lead in the seventh minute through Adam Szalai and Andrej Kramaric doubled the visitors’ lead just four minutes later. Steven Zuber’s goal just before half.time was the low-point of what was a disappointing first-half from Bremen. Things...

13.05.2017 // 15:26 // first team

Fritz named as Honorary Team Captain

Before kick-off in Werder’s final home game of the season against TSG Hoffenheim, Clemens Fritz was named an Honorary Team Captain of the Green-Whites. As the Weser-Stadion said goodbye to Fritz, he also received a framed captain’s armband from Werder’s executive board. The 36 year old, who will end his career in the summer, becomes Bremen’s eighth Honorary Captain.

13.05.2017 // 13:28 // first team

Delaney ready

+++ The wait is over – Thomas Delaney is ready to return. The Danish midfielder is expected to rejoin first-team training on Tuesday. “I’m delighted to be training again and hopefully I’ll be fit to face Hertha at the weekend,” said Delaney, who has recovered from a hamstring strain. Finally he’ll be able to be in and amongst the action rather than merely watching his teammates on the television...

12.05.2017 // 10:19 // Team Talk

Fritz farewell to begin at 15:15 on Saturday

If you are in attendance for SVW’s final home match of the season on Saturday against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, you should be in your seat and ready to go from 15:15 CEST. In the 15 minutes before kick off, the fans and club will say a farewell to long-serving captain Clemens Fritz. “It will be a very special moment when the captain leaves, and because of that we want to take the time to show our...

11.05.2017 // 14:06 // first team

Many goals, few defeats

The circumstances could hardly be better! Werder and Hoffenheim come up against one another on Saturday, 13th May 2017, at 15:30 CEST, in front of a sold-out Weser-Stadion in a clash between the teams who are currently third and fourth with respect to the second-half of the season’s table. Two teams who “want to play offensively in the final third,” make for a Bundesliga game that Alexander Nouri...

11.05.2017 // 13:34 // preliminary report

Santiago García to leave Werder

Santiago García will leave SV Werder at the end of the season. The left-back and Werder couldn’t agree to terms on a new contract to extend his current one, which expires in the summer. Director of sport Frank Baumann acknowledged the situation on Thursday morning. 

11.05.2017 // 09:10 // first team