First-team news

Friedl, Veljkovic, Mbom and Weiser to return

Werder Bremen received the green light from the health authorities at the beginning of the week to allow Marco Friedl, Milos Veljkovic, Manuel Mbom and rehabilitation coach Marcel Abanoz to end their periods of self-isolation after their positive Covid tests. In addition to the latest test results, a recommendation from the RKI was given by the Bremen health department as a reason for the early...

11.01.2022 / 11:25 / First Team
Dominik Becker loan deal agreed with 1. FC Saarbrücken

Dominik Becker loaned out to Saarbrücken

Dominik Becker, who has trained regularly with the first team of late and was in the matchday squad for the league game against Jahn Regensburg, will go to 1. FC Saarbrücken on loan. The loan move to the team currently sitting in fifth place in the third division will last until the 30th June 2023. The deal was agreed upon by those in charge at Werder Bremen and the Saarland club. Meanwhile, the...

11.01.2022 / 11:00 / U23
The home game vs. Düsseldorf will be played behind closed doors.

Düsseldorf match to be played behind closed doors

SV Werder Bremen’s home fixture against Fortuna Düsseldorf on Saturday 15tht January (13:30 CET) will be played behind closed doors at the wohninvest WESERSTADION. It was already announced following the conference of German Federal State governors before Christmas that Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 matches would not be allowed to welcome spectators.

10.01.2022 / 18:19 / First Team

Werder and Hannover play out a 2-2 draw

SV Werder Bremen finished off their preparations for the second part of the season with a 2-2 draw against Hannover 96. Niklas Schmidt (25’) and Marvin Ducksch (42’) scored for the Green-Whites in the 120 minute contest, whilst Sebastian Kerk (17’) and Cedric Teuchert (34’) got the goals for Hannover. After a lively first half, the second half saw the introduction of Werder academy players.

08.01.2022 / 17:36 / Match Report
New assistant coach Hannes Drews on his first day of work (photo: WERDER.DE).

“We always stayed in contact”

There was less than half an hour between the announcement of Hannes Drews’ arrival and his first training session. Friday was very much a case of being thrown in at the deep end for Werder’s new assistant coach. “I’m very happy to be here. I’ve been welcomed with open arms and the weather is the same everywhere up north anyway,” joked the Neumünster native in his first chat with

07.01.2022 / 17:13 / First Team

Friendly against league rivals

After a clear 3-0 victory against third-tier Viktoria Berlin, SV Werder can now look forward to their second friendly of the winter break. On Saturday (08/01/2022), the Green-Whites will face off against league rivals Hannover 96. The game will get underway at 12:30 CET at the Eilenriedestadion.

07.01.2022 / 14:39 / preliminary report

Hannes Drews joins Werder Bremen as assistant coach

SV Werder Bremen have completed their search for a new assistant. Following the departure of Danijel Zenkovic to Club Brugge, the vacant position in Ole Werner’s coaching staff will be filled by Hannes Drews.

07.01.2022 / 10:45 / First Team
Leonardo Bittencourt will play against Fortuna where possible.

Bittencourt “confident” about the Düsseldorf game

Leonardo Bittencourt sat down to answer some questions from the Green-Whites fans on Instagram Live after completing his individual training session on Thursday morning. The main question on the followers’ minds at the start of the Q&A was whether the midfielder would be fit for the upcoming league match against Fortuna Düsseldorf. “Things are looking good,” explained the 28-year-old,...

06.01.2022 / 15:52 / First Team

Njinmah signs first professional contract with Werder, joins BVB II on loan

An exciting start to the year for U23 attacker Justin Njinmah. The 21-year-old, who has made 14 appearances for SVW II in the Regionalliga, has signed his first professional contract for the Green-Whites. The striker will now head out on loan until the end of the 2022/23 season to Borussia Dortmund’s reserves, hunting for goals in the 3. Liga.

06.01.2022 / 14:00 / First Team

Professional Werder side defeat Viktoria Berlin in friendly

The first test of the winter break saw SV Werder Bremen welcome Viktoria Berlin to the “Platz 11” stadium. There were no surprises, with the Green-Whites giving the 3. Liga’s 11th-placed side little chance, especially in the first half. The result was decided before the interval, as Werder went in 3-0 up thanks to goals from Kyu-hyun Park (15’), Marvin Ducksch (37’) and Eren Dinkci (45’). Seven...

05.01.2022 / 18:28 / Match Report
The two sides will meet for the second time already this season

Werder to play Hannover 96 in a friendly on Saturday

The second opponent for a friendly before the season restarts has been found. SV Werder Bremen will take on league rivals Hannover 96 on Saturday, 8th January.

05.01.2022 / 15:45 / First Team
Anthony Jung is confident ahead of the season restart

"A position where we are the hunters"

The final weeks of 2021 went especially well for Anthony Jung. The left-wingback played a big part in the three consecutive wins before the winter break, playing the full 90 minutes of each. In the 4-1 away win against Hannover, the summer signing also managed his first goal and assist for Werder. “The goal and assist were a personal highlight for me, alongside a good team performance,” said Jung...

04.01.2022 / 15:19 / First Team

Danijel Zenkovic leaves Werder Bremen

There has been a change in the club’s coaching team to begin the new year. Assistant coach Danijel Zenkovic leaves SV Werder and will become an assistant at Belgian top division side Club Brugge, forming part of a new coaching team under head coach Alfred Schreuder.

03.01.2022 / 19:00 / First Team

Sticking to the plan, but trying new things

SV Werder Bremen continue to up the ante in training ahead of the season’s restart, following their first training session of 2022 on Sunday with more work on Monday. “We’re going to carry out the program we planned to work on in Spain, here,” explained Ole Werner, speaking to the media. In addition, Werder’s head coach also gave an update on his squad and looked ahead to the next few days.

03.01.2022 / 16:15 / First Team

Werder to play Viktoria Berlin

SV Werder Bremen have found an opponent for the first of two friendlies as preparations for the remainder of the season continue. Ole Werner’s side will play third-tier team Viktoria Berlin on Wednesday, 5th January 2022.

03.01.2022 / 13:30 / First Team

Werder Bremen cancel training camp

SV Werder Bremen have cancelled their training camp in Spain at short notice after five Coronavirus tests came back positive on Sunday morning. For this reason, and in case of further positive tests in the coming days, the decision has been made to cancel the trip to Murcia.

02.01.2022 / 11:50 / First Team
Roger Assalé & Co. Will face off against two top-flight Belgian sides.

Werder to play friendly matches against Brugge and St. Truiden

SV Werder Bremen have confirmed they will play two friendly matches whilst at their training camp in Spain. Head coach Ole Werner’s side will go up against two teams that play in the Belgian first division, and Werder fans can watch both games live and for free on YouTube and WERDER.TV thanks to WERDER STROM. 

30.12.2021 / 13:59 / First Team
Mitchell Weiser has tested positive for COVID-19

Mitchell Weiser tests positive for COVID-19

Mitchell Weiser will miss SV Werder Bremen’s Spanish training camp in Murcia. The 27-year-old has tested positive for coronavirus and is now in quarantine at home.

27.12.2021 / 14:52 / First Team

Happy Christmas from Werder!

SV Werder Bremen would like to wish all fans a relaxing, healthy and enjoyable time over the festive period. Frohe Weihnachten! Merry Christmas! Feliz Navidad!

24.12.2021 / 14:37 / First Team
Klaus Filbry views SV Werder Bremen as well-prepared financially ahead of behind-closed-doors home matches coming up

Understanding and financially prepared

SV Werder Bremen has accepted with full understanding the decision of the Conference of Federal State Prime Ministers to order all first and second division games in Germany at the start of 2022 to be played behind closed doors. Klaus Filbry, representative of SV Werder’s board of directors, insists that the club’s liquidity is stable despite a repeated loss of revenue. 

21.12.2021 / 20:15 / First Team
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